Last updated on February 16th, 2019
Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie
We all know I’m avid smoothie fiend. In fact, I have a green smoothie every single day (learn how to build better shakes here). But I am also a huge advocate of turmeric. One of the biggest problems we face today is inflammation. This inflammation causes weight gain, pain, and is a risk for multiple diseases… and turmeric has been shown to help reduce this inflammation. Which is why a turmeric smoothie is pretty much the best of both worlds in my opinion!
Have you ever tried Golden Milk? Also known as a Turmeric Tea Latte? This “milk” has gained a great amount of popularity as of late and not just in the health community. Below is a FB live video of my personal favorite version!
The reason why Golden Milk is so utterly popular is because Turmeric (or more specifically curcumin- a component of turmeric) works insanely well as an anti-inflammatory agent!
Many of our most common diseases or digestive issues (like IBS) stem from chronic inflammation. Since turmeric helps reduce this inflammation it also helps reduce disease risk and (in the case of digestive issues) weight loss.
There has also been a lot of study done with turmeric and inflammatory diseases like arthritis as well as some positive research on curcumin and cancer- it’s actually really exciting that something as simple as a root (that’s been used for hundreds of years in some parts of the world) can have such amazing benefits.
You can read more about the insane health benefits of turmeric here.
But it’s fair to say that with such potent anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is one supplement you should be including into your diet as much as possible.
And while I truly love curling up with a mug of Turmeric Tea, when it’s a little warm outside I want something a bit more refreshing (and I have a smoothie obsession :P)
Which is where this Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie came from!
This turmeric smoothie is LOADED with health boosting, satiating, recovery-promoting nutrients. On top of turmeric powder it also contains both ginger and lemon juice.
Ginger is another root in the anti-inflammation group and one I love! Not only does ginger help similar to turmeric but it’s also amazing at easing digestive troubles too- especially when pregnant! Ginger is great at boosting the immune system as well as reducing nausea.. something most mamas are familiar with 😉 Tip: if you’re looking for a kitchen remedy, check out all the ways ginger can help you!
I also added a bit of lemon juice to the smoothie because it’s another component of a healthy tummy. Lemon juice can help balance the acid levels in your stomach as well as help boost your mood.
The coconut milk in this shake not only gives a boost of healthy fats but also keeps the smoothie creamy. Coconut milk is one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies because the milk is naturally sweet and creamy which gives smoothies more of a decadent flavor.
And like the fitness junkie I am ;), I also threw in a scoop of vanilla protein powder. It’s your call if you prefer to use a whey based powder or a Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder. Since I’m dairy free now, just know that using a whey based powder will leave the smoothie much sweeter. Either way, the addition of protein makes this turmeric smoothie not only tasty but a complete meal! Psst.. it also makes it a yummy post workout shake!
Ingredients In The Turmeric Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen peaches (about 12 slices)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 scoop Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon coconut milk
- 1/2 an orange, juiced
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
- 3-4 cubes of ice.
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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How To Make This Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie
Add all ingredients into a high powered blender.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
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This anti-inflammatory turmeric smoothie not only tastes great but is full of health boosting ingredients. It helps reduce inflammation, boost your mood and even works as a post workout protein shake!