Fennel Smoothie (Anti-Inflammatory)

This is a delicious anti-inflammatory fennel smoothie, that tastes sweet and refreshing. 

It’s an aromatic smoothie thanks to the fennel, as well as sweet and antioxidant-packed thanks to the blueberries!

This smoothie is a must-try for all health-conscious individuals.

Explore recipe tips, smoothie benefits, and more below!

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Fennel Smoothie (Anti-Inflammatory)

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Sip wellness with this Fennel Smoothie crafted for taste and packed with anti-inflammatory power. Boost your health with this delicious fennel smoothie.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup fennel slices
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender jug starting with the frozen fruit first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

The smoothie is best consumed immediately after blending.

  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 196
  • Sugar: 18.1
  • Fat: 5.2
  • Carbohydrates: 35
  • Fiber: 13.7
  • Protein: 7.4

Fennel Smoothie Benefits

glass cup filled with a fennel and berry smoothie surrounded by spinach and blueberries

I only recently started testing using fennel in my smoothies, and I love the taste it gives to my fruity smoothies.

However, apart from making the smoothies a lot more aromatic, adding fennel to your smoothies has many other benefits too.

Some benefits include:

  • Digestive Aid: Fennel can help alleviate digestive issues like bloating and indigestion. I love using it in my debloat smoothies.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties: It possesses anti-inflammatory compounds that may reduce inflammation.
  • Rich in Antioxidants: Fennel is loaded with antioxidants that combat free radicals in the body.
  • Source of Fiber: The high fiber content in fennel supports digestive health and helps maintain a feeling of fullness.
  • Nutrient Boost: Fennel contributes essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and potassium.
  • Fresh Flavor: Adds a unique, fresh flavor to your smoothies, enhancing taste and variety.
  • Hydration: Fennel has a high water content, contributing to overall hydration levels.
  • Supports Heart Health: The potassium in fennel may help regulate blood pressure and promote heart health.
  • Low in Calories: Fennel is a low-calorie ingredient, making it a healthy addition to your smoothies without adding excessive calories.

And many others as well.

fennel smoothie

Smoothie Variations

As I was developing this fennel smoothie, to my surprise, I found that fennel works well with many ingredients.

If you like to try a slightly different smoothie, below are some variations that I have tested, which worked very well too!

  1. Swap the blueberries: I tested strawberries and blackberries. Both worked very well. Just make sure they are frozen!
  2. Liquid Alternatives: Experiment with different liquids, such as almond milk, orange juice, or coconut water.
  3. Seed Variety: If you’re out of chia seeds, flaxseeds or hemp seed hearts can be excellent alternatives, providing a similar nutritional boost.
  4. Greens Swap: Substitute spinach with kale or Swiss chard for a bolder, earthier flavor. Alternatively, try a milder green like cucumber for a refreshing twist.
  5. Sweetening The Smoothie: If you like your smoothies sweet, consider adding a natural sweetener like honey, agave syrup, or a few dates.
  6. Boost The Protein Content: This pineapple fennel smoothie is naturally vegan. If you are not a vegan, adding 1/2 cup of yogurt can increase the protein content without protein powders.

If you try some other variations that you like, let me know in the comments of this post!

a hand holding a glass cup of smoothie

Questions Regarding The Recipe From The Smoothie Community

I shared this smoothie recipe on my YouTube channel, and let’s just say my followers were a bit surprised by the use of fennel!

Naturally, some of the community members had questions regarding fennel!

Some of the popular ones included:  

How Do You Cut Fennel For Smoothies?

Step 1: Cut the root off the fennel. The sides should start falling off, if not pull them off. Step 2: You can dice them further, although the slices that peel off are a pretty good size for your blender. Step 3: Wash them Step 4: Add them to your blender.

Can You Put Fennel Seeds In a Smoothie?

If you don't have fresh fennel, you can use fennel seeds. I have tested the quantities, and 1/4 teaspoon was plenty in my smoothie.

When Should I Drink The Fennel Smoothie?

I personally drank the smoothie in the morning for my breakfast. But, you can experiment and drink it at any time of the day.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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