Pain Relief Smoothies

By Kathryn Haynes, D.C.

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Joint and muscle pains are incredibly common and make up most of all doctor visits. We help people with neck pain, back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, arm pain, and leg pain every day.  While we help relieve and prevent these pains, there are also nutritional remedies that can help support and even speed up the recovery process.  

Below are a few foods that can help to reduce pain and/or inflammation:

  • Cherries

Cherries have anti-inflammatory properties similar to those in aspirin.

  • Cinnamon

Cinnamon has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s actually one of the most powerful healing spices.

  • Cayenne

Capsaicin, the oily compound in cayenne, is the active ingredient in many prescription and over-the-counter creams, ointments, and patches for arthritis and muscle pain.

  • Pineapple

The pineapple enzyme bromelain is thought to alleviate swelling associated with osteoarthritis.

3 Pain Relief Smoothie Recipes to try

Cherry Cinnamon Pain Relief Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1-2 cups coconut water
  • 3 fresh mint leaves

Place all ingredients into a blender.  Blend till smooth.

Spicy Pain Relief Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne powder
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 cups kale leaves
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 – 2 cups coconut water

Place all ingredients into a blender.  Blend till smooth.

Pineapple Pain Relief Smoothie

  • 1 rib celery
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • ½ pineapple
  • ½ lime wedge (peeled)
  • 1 cup coconut water

Place all ingredients into a blender.  Blend till smooth.

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