Turmeric Smoothie (Plant-Based)
3/4c (180ml) almond milk
1 medium banana
1c (140ml) pineapple (cubed)
1·½tsp/ ¼ thumb turmeric
½ thumb ginger (fresh)
a pinch black pepper
1- In a high-speed blender combine all essential ingredients.
2- Blend for about 1 minute on high speed.
3- Top up with any optional ingredients of your choice.
4- Continue to blend until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
5- Taste & adjust the seasoning if required.
6- Serve immediately, or store in a glass bottle with a lid in your fridge.
This smoothie will keep for a few days in your fridge. You can also freeze it in a freezer-proof bottle. Just make sure to leave some air-space since frozen liquids expand. Take the smoothie out of the freezer the night before you want to drink it and leave it in your fridge to defrost.
How to make the turmeric smoothie:
What’s so good about this smoothie?
Yellow in colour and a balanced flavour: almond milk for the lightness, banana for the creaminess and pineapple for a little sweet & tart. But really turmeric, ginger & black pepper are the superfood smoothie stars.
This smoothie is sugar-free and is made with lots of beneficial ingredients. The most active compound of turmeric, for example, is curcumin. The absorption of curcumin can be boosted with black pepper or fat (almond milk). Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and has many more health benefits.