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Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie


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Where do I start with this Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie?! It’s such a good one to help with inflammation! 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. In this smoothie, you will find some powerhouse ingredients to help your body be its best.

The health benefits of kale

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? To sweeten things up (kale can be a little strong if you’re not used to blending with it) we’ve added pineapple and mango with their loads of dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, and anti-bloating bromelain (in the pineapple).

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Why do we add lemon juice to our turmeric 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.)

Why add turmeric to a smoothie?

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.

To sum up – when you blend up this smoothie, you’re blending up a lot more than a delicious melange of healthy fruit and leafy greens. Blend with us and say yes to giving your body a daily nutritional boost!

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Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie

  • Author: Simple Green Smoothies
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Description

This green smoothie is loaded with so much goodness it’s worth blending on a regular basis. Kale, lemon, ginger, and turmeric help the body fight inflammation as well as help the liver detox naturally. Mango and pineapple lend sweetness and loads of vitamins A and C. Creamy coconut milk provides healthy fats and helps the body absorb the benefits from the turmeric.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh kale
  • 2 cups coconut milk, unsweetend
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1 cup mango
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 ground turmeric (to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Blend kale and coconut milk until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

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

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  1. kate

    November 4th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Can you use red kale? Will it have the same effect as normal kale?
    Thanks 🙂

  2. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    November 4th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Go for it, Kate. We love all sort of leafy greens!

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

  3. Green Smoothie Fan

    November 5th, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I am not a fan of ginger at all…can I substitute that for something else?

  4. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    November 5th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Hey.

    You can always use cardamom or cinnamon, or leave it our entirely. 🙂

  5. Andrea Ellis

    November 12th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    These are the EXACT ingredients i was looking for a smoothie for to be be able to use them up! You guys are amazing, thats my breakfast and morning snack sorted, thank you :0)
    I blend up mixes from different sources every day, but i always come to your site first if i’m looking for inspiration or just like tonight have ingredients that need to be used. I always find the perfect answer here, your bloody awesome! Cheers, Andrea x

  6. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    November 13th, 2014 at 5:04 am

    That worked out perfectly!! 🙂 Cheers, Andrea!

  7. Donna Rodriguez

    November 14th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I’m really looking for a calorie count, hard to figure one out with the receipe.

  8. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    November 17th, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Hey Donna.

    Thanks for the comment. 🙂 We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data and the phone apps My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  9. Lydia

    November 23rd, 2014 at 6:04 am

    YUM. Love the coconut and the pineapple – super tropical taste!
    Thanks guys for your blog. Loving the recipes as I got a bit bored with the same old green smoothie I was making for months 🙂

  10. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    November 23rd, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Happy to hear you are loving the recipes, Lydia!

  11. Emily

    November 24th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I’m always looking for another way to use turmeric, and this looks fabulous! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  12. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    November 25th, 2014 at 7:16 am

    YAY! So glad! Enjoy, Emily!

  13. Ayesha

    December 1st, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Love love love this smoothie and the healing properties of all the great ingredients esp the turmeric – have used all kinds of subs – papaya (allergic to mango), coconut water, spinach, mixed greens, and just tried arugala today…yum! Thank you for this! 🙂 xo

  14. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    December 1st, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    YAY! Happy to hear you enjoyed it Ayesha! 🙂

  15. Patti

    December 3rd, 2014 at 5:14 am

    I feel silly asking this but does the ginger need to be peeled? I’ve never been a frequent user of fresh ginger, although I will be now!

  16. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    December 3rd, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Hey Patti.

    Great question, yes, please peel ginger like you would a carrot. 🙂

  17. Breeze

    December 12th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I tired this recipe but the ginger ingredient was too overpowering. I should’ve known I wouldn’t like it b/c I never been a fan of ginger. What can I substitute for ginger? Or can I just eliminate it entirely?

  18. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    December 12th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Hey Breeze!

    Totally understand, you you can leave it out if you and ginger aren’t best friends. 🙂

  19. Asia

    December 15th, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Delicious smoothie! Wanted to try to a green smoothie full of immunity boosting nutrients to fight off a bug and was very pleased with the results. The ginger adds a little pep and spice which is a nice boost in the AM! Not too sweet and refreshing!

  20. Janice

    December 16th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Delicious and very excited to have my kids love this one – my non vege lover embraced it , I did fib and tell her it was green because of kiwi fruit though !

  21. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    December 17th, 2014 at 9:23 am

    🙂 YAY! Glad to hear your kids enjoyed it too!

    Cheers!

  22. Edie

    December 27th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    This is the first green smoothie I’ve ever made. I have only been making frozen banana smoothies with flaxseed up until now.

    This knocked my socks off!!! So delicious. I’ve been sick off and on for over a month, and I recently got over a bout of shingles. I needed something to help get through winter.

    I think this smoothie is it. 🙂

    Thank you for this website. I will keep educating myself and continue adopting the smoothie lifestyle!

  23. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    December 27th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    YAY! Cheers, Edie!

  24. carolyn

    December 28th, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Is it ok to detox of the smoothies for a 10 day fast?

  25. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    December 29th, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Hi Carolyn.

    Thanks for the comment. We don’t have a 10 day fast, so I am not sure if it would work for your fast.

  26. Jenny

    December 28th, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Hello, can I replace coconut milk with unsweetened almond milk?

  27. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    December 29th, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Yes. All items are interchangeable to work for you. https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  28. Liana

    January 1st, 2015 at 9:43 am

    how do these keep in the fridge overnight? I’d love to make these for my breakfast but I’m up and out of the house by 5:30 am while my whole family is still sleeping…so using the blender is not an option. Thanks!!

  29. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    January 2nd, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Hi Liana.

    Some people say you have to drink it “right away” to get the optimal nutrients from each blend. But if left in the fridge over-night for one to three days, the taste and satisfaction is still there. You also may add a small amount of lemon juice to preserve and keep the smoothie blend as fresh as possible. Your body is still reaping the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables even if it is not consumed right away.

  30. Marcy

    January 4th, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you! I also JUST found a website that will help regarding how long to keep a smoothie in the fridge, and what happens to them over time: http://www.incrediblesmoothies.com/green-smoothies/long-can-store-green-smoothie-refrigerator/

    🙂

  31. Marcy

    January 4th, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I’d like to know this, too. I’m in a rush in the mornings and won’t have time to prep. I really hope this keeps in the fridge! 🙂

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