Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

It’s been way too long since my last vacation.

These past few years I’ve had day trips or a few nights away, but let’s get real: I’m desperate to dip my toes in the sand. Feel the sun on my skin. Get my hair wet in the ocean. I know I’m not alone there!

Even a small reminder of those times gets a warm welcome right now. That was really the inspiration for this smoothie. I wanted the kind of drink you order at a swim-up bar, but healthified.

This Tropical Turmeric Smoothie is really perfect first thing in the morning. Pineapple and ginger are both supportive of digestion. Plus the curcumin in turmeric is known for helping to reduce inflammation. And of course, it also just tastes really good.

Careful though – don’t go too heavy handed. A lot of turmeric can be hard on the stomach, especially if you don’t consume it often. Keep the quantities small if you haven’t built up a tolerance yet.

Ready to start the day off right?

Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream (from can)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/8 TSP turmeric
  • 1 thumb of ginger

Directions

Add all ingredients to the blender and mix on medium until all ingredients are blended well.

I used to drink a smoothie almost every single day, but lately that habit has trailed off. I really want to start making them more often because they really are a super easy snack and you can jam pack them with nutrients. If you’re having it for breakfast, you can even add a bit of vanilla protein powder too!

Are you getting back on the smoothie train with me? If you also like smoothies with nut flavours you should definitely check out The Green Machine. It’s a total power up smoothie that even packs in some greens.

I love shakes of all shapes and sizes, so I’ll be coming up with more to share with you soon!

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Welcome to Standing Strong Wellness, where we embrace how much a strong body supports a strong mind! I'm Jen Standing - Certified Nutrition Consultant, Blogger, Food Lover, and CEO behind SSW. I'm a wellness-nerd who loves sharing my knowledge with others on all things food, fitness, nutrition, and mental health - stick around for tips on all of those topics!

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