Turmeric is going to be the hot new health trend this year — I promise you. This powerful spice detoxes your liver, has the ability to kill cancer cells in the body, and protects your brain from Alzheimer’s disease. Betchya didn’t know all of that, did you?
Turmeric is most commonly used in curry and other ethnic dishes, so it might be a bit surprising for some of you to see it used in a smoothie. When Williams-Sonoma reached out to me to participate in their “Not Your Typical Smoothie” week, I knew turmeric would be the perfect ingredient to change things up.
On its own, turmeric has a fairly bitter taste, so if using it in a smoothie you really have to mask it with other yummy ingredients. The dominant flavors in this smoothie come from mango, banana, cinnamon, and ginger. The turmeric and chia seeds (healthy fats, antioxidants, and protein galore!) are hidden in there for an extra nutritional boost.
This smoothie is great to drink right when you wake up in the morning – especially if you are looking for something to cleanse your system. It really couldn’t get healthier than this!
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- 3 large ice cubes
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen mango
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Stevia (optional)
- Unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
- Place the almond milk, ice cubes, banana, mango, turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger in a blender and blend until almost smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the chia seeds and blend for an additional 15 seconds until smooth. Taste the smoothie and add stevia and coconut flakes as desired.
This post was inspired by Williams-Sonoma, but the recipe and all opinions are my own. Thank you for your support.