TCG Recipe of the Month – Mango, Pineapple & Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Recipe Highlights

  • detoxifying
  • supporting a healthy immune system
  • anti-inflammatory
  • improves digestion

 

January is a month where most people get a kick in the rear by their own subconscious and begin a resolution to eat healthy to start the new year.  If you are one of the many, this month’s smoothie recipe is a great addition to eating healthy that is not only good for your body but it will taste great and make you feel great, too!

 

This easy-to-make smoothie is packed with nutrients and fresh ingredients.  My favourite part about smoothies is that if you don’t enjoy a certain ingredient, if it’s not in your fridge it, or… if you prefer something else, the substitutions are extremely easy.  They are easy to personalize!  Maybe that’s why there are so many smoothie recipes out there.

 

Turmeric contains a substance called curcumin, which is what gives this yellow spice its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.  Curcumin is activated by black pepper (and you’ll see why I mention this once you read the recipe)!  Both mango and pineapple help improve digestion.  Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which has gained some traction on the internet lately, giving this popular fruit the strange title of the “flesh-eating pineapple“.  In reality, bromelain helps break down nutrients so they can be more easily absorbed in your body.

 

Chia seeds are also extremely nutritious.  They are filled with fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.  This is one of my favourite smoothie additions as they are quite flavourless in small doses.  They work well with any smoothie.

Recipe of the Month - Anti Inflammatory Smoothie

add chia seeds to any smoothie!

 

Long story short, this smoothie is packed with delicious and beneficial ingredients.  If you are unsure on how to add a smoothie to your diet, try mixing this with a morning breakfast, or sipping it during breaks at work.

 

This easy, convenient recipe is great to take on-the-go for busy mornings, and it is easy to double or triple the ingredients for extra servings in a larger blender.  This smoothie recipe is designed for a single-serve blender such as a Magic Bullet.

Our Best-Tasting Mango, Pineapple & Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Our Best-Tasting Mango, Pineapple & Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 sliced mango
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1/2 lime, peeled
  • 1 cup coconut water (or milk of your preference)
  • A dash of black pepper (weird, but helpful for the absorption of curcumin in turmeric)

Instructions

  1. First add the chia seeds and a splash of coconut water while you gather the rest of your ingredients. This allows the chia seeds to soften and makes them easier to blend.
  2. Add the rest of the coconut water and the remaining ingredients.
  3. Blend together and enjoy!
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recipe adapted from Food Matters

 

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