Creamy Tropical Turmeric Smoothie (dairy free)

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Turmeric is one of my favorite spices.  I use it almost daily in my cooking.  Lately I have been even adding it to my morning smoothies.  And I love it.  My teenager has even developed a taste for it.  The body knows what is good.  This morning’s delight was my Creamy Tropical Turmeric Smoothie.

I have to say that I am totally enjoying being on a REAL food journey with my oldest daughter (who will turn 18 this summer.)  She has recently become more concerned with the foods that she puts into her body and has been eating a totally clean Paleo diet.  This means that we have been spending a lot of time together in the kitchen preparing nutrient-dense foods and yummy treats.  It feels really good to have my own child preparing a hearty breakfast of sauteed greens, sweet potatoes,  eggs, and sauerkraut for the family.  Makes a mama proud.

One of the things we talk about is how healthy eating is more than a diet.  It is a lifestyle.  It’s wonderful to see her not only eating well but taking care of herself in many other ways as well.  She lifts weights and exercises a lot.  I see her making an effort to get more sleep.  And she just seems happier.  The veil of the teenage years is lifting and I am seeing a beautiful, mature, young woman emerging.

Oh, yeah.  Back to that yummy smoothie.  This morning I made us a delicious, anti-inflammatory smoothie.  It was full of creamy coconut milk, sweet pineapple and banana, healthy coconut fat, and some gelatin and hemp seeds for protein (about 14 grams total.)  Fresh ginger and turmeric add the anti-inflammatory punch.

Turmeric is something we should all have more of in our lives.  Inflammation is the root of many chronic conditions, and turmeric is great at putting out that internal fire.  Not only is it anti-inflammatory, it also has been shown to be antioxidant, to block cancer cells, to reduce the risk for diabetes, and to be good for the liver.

I tend to favor fresh turmeric, but if you can’t find it, turmeric powder works just fine.  Read more HERE about the awesome health benefits of turmeric.

Hope you are all having a wonderful spring time.  I look forward to sharing more of our delicious morning smoothies and juices with you as the warmer weather makes me want to bust out the vitamix.  Looking forward to all of the summer fruits and berries.

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Creamy Tropical Turmeric Smoothie (dairy free) ~ savorylotus.com

 

Creamy Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

serves 1

Ingredients:

1 banana

3/4 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen

1 cup  homemade coconut milk  (or 3/4 cup full fat BPA and additive free canned coconut milk plus 1/4 cup water)

fresh turmeric, peeled ~ about the size of a small grape (or 1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric powder)

fresh ginger, peeled ~ about the size of a small grape

1 TBS coconut butter or coconut oil

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

2 TBS hemp seeds (I use THIS brand)

1 TBS gelatin hydrolysate (I use THIS grass fed brand that dissolves in cold liquid)

Optional: 3-4 ice cubes, if you like a colder smoothie

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and process until creamy and smooth ~ about 45 seconds.
  2. Drink and enjoy!  Your body will thank you!

NOTE:  If you are new to turmeric, it’s best to start out small.  Add just a titch to your smoothie and see how you like it.  You can always add more.  Too much can be a bit bitter.  My experience is that the body quickly develops a taste for this healing spice.

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Creamy Tropical Turmeric Smoothie (dairy free)
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • ¾ cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup homemade coconut milk (or ¾ cup full fat canned coconut milk plus ¼ cup water)
  • fresh turmeric, peeled ~ about the size of a small grape (or ¼-1/2 tsp turmeric powder)
  • fresh ginger, peeled ~ about the size of a small grape
  • 1 TBS coconut butter or coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 TBS hemp seeds
  • 1 TBS gelatin hydrolysate
  • Optional: 3-4 ice cubes, if you like a colder smoothie
Directions
  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and process until creamy and smooth ~ about 45 seconds.
  2. Drink and enjoy! Your body will thank you!
Notes
If you are new to turmeric, it's best to start out small. Add just a titch to your smoothie and see how you like it. You can always add more. Too much can be a bit bitter. My experience is that the body quickly develops a taste for this healing spice.

 

More Delicious Turmeric Recipes:

Liver Detox Turmeric Tea

Turmeric Roasted Carrots

Paleo Turmeric Scones

Roasted Turmeric Pumpkin Seeds

Curried Cauliflower

Anti-Inflammies Healthy Gummy Snacks

 

 
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Comments

  1. sarah auzina says

    This does sound delicious, especially with cilantro!

    I seem to have recently developed a sensitivity to pineapple- it makes my throat scratchy and a bit swollen. Any recommendations for a replacement?

  2. says

    Thank you! I just bought some turmeric root because I’ve heard so many good things about it. This seems like a really good recipe to start with.

  3. says

    This looks really good! I love turmeric too! I had some acupuncture a while back from a very knowledgeable doctor that recommended I add turmeric to my diet to help with inflammation. I’m going to blend this up later today before I head into work for my nightshift!

  4. joannabanana21 says

    this is my favorite smoothie ever!! i’ve had it every day for the past three days!! haha i am totally addicted. i was really hesistant about using turmeric because i wasn’t sure how it would taste since i use it in savory dishes. i can’t even tell it’s in there. i also add a smidge of almond extract because i love the stuff.

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