Turn up your morning routine with a Tropical Turmeric 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!
- 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
- almond butter
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
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!