Tasty Turmeric Banana Smoothie

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This smoothie recipe is a little sweeter than most of the ones this “low sugar girl” drinks. But sometimes it’s fun to splurge a little!!

I love the nutrient dense ingredients, and the bright colour is a nice change from my usual green smoothies. Particularly beneficial is the:

Turmeric. I have written a post all about the health benefits of turmeric here. the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric are best known for reducing inflammation in the body. Absorption of turmeric is an issue, so it is important to include either black pepper or a healthy fat to increase absorption. This smoothie includes almond butter and option coconut flakes on a topping to achieve this.

Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidants that can help protect against heart disease and certain types of cancer. the bioavailability of the carotenoids in cooked carrots is greater if the carrots are cooked, so feel free to include leftover cooked carrots in this recipe instead of raw.

Pineapple. This tropical fruit is very high in vitamin C. And, one of my favourite substances in pineapple is bromelain, a group of sulfur-containing proteolytic enzymes that help digestion (when eaten with meals) and can help to reduce inflammation in the body (when eaten on its own, away from meals).

Try this smoothie recipe and post a comment to let me know how you enjoyed it and what variations worked for you!

Tasty Turmeric Banana Smoothie

I love this tasty smoothie at breakfast or for a snack. It has just the right amount of sweetness and spice and is super healthy! A fun change from the green smoothies I normally drink.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot  about 1/2-3/4 cup chopped
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Optional Toppings

  • shredded coconut
  • toasted coconut chips
  • cinnamon

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients except coconut in a blender and process on high until blended.
  • Pour into cup and top with coconut or cinnamon or both. Enjoy!
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