250ml of orange juice
125g (4.4oz) of yoghurt
1 tablespoons of flaxseed oil
230g (8oz) of frozen blue and black berries.
1 small banana
Whether it is too warm for toast or lack of time to prepare breakfast in the morning, we have got a smoothie recipe for you. A quick and easy idea if you have a blender/food processor.
The dark navy colour of blackberries indicated that they have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. Antioxidants play an important role in ameliorating oxidative stress in the inflammatory pathway. People with arthritis should ensure a good daily of dietary antioxidants, preferably from food.
This smoothie has an added twist – It has added flaxseed oil. This plant oil is a good source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA has been found to exert anti-inflammatory properties. However the actual therapeutic dose and the duration of treatment remain unclear.
Put the orange juice, yoghurt, berries, banana and flaxseed oil in the blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour in glass and add 2 or 3 berries to finish.
|Nutritional values for 1 serving|
|Food Group||Food item|
|EGGS & Dairy||Low fat yoghurt|
|OIL & FAT||Vegetable oil|
|DRINKS||Pure fruit juice|
|FRUIT||Strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, raspberries (2 portions)|