SMOOTHIE SATURDAY: BAT BLOOD SMOOTHIE
As you might tell, we've got halloween fever around here. Rest assured this weeks smoothie recipe doesn't include bat blood, but if you're looking to get your kids drinking smoothies, this could be the way to do it, during halloween. This smoothie comes out as red as the blood of bats! *que evil cackle!
Here's what you'll need:
Bonus with this smoothie is it's got great anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Here's a quick low down:
Beets: the antioxidant betalain gives them their signature color and is an excellent anti-inflammatory. When added to the diet, beet benefits include repairing cells and adding high levels of inflammation-fighting potassium and magnesium (source)
Coconut oil: Lipids (fats) and spices create strong anti-inflammatory compounds, especially coconut oil and the components of turmeric. In a study in India, the high levels of antioxidants present in virgin coconut oil reduced inflammation and healed arthritis more effectively than leading medications (source)