Tasty Tuesday – Turmeric Smoothie


It truly is quite tasty! Last week, Tasty Tuesday was a delectable vegetarian lasagna. This week, I thought it would be nice to lighten things up with a luscious turmeric smoothie. No face-making until you actually taste it! You will definitely be surprised! And, although not low in calories, this smoothie is so yummy and satisfying that it’s terrific as a breakfast replacement drink.

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“In life, much like smoothies, you get out what you put in.” Bolthouse Farms

Turmeric Smoothie

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Combine in your favorite blender:
2 cups coconut milk
1 cup frozen mango chunks
2 fresh bananas
1 1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1 cup water
 

It’s always hard for me to stop at one glass of this heavenly drink, but the calorie content — mainly due to the coconut milk — always brings my mind back to a reality check. I love it as a breakfast replacement though, especially because of the many nutritional benefits of turmeric. In India, turmeric has been used for thousands of years for some of the following benefits:

  1. Natural liver detoxifier
  2. Strong anti-inflammatory properties
  3. Assists the metabolism and thereby helps with weight management
  4. Powerful immune system booster
  5. Sometimes used as a treatment for depression
  6. Can accelerate the healing of physical wounds
  7. Used as a natural painkiller

Indians use turmeric in many of their vegetable and meat dishes. It has a deep, rich color and incorporating it into your culinary lifestyle is easy and fun to do.

Try it! And enjoy!