Smoothies are the perfect meal supplement for people looking to lose weight while still getting essential nutrients in their diet.
Easy and quick to make, they’re refreshing and energizing, and can be custom made to include all kinds of health-promoting ingredients.
If you’ve ever wanted to create the perfect anti-inflammatory smoothie that’s also packed with antioxidants, this recipe is the one you want.
The sweet flavor of the fruits is the perfect balance to the slightly bitter flavor of turmeric, and the smooth consistency of the smoothie will leave you craving more.
The Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon maca (optional)
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This recipe is easy to make – simply toss the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve chilled for the best flavor.
This smoothie makes an excellent treat for breakfast or brunch, with ginger to kick-start your digestive system and turmeric to help fight inflammation, cancer, and other health problems at the same time.
It’s also full of vitamin C and antioxidants to slow the aging process and promote overall health.
How It Works
“Turmeric is a plant that has a very long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4,000 years. In Southeast Asia, turmeric is used not only as a principal spice but also as a component in religious ceremonies… Modern medicine has begun to recognize its importance, as indicated by the over 3,000 publications dealing with turmeric that came out within the last 25 years.”(3)
The safety and efficacy of turmeric have been well-documented; it’s safe to consume even in large doses, so don’t worry about adding too much to your smoothie (the worst effect you’ll encounter if you add too much is a waxy feeling in your mouth).
Ginger is one of the safest medicinal herbs out there, as evidenced by its use during pregnancy; it also promotes good digestion(6) and provides this smoothie with a much-needed “zing”.
Fresh fruits such as bananas, mango, and pineapple are loaded not only with important vitamins and minerals but with antioxidants, important nutrients which help fight age-related diseases(7). Antioxidants fight free radicals, reducing your risk of certain cancers and slowing the aging process. A diet rich in antioxidants is the first step towards a healthier overall lifestyle, and this smoothie is packed with them.