Nothing quite kicks off the day like a healthy smoothie. Whether you like stacking them with fruits or leafy greens, there are so many different ones to try! But, what you may not have considered before, is adding spice to your morning drink. That’s right – spice!
Believe it or not, adding certain spices to your smoothie provides a great way to unleash new tastes while staying healthy. This is particularly true with turmeric…
But First – Why Turmeric?
Many people go above and beyond to incorporate turmeric into their daily lives. This is because, as well as resembling the taste of ginger, it supports your normal bodily function. It’s not uncommon for people to take turmeric supplements to support healthy digestion, and for this reason alone, it’s also worth putting in your smoothies.
Tasty Pineapple and Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
Now that you know why turmeric is beneficial for your smoothies, let’s uncover how to make this spice work. After a lot of taste tests, we have found the tastiest turmeric smoothie of them all. Here is your easy-to-follow recipe:
You won’t need many ingredients to create this taste turmeric smoothie:
- Frozen pineapple chunks (this will create a thicker consistency)
- Banana (preferably a fresh banana)
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- ⅓ tsp of grated ginger
If you’re panicking about having both turmeric and ginger in your smoothie, don’t worry! The fruit perfectly balances out the peppery taste, creating a concoction like no other.
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. This should only take about 30 seconds, as the frozen pineapple chunks will add a creamy texture immediately.
If there are still lumps in the mixture after 30 seconds, just continue blending until satisfied. The end result should be thick and creamy.
You’re just a few sips away from experiencing a smoothie both sweet and savoury in flavour. Once the mixture has been blended until smooth, pour it into your favourite glass and enjoy! We weren’t lying when we said it’d be like no other (and let’s not forget that it’s healthy!).
There are hundreds and hundreds of turmeric smoothie recipes out there for you to enjoy. Realistically, it can be added to just about any smoothie imaginable! From super sweet to super savoury, you’ll be sure to find something that works for you.
Want to get the most out of your morning smoothies? These extra tips might help!
Top Tip #1: To prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed with taste, add turmeric in small increments at first. This will help you to grow accustomed to the gingery flavour without ruining your fresh morning smoothie!
And, don’t forget that if you dislike the taste, you can reap the benefits of turmeric through taking daily supplements.
Top Tip #2: If you’re a fan of the spice, however, consider doubling up for an extra punch. This recipe combines both ginger and turmeric, but there’s a lot more you can sprinkle in. Once again, there are plenty of recipes out there that will be acquired to your taste.