Where do I start with this Turmeric 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. Sure, you could make this turmeric green smoothie without kale, yet you’d be missing out on the changc to add in some wonderful health benefits.
Kale also has heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids which help fight cardiovascular disease. Is there anything kale can’t do for our health? Kale can be a little gross if you’re not used to blending it. To sweeten things up, we’ve added pineapple and mango with loads of dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, and anti-bloating bromelain.
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 the turmeric in the Tropical Turmeric Green Smoothie. Turmeric is a 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. Traditional Eastern medicine uses turmeric for centuries to treat all kinds of maladies.
To sum up, when you blend up this turmeric green smoothie, you’re blending up a delicious melange of healthy fruit and leafy greens.Print
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.
- 1 cup fresh kale
- 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetend
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1/2 cup mango
- Juice of 1/4 lemon
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- dash ground black pepper
- Blend kale and coconut milk until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
*Use at least one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.
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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 9.2.2014 | COMMENTS: 184