tropical turmeric smoothie

Turn up your morning routine with a Tropical Turmeric Smoothie!

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie ~ Turn up your morning routine with this anti inflammatory smoothie! ~

I’ve been trying to include a smoothie (or smoothie bowl) and a salad to my diet every day for increased energy and immune support.  I need all the help I can get these days!  The USDA recommends 5-13 servings of fruits of vegetables per day for optimal health.  (Aim for 13 for best results!)  This may seem like a daunting task to undertake.  However, if you get into the habit of adding a smoothie and salad to your day it’s a piece of cake!

This smoothie has turned into one of our favorites as it is super refreshing and energizing!  Tropical fruit is blended with hemp seeds and turmeric…yes, turmeric!  The same spice that is typically used in savory recipes such as curries.  Turmeric is insanely high in anti inflammatory compounds, namely curcurmin.  This compound has shown promise in improving cardiovascular disease, diabetes, digestive disorders, Alzhiemer’s disease and delayed cell growth of certain types of tumors.  Turmeric has an earthy, spicy and bitter taste.  However, it’s practically undetectable in this recipe.  If you’re not sure about adding it to smoothies, try it in soups, stews, curries or rice dishes!

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie ~ Turn up your morning routine with this anti inflammatory smoothie! ~

tropical turmeric smoothie
 
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Makes 1 smoothie
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups frozen mango
  • 1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • ⅛-1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 6 oz pineapple juice
  • Additional Add-Ins:
  • coconut oil
  • coconut flakes
  • baby spinach
  • chia seeds
  • oats
  • cashews
  • almond butter
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie ~ Turn up your morning routine with this anti inflammatory smoothie! ~

Hemp seeds add a balance of protein, healthy fat and fiber.  You can add a dollop of coconut oil for an extra dose of healthy fat or a scoop of your favorite protein powder to hold you over longer.  I added Dang coconut flakes because I’m obsessed with them!  Other add-ins are old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, cashews or almond butter.

You can always add spinach and transform this into a green smoothie, which I highly recommend!

skillet strawberry s’mores

Skillet Strawberry S’mores, just because…

Skillet Strawberry S'mores ~vegan~ Yup, strawberry s'mores!!!

Look at those!  

They take less than 10 minutes to make and barely last 10 minutes when taken out of the oven…they are that good!  S’mores and summertime go hand-in-hand, but these babies can be made anytime of the year!  No campfire needed here!  Simply place the skilled under the broiler for 5 minutes and voila, you have layered gooeyness of marshmallows, sweet strawberries, dark chocolate and crunchy graham crackers!Fresh strawberries give these s’mores a summertime flare!  If strawberries aren’t your thing, try sliced bananas instead!

I was able to find vegan marshmallows in our local grocery store, but you can find Dandies Marshmallows over at Thrive market!

Skillet Strawberry S'mores ~vegan~ Yup, strawberry s'mores!!!

Skillet Strawberry S'mores ~vegan~ Yup, strawberry s'mores!!!

skillet strawberry s'mores
 
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Skillet Strawberry S'mores, no campfire needed! Makes 8-10 servings
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (I like the brand enjoy life)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup mini-marshmallows
Instructions
  1. Layer graham crackers on the bottom of a large skillet and add chocolate, strawberries and mini-marshmallows.
  2. Broil for 5 minutes or until marshmallows are perfectly toasted!
  3. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 144 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 22 Sugar: 11 Fiber: 1 Protein: 2

Skillet Strawberry S'mores ~vegan~ Yup, strawberry s'mores!!!

Skillet Strawberry S'mores ~vegan~ Yup, strawberry s'mores!!!

 Happy Friday :)

kale cubes

Kale Cubes, making good use of your greens!

Kale Cubes, making good use of your greens!

This month’s Recipe Redux asked us for our favorite way to make use of the veggies found in the garden, CSA or local farmers’ market….my contribution is Kale Cubes!

By this time of year it may be difficult to keep up with eating the amount of greens your garden is pumping out.  Kale Cubes are the perfect solution!  Blend excess garden greens such as kale, spinach or collards, freeze and use for green smoothies on the fly!  This is also a great way to use up any store-bought greens before they go bad!

I blended these kale cubes with coconut water because I wanted them for smoothies.  But, you can also blend greens with plain water or broth to have on hand for soups, stews or pasta sauce!

Kale Cubes, making good use of your greens!

kale cubes
 
Kale Cubes, the putting your greens to good use!
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Ingredients
  • 3 tightly packed cups of kale
  • ½ cup coconut water
Instructions
  1. Blend, pour into an ice cube tray and freeze!

The final product!

A Kale Cube Smoothie blended with raspberries, almond milk and bananas!

Kale Cubes, making good use of your greens!

Check out some other tips from the Recipe Redux crew!

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