Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie

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Where do I start with this green smoothie?! It’s such a good one! Our bodies do a pretty great job of detoxifying thanks to our livers. But it never hurts to help out by including foods that naturally detoxify our bodies. Kale is a great detoxifier, as are all cruciferous veggies. The glucosinolates in kale form isothiocyanates (ITCs) which help regulate detox activities in our cells. When you add kale to your green smoothies, you’re also adding great anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, and anti-cancer benefits into your day. Kale also has heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids which help fight cardiovascular disease. Is there anything kale can’t do for our health?

 

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Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie


Lemon juice aids the liver in flushing out toxins naturally and acts as a diuretic. Ginger aids in digestion and has numerous anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Two compounds found in high concentration in ginger, gingerol and shoga, may help the entire digestive tract to relief any discomfort from gas, constipation, diarrhea, and bloating. (Yep, I went there.) And now we come to turmeric, another natural liver detoxifier. We most often find it in its dried, ground form. It is a root similar to ginger that is common in Asia and Polynesia. It lends a gorgeous yellow color to curries, mustard, and other foods we consume on a normal basis. But adding in a little extra turmeric into your diet adds big benefits. The curcumin in turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and has been used in traditional Eastern medicine for centuries to treat all kinds of maladies. Pineapple and mango add natural sweetness as well as fiber and loads of Vitamins A and C.  Serves 2

 

ingredients

2 cups kale
2 cups coconut milk
2 cups pineapple
1 cup mango
Juice of ½ lemon
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger
¼ to 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric, to taste

 

directions

1. Blend kale and coconut milk until smooth.

2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

*Use at least one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

131 Responses to “Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie”

  1. Emme 3.21.2016 at 12:58 am #

    Hey Smoothie Queens,

    I was wondering whether you refer to the full-fat canned coconut milk or is it the lighter one, similar to almond or hazelnut milk.
    The reason I’m asking is that 1 cup of the canned coconut milk would make this smoothie, while heavenly delicious a calorie bomb..
    I’m from Germany and here we’ve both kinds of milk, which leaves me confused :)
    Thanks girls!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.21.2016 at 11:35 am #

      Hi Emme,

      Great question! It’s completely up to your personal preference! As you’re aware, there are several types of coconut milk available. It can be hard to know which to choose! Coconut cream is the thickest and richest. It has the least amount of water. Then there is full-fat or regular coconut milk. It still has plenty of rich, creamy taste, but has a higher liquid ratio. Light coconut milk has the mildest flavor, highest water content, and least amount of calories compared with the other varieties. Think of these as you would heavy cream, whole milk, and low-fat milk.

      You can always make your own coconut milk too! Learn how here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/make-coconut-milk

  2. Guisella 3.16.2016 at 7:04 am #

    Hello girls!
    Question… can i use canned coconut milk, although i rather use coconut water,( talking about that) what about the coconut water in boxes, some times is hard to find fresh coconut :(
    Thank you!!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.16.2016 at 8:22 am #

      Hi Guisella,

      You definitely can! When reaching for pre-packaged coconut water or coconut milk we simply suggest making sure you’re reaching for a product that has no added sugar + little additives or processing. Some great options are Trader Joe’s and Whole Food’s brands!

      Cheers :)

  3. Lynnette 2.18.2016 at 8:34 pm #

    i don’t like coconut milk can i use whole milk instead

    • SGS Rawkstar 2.19.2016 at 4:38 am #

      Hi Lynnette,

      Thanks for reaching out! Not a fan of coconut milk, you can definitely add dairy milk. Personally we avoid dairy milk. It’s the #1 undiagnosed food allergy and can be pretty tough on your body + digestion. For that reason we reach for plant-based milks like almond + rice milk when we don’t have coconut milk on hand. But if you love dairy + it loves your body back…go for it!

      Cheers!

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