Tropical Turmeric Smoothie
This year was the first time in as long as I can remember that I didn’t make the new years resolution to loose weight. It didn’t hit me until the 3rd of January that I didn’t make that . But once I realized that I didn’t make a declaration to loose X number of pounds, I was pretty thrilled. Instead, I set some goals for my yoga practice and want to continue keep up my (mostly) healthy eating habits. One of the ways that I’m keeping up my healthy eating is by drinking this tropical turmeric smoothie!
There are numerous health benefits to turmeric, so I try to include it in a lot of the food that I make. I’ve been making a lot of Thai and Indian food lately in which turmeric plays a starring role. Only recently did I start putting it into my smoothies as well. I know it might sound slightly out of place in a smoothie, but the taste is rather subtle. I recently had a friend tell me that he puts mushrooms in his smoothies, so it can’t be any weirder than that!
I’m mainly interested in turmeric for the antioxidant properties, cancer and alzheimer’s prevention. The anti-aging properties don’t hurt either ;). Click here for a full list of all the amazing benefits of turmeric! While turmeric is the star of this smoothie, there are a lot of other flavours going on as well. Pepper corn helps the compound curcumin be absorbed by your body, so I’ve included a pinch. The tropical flavours of the smoothie come from pineapple, orange and mango. You can use fresh or frozen fruit, it just depends on how thick you want your tropical turmeric smoothie to be.
There are also a number of different ways that you could customize your tropical turmeric smoothie. Protein powder can of course be added to turn it into a meal. You could also cut the milk and use fresh squeezed orange juice as well. Even try adding additional fruits such as papaya, strawberries or banana to suite your taste. A small scoop of matcha would also be great for you – it just might turn your smoothie an ugly brown colour.
I’m looking forward to putting this smoothie into my regular breakfast rotation. It’s fruity flavours make it easy for sipping. Also, I can hardly resist anything in these gorgeous new cooler glasses that I got!
Let me know what you think of this smoothie recipe! Will you be making a tropical turmeric smoothie for yourself?