Cherry & Mango Smoothie
If you’re living with joint pain or osteoarthritis, it's widely acknowledged that symptoms can be alleviated by tinkering with your diet so that mealtimes include ingredients packed with anti-inflammatory properties.
Finding recipes that get the taste buds tingling is the easiest way to switch to a healthy diet. This month we’ve discovered the simple joy in a really tasty cherry and mango smoothie that can set you up for the day and happens to be made with ingredients which can help manage joint pain. Give it a try and let us know how you liked it on Facebook.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have allergies to any of the ingredients in this or any of our other food related blog posts then it might not be suitable or safe for you. If in doubt please consult your GP or healthcare professional.
Cherries get their dark colour from the flavonoid anthocyanin. Studies have shown that anthocyanin contains similar benefits as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen - but without having to worry about the side-effects of that medication.
Mangos are high in vitamin C, as well as containing polyphenols and carotenoids - both of which can reduce inflammation and help to reduce bone decay; clear benefits for those living with osteoarthritis.
Serves: 2 Prep & Make Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 2 cups of water
- Place the frozen mango and cherries in separate containers and allow them to defrost a little bit.
- Put the cherries and ½ a cup of water into a blender and blend until smooth. Add more of the water if you want to make it less thick.
- Give the blender a quick wash and add the mango and ½ a cup of water - again, add more water if you want it smoother.
- Pour the cherry smoothie part into two glasses and then pour the mango smoothie mix on top of it.
- You can then drink as is or mix it all together to create a delicious snack - and a great start to the day!