Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

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!

turmeric smoothie

The Recipe

  • 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!

  1. 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.

 

 

 

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