This smoothie is my everything ✨
Not only does it contain plant based healing properties, but it’s refreshing and delicious, and the beautiful bright orange color doesn’t hurt either! Smoothies have become part of my daily diet and I feel like 5 million percent better than my pre-smoothie life. Humans are so used to eating processed foods, even the healthier versions of them, that sometimes eating basic raw fruits & vegetables can be a daily struggle. I know that even if I slip up and eat a whole bag of potato chips or something fried or containing gluten, I feel better knowing that smoothies got my back and I don’t have to have a meltdown because I ruined my day with junk food.
Enter the Healing Tropical Turmeric Smoothie. A coconut based smoothie with healing turmeric and ginger, banana and peaches for natural sweetness, and carrots for fiber and a pop of color.
Check out my very first recipe video for this easy to make smoothie! I’m sure there are tech savvy 10 year olds out there that could create a better video than this, but it was super fun to make and I’m sure my video skills will improve from here on out. Let me know what you think!
The photo and video don’t do justice to the deep orange color you get with this smoothie. And the longer it sits, the richer the color.
Smoothies are great to eat before a meal to curb your appetite so you don’t over eat, and the raw fruits & veggies also help your body break down nutrients more efficiently.
Turmeric in particular is best consumed with a healthy fat to ensure all the amazing benefits of it are absorbed. I used coconut water in the video, but coconut milk would be a great choice thanks to it’s healthy fats. And if 1 tsp of ground turmeric is too overwhelming for your taste buds, try 1/2 teaspoon.
- 1 cup coconut water or coconut milk
- 1 handful of sliced peaches (frozen or fresh)
- 1 banana
- 3 carrots
- 1 small knob of fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 tsp of ground turmeric
- Pour coconut water into the blender.
- Chop banana and carrots into smaller pieces and add to blender, along with the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until completely smooth.
For another great turmeric drink and to see a list of the health benefits of this yellow spice superfood, check out my recipe for Turmeric Milk. It’s so tasty!
I recommend using all organic ingredients for this recipe, which you should be able to easily find at your local grocery store. The most expensive of all these ingredients is the organic ground turmeric, but it will last you a little while and is totally worth it.