Try this Turmeric Smoothie!

Your Daily Dose of Curcumin: Refreshing Turmeric Smoothie

Turmeric is a superfood spice that contains curcumin (Curcuma longa), which has been found to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, and even anti-cancer properties. In some studies, turmeric (and specifically the curcumin) has been found to help stop cancer cells from growing or continuing to form.

Just a teaspoon a day can lead to all kinds of preventative benefits to your overall health. Having been used in Asian and Indian homeopathic medicine for centuries, it’s a front-runner for one of the most beneficial health spices to have on hand.

Turmeric is a powerhouse superfood spice that is worth having in your arsenal of natural food source remedies in a variety of different sources. An organic, high-quality daily supplement makes it easy to add turmeric as a consistent part of your daily routine. And a powdered dried spice works well as an add-on to meals and food on the fly.

Pro tip: Add a dash to your scrambled eggs to up the flavor profile and make it smooth and also a bit nutty. This combined with pepper can increase the absorption rate and boom! Turmeric dose for the day is complete.

However, fresh turmeric, if you can find it, is where it’s at when it comes to adding both flavor and nutritive health benefits of turmeric into a smoothie. It somehow makes the taste both fresh, and refreshing.

Turmeric contributes a beautiful golden color, especially when combined with your milk of choice. All this plus tangy/spicy ginger mixed with sweet pineapple and you’ve got an afternoon elixir or morning breakfast boost for your body, your immune system, and your entire preventative health care plan.

And this smoothie is worth including in your go-to recipes to switch up your turmeric delivery source. Our turmeric smoothie is as delicious as it is nutritious (Yep. We went there because it is!)

Consider adding an extra boost of nutrition with our VeggieShake blends to amp up the anti-inflammatory benefits.

Peel and cut the fresh turmeric like you would fresh ginger.  A 1/4-inch chunk will equal about 1/4 teaspoons of ground turmeric.

  •  Servings: 2
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 large ripe banana, fresh or frozen (add more to taste for a sweeter, creamier smoothie)

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh chopped pineapple

  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger (1 small knob, peeled)

  • 1/4-inch chunk of fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped (or 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (usually about 1-2 fresh lemons)

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)

Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender.

  2. Blend on high until creamy and smooth.

  3. Add more milk or water if it is too thick at first until you reach your desired consistency.

  4. Consider adding a dash of cinnamon to top it off for a little extra heat.

  5. Divide between two glasses and serve cold.

Health Benefits
  1. Banana: an instant energy booster and weight-loss wonder fruit!

  2. Turmeric: a superfood spice that has been found to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, and even anti-cancer properties.

  3. Pineapple: the only major dietary source of bromelain, which is a mixture of enzymes that digest protein.

  4. Ginger: double up the spice with stomach-soothing ginger.

  5. Lemon juice: for hydration, vitamin C, weight loss, and digestion.

  6. Almond milk: choose the unsweetened kind to keep blood sugar levels steady!

Veggies have never been so good!

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