Anti-inflammatory Sunshine Apricot Turmeric Smoothie

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A sweet and delicious fruit smoothie with turmeric powder to bring anti-inflammatory benefits, maca and plant protein.

Have you ever thought to add a little turmeric to your smoothies? Turmeric seems to blend nicely with all things sun-coloured, think apricots, pineapples, carrots, bananas, passionfruit, mangoes…

Turmeric translates as ‘The Golden Goddess’, or ‘Golden One’ – a fitting name as it literally leaves a yellow glow on everything it touches!

Turmeric, the golden root, has many wonderful health benefits;

  • The active constituent curcumin within turmeric is a potent antioxidant – 10 times that of vitamin C. It also helps increase levels of the body’s master endogenous antioxidant, glutathione
  • Turmeric is fabulous as an anti-inflammatory agent, helping inhibit arachidonic acid pathways. For this reason, it has therapeutic value in the management of inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis and inflammatory bowel disease
  • The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of turmeric is thought to be chemoprotective
  • It may favourably alter lipid profiles
  • It may support endothelial function (the cells that line blood vessels)
  • It has liver protective effects
  • It may have therapeutic potential in Alzheimer’s disease

Traditionally turmeric has been taken with a little ghee (clarified butter) and black pepper – both fat and the piperine in pepper aid in its absorption.

You can read more on the many benefits of turmeric here.

This smoothie is a fun way to incorporate it into your diet – the trick is to use ripe fruits, it makes it ridiculously tasty and helps to disguise the bitter, pungent taste. Enjoy!

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Anti-inflammatory Sunshine Apricot Turmeric Smoothie

My go-to anti-inflammatory turmeric smoothie. Sunshine in a glass!
Course Smoothie
Cuisine Vegan
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Calories 230 kcal
Author Lauren Glucina

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe apricot
  • ¼ cup ripe pineapple
  • 1/3 ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ whole vanilla bean
  • 1 tablespoon maca
  • 1 tablespoon raw sprouted brown rice protein
  • Water of one young coconut

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients and enjoy - you may like to add a few cubes of ice at the end.
Nutrition Facts
Anti-inflammatory Sunshine Apricot Turmeric Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 23g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 13%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi I’m Lauren, practising Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist, and essential oils educator in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m incredibly passionate about food as medicine, and helping people connect with the healing power of Nature. I’ve been sharing my recipes and health articles here since 2012.

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