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Kiwi Mango Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
Good For You Smoothie
Lately I have seen a lot of articles on the many benefits of turmeric and coconut oil. There are even studies showing that these ingredients can lower the risk for dementia. Many of the recipes I found looked somewhat difficult, so I decided to search for easier ways to incorporate turmeric into my diet on a regular basis (without having to take a supplement). I was intrigued by the idea of adding turmeric powder or root to a smoothie, and I saw many different recipes that call for turmeric in smoothies and juices. This sounded like a really easy way for me to incorporate it into my diet.
I have also seen articles suggesting that chia seeds, coconut oil, cinnamon and honey are beneficial. This smoothie contains all of these along with vitamin packed fruit. Since I have all of these ingredients on hand and highly accessible, I am able to make this smoothie very quickly. I don't really measure because it doesn't seem to make a difference if the ingredients are exactly the same amounts every time. I feel healthy and satisfied when I start the day with these nutritious ingredients.
Prep Time: 5
Total Time: 5
- 1 cup Coconut Milk (I like Vanilla)
- 1 Banana
- Handful (1/2 cup) Frozen or Fresh Mango
- 1 Kiwi
- 1 -2 tsp Coconut Oil
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp Honey
- 1 -2 tsp Chia Seeds
- Small piece of Ginger Root (1/2 inch by 1/2 inch)
- Handful of Ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend away! Please note- I use a Blendtec blender, which is more powerful than regular blenders. It is similar to a Vitamix. If you have a less powerful blender you may want to consider using ginger powder instead of ginger root.
Organic Turmeric Powder
I recommend organic turmeric powder or turmeric root if you can find it!
Healthy Ingredients for a Healthy Lifestyle
Here are some of the ingredients that I used for this smoothie. Not pictured is the banana, cinnamon and honey. Please do not feel like you need to follow this recipe to a "T." You can usually replace fruits/liquids and it will still come out good. For example, feel free to try almond milk rather than coconut milk. The cinnamon/turmeric is pretty overpowering in this recipe, but I like that.