Reducing Chronic Inflammation with Avocado in Your Green Smoothie

Reducing Chronic Inflammation

Video by Dr. Tanner Tunskey

Inflammation, especially chronic inflammation, is extremely common here in our McKinney clinics and  has been tied to a whole host of negative health detriments like chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. While there are many ways to reduce systemic inflammation in our bodies, a quick and simple way to do so consistently is through nutrition.

Avocados are the key ingredient in today’s healthy green drink, and has been linked in multiple studies to be anti-inflammatory as well as cardioprotective. This specific study showed that avocado consumption leads to improved fatty acid profile when looking at blood markers in the body. “Reductions in total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL-c), triglycerides (TG), apolipoproteins A and B, and platelet aggregation were observed. There was an increase in high-density lipoprotein (HDL-c), and serum lipid peroxidation. Preservation of Ikappa-B protein (IkB) and inactivation of NF-kappa B (NFkB) were observed.”

This recipe can be an easy way to get all of the health benefits of avocados in one drink! Give it a try to help reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and live a healthier life!

  • ½ cup of cubed, frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup light coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (optional)

Combine all of these ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth and enjoy!


Silva Caldas, A. P., Chaves, L. O., Linhares Da Silva, L., De Castro Morais, D., & Gonçalves Alfenas, R. de C. (2017). Mechanisms involved in the cardioprotective effect of avocado consumption: A systematic review. International Journal of Food Properties, 20(sup2), 1675–1685.  //

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our McKinney Chiropractors, located near Stonebridge Ranch, at the corner of S. Stonebridge Dr. and Eldorado Pkwy., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy.