Why Use A Turmeric Protein SmoothieTurmeric is a small, orange looking root you can find in just about every grocery store. In contrast, while it may seem simple, it's not. Turmeric part of the ginger family and is a wonderful, nutrient-dense powerhouse that has been proven to have quite a few benefits associated with it. However, most importantly for busy moms who work out is that turmeric is full of anti-inflammatory components. And it's for this reason I love using this turmeric protein smoothie post-workout. Likewise, It helps:
- replenish your muscles thanks to the protein
- replace liquids lost from sweat
- help reduce muscle soreness
Which Protein Powder To UseSince making the swap to a vegan protein powder I now have a few brands I love and Orgain Protein Powder is one of them. Orgain protein powder is allergy-friendly (no soy, gluten-free, kosher, etc), has no added sugar and no artificial sweeteners, and actually won Preventions Cleanest Packaged Food Award! Additionally, it has 21 grams of vegan protein per scoop and it’s a clean enough brand that I feel comfortable giving it to my girls. If you want to give it a try, check it out and use code mamabear30 for 10% off your first-ever order.
Can I Use Turmeric Root?For this peach turmeric protein smoothie, I used turmeric powder. However, the root would work just fine. Considering this, remember that turmeric powder is more concentrated than the root so you'll want more of the root than the measurements of the powder. That said, most of the time, turmeric powder is simply easier to have on hand as the root does go bad. Personally, I like Organic Traditions Turmeric Powder and keep some on hand. Organic traditions are a popular superfood brand and I use them frequently because they don't add anything to their superfoods. Furthermore, they place their focus on quality products as well as quality sourcing. So, they're a brand I trust.
Other Ways To Use TurmericOutside of this turmeric protein smoothie, there are lots of ways to bump up your intake your turmeric! Similarly, they're all tasty too! The most popular way to use it is Golden Milk (also known as a turmeric tea latte).
Nutrient-Dense Smoothie RecipesIf you’re looking to make healthy eating simple, look no further than my e-book Sunday Smoothies where I’ve gathered 15, tasty, superfood-based recipes perfect for busy moms. Every flavor from classic green goddess smoothies to indulgent chocolate, kiwi to chocolate cherry. Likewise, these healthy smoothie recipes all share a few things in common:
- They are healthy and simple to make
- All the recipes are dairy-free and gluten-free
- All of the recipes are real-food based and focus on nutrients and not fillers
- They’re loaded with extras in the form of superfoods
- frozen peaches
- turmeric powder
- coconut milk
- Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder
- orange, juiced
- almond milk
- lemon juice
- chopped ginger
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How To Make The RecipeAdd all ingredients into a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
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[/color-box] This anti-inflammatory turmeric protein smoothie not only tastes great but is full of health-boosting ingredients. Above all, it helps reduce inflammation, boosts your mood, and even works as a post-workout protein shake! As well, it's allergy-friendly and loaded with flavor. It's the perfect fit for fit moms.
Turmeric Peach Smoothie (dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, vegan)
This turmeric protein smoothie is filled with healthy, anti-inflammatory ingredients! It makes a delicious snack or healthy post-workout protein smoothie
- High powered blender
- Add all ingredients into a high powered blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
Calories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 23gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 327mgPotassium: 714mgFiber: 3gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 750IUVitamin C: 78mgCalcium: 392mgIron: 2mg