Starting the day off with a delicious smoothie will get you off to a good start.
This banana turmeric smoothie is rich in sweet, creamy goodness and a great way to add some additional nutrients to your diet.
Give your taste buds and your health a boost!
This nutritious banana turmeric smoothie recipe is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants to boost your immune system and keep you healthy.
It’s a great way to start the day, no matter if you’re a stay-at-home mom or the CEO of your own company.
It’s a breakfast that tastes like dessert. What could be better?
The ingredients in this smoothie recipe have excellent health benefits and are also used in different parts of the world as medicinal remedies for common ailments.
Besides having a tasty beverage for a breakfast or afternoon snack, you’re giving your body the best nutrition and healthy antioxidants to keep you going strong.
Banana – Bananas are a source of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and copper. Bananas are a great dietary source of potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure and magnesium for a healthy heart.
Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian system of treatment, recommends turmeric for a variety of health conditions. These include chronic pain and inflammation.
Turmeric – Turmeric is a root ( related to the ginger family), that is native to Asia and Central America. The active ingredient in it is Curcumin, which is also found in curry powder.
It features prominently in Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian system of treatment that uses ground herbs and spices for a variety of health conditions such as chronic pain and inflammation.
It has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Besides Ayurveda, it is also used in traditional Chinese medicine. In India, it is used for upper respiratory tract infections, arthritis, allergies, and problems with the digestive system.
Ginger – Ginger is another root that is grown for its medicinal property. In cooking, it lends a pungent spiciness to the dish. It is closely related to turmeric and is used in many of the same Ayurvedic remedies.
Ginger helps reduce nausea when made into tea for a great antioxidant. It helps fight infections and boosts the immune system.
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- Shredded coconut, for garnish
- Slice the frozen banana into chunks and add to the blender. Add pineapple juice, almond milk, turmeric, and ginger and blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
- Add shredded coconut as a garnish and sprinkle a few hemp seeds on top of the smoothie when serving.
To have this for an on-the-go breakfast, blend all ingredients and pour into a travel cup with a lid, and place in the refrigerator overnight. When leaving for the day, grab the cup and you're out the door with breakfast in hand. Quick and easy for hectic mornings.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 9gSugar: 47gProtein: 4g
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