This smoothie tastes great, and packs a real health punch! Smooth, tropical and creamy – it’ll have you feeling good on the inside and outside.
Turmeric contains a component called curcumin, which boasts a multitude of health benefits. Used for it’s anti-aging and medicinal properties in Asian cultures for centuries, there is now a great deal of research into the benefits of curcumin within Western medicine.
Over 300 studies have appeared in mainstream scientific literature demonstrating curcumin’s cancer-preventative effects. It is also an established anti-inflammatory compound, as well as a powerful antioxidant.
In other words – this smoothie is a good’un!
- 1 cup dairy free milk (any will do – I used hazelnut milk)
- 1 cup frozen mango or pineapple chunks (or a mix of both)
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed/linseed
- Small pinch of black pepper*
Don’t worry, you can’t taste the turmeric! The big flavours of this smoothie are the tropical fruits and the refreshing notes of ginger. Not a fan of fresh ginger? Just add a smaller piece, or replace with some more frozen fruit.
* Why on earth am I putting pepper in a smoothie?! Studies have shown a small amount of black pepper enhances the benefits of curcumin within the body – you can’t taste this either!
- Just pop everything in a blender or smoothie maker, and blitz until smooth! The frozen fruit make it perfectly chilled, so it’s ready to go.