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This Turmeric Smoothie Is Like a Hug for Your Stomach

Sweet-Tumeric-and-Purple-Power-HealerHave you heard all the buzz about turmeric lately? How it’s an anti-inflammatory, digestive aid, immunity booster and overall superfood? Pretty amazing stuff. And if you’re not someone who loves curry (probably the best known turmeric dish of all), that doesn’t mean you can’t reap the feel-good benefits of this power spice. Or, if you love curry like I love curry (oh, how I love curry), that doesn’t mean that your turmeric consumption must be limited to traditional Indian food. Because we have a turmeric smoothie recipe for you!
Just like the Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie we recently shared from Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner of Simple Green Smoothies, this turmeric smoothie comes straight from their new book: Simple Green Smoothies. Make it for breakfast or as an energy-boosting snack!

Sweet Turmeric Twister
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
 
Got tummy troubles? Turmeric may be just the spice you’ve been looking for! Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory spice known for its medicinal superpowers. This superfood spice helps heal digestive problems and relieves pain and swelling caused by inflammation. Pairing ginger and pineapple, this smoothie will make your tummy feel like it’s getting a nice warm hug.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups chopped pineapple
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 piece of (1/2 inch) fresh ginger, peeled
Instructions
  1. Blend the spinach and water until smooth.
  2. Add the pineapple, lemon juice, turmeric, and ginger and blend again.
Notes
Tip: Have fresh turmeric root? Swap in a 1⁄4-inch piece of it for the ginger.

Reprinted from Simple Green Smoothies by Jen Hansard & Jadah Sellner. Copyright (c) 2015 by Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner. By permission of Rodale Books. Available wherever books are sold.

Besides curry and this smoothie, what other ways do you like to get turmeric in your eats? I love a little in my scrambled eggs and in my tea! —Jenn

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  1. OmNomAlly says:

    Tried this with breakfast this morning and it was DELICIOUS! The perfect amount of tang and spice and so highly anti-inflammatory that I just knew it was doing me good all day long 🙂