Start your day off right with this clean-eating Tropical Turmeric smoothie made from bananas and mango and flavoured with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom.
I can't think of a more cheerful way to start the day than with this Tropical Turmeric Smoothie!
I try to have lots of variety in our breakfasts, but more often than not, breakfast at our house is a smoothie. Sometimes I'm out in the garden early in the morning in my PJ's, grabbing a handful of kale and parsley as the basis for a green smoothie, but I'm on a turmeric kick this week, so I'm offering you this Tropical Turmeric Smoothie.
Just look at that colour! And knowing that I'm filling my body full of anti-oxidants, detoxifying my liver, (and maybe preventing Alzheimer's!) is just one more reason to sip and enjoy this smoothie.
Mix equal amounts of ground turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom in a small jar, store it in your spice cupboard, and it will be ready to use in this smoothie or in Warm Turmeric Cinnamon Milk.
Then combine a ripe banana, milk of your choice, mango chunks, the spices, and some chia and/or hemp hearts in a blender until smooth. Taste and see if you needed sweetener or not. If the fruit was very ripe, you won't need anything extra. Don't forget the sprinkle of black pepper to help your body absorb the curcumin in the turmeric!
Cheers! Here's to starting your day with a healthy breakfast.
Tropical Turmeric Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut, almond or dairy milk, unsweetened
- ½ medium fresh or frozen banana
- ½ cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
- ½ tsp each ground turmeric ginger, cinnamon and cardamom
- 1 tsp maple syrup OR honey, only if your fruit is not fully ripe and naturally sweet
- 1 - 2 tbsp chia or hemp seeds
- dash ground black pepper
- 3 ice cubes, if you find it is too thick
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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Looking for more ways to add turmeric to your diet?
Here's another easy recipe for a turmeric, lemon and honey drink that actually tastes delicious! This powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant Turmeric Pick-Me-Up juice also gives you a boost of energy. Try it in the afternoon!
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