The benefits of turmeric are endless–anti-inflammatory, reduces swelling, aids in digestion, purifies the blood, relieves a cough…I could keep going! But sometimes I have to remember there is more to life than just turmeric! Eating a rainbow of foods and flavours is a good approach to get a range of vitamins, minerals and health benefits from the foods we eat.
So with this recipe, Turmeric Kale Protein Smoothie it has it all! A rainbow of colours and flavours, everything from bananas to chai spices, cocoa nibs to coconut...and of course, turmeric! :) A whole meal-in-one, it's perfect for a post-workout recovery.
Here’s what the TURMERIC KALE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE contains:
avocado – a superfood and healthy fat, avocados contain antioxidants that protect against eye disease, lowers cholesterol and makes you feel satiated. (1/2 ripe avocado)
banana – high in potassium, bananas strengthen bones and reduce muscle cramping. (1/2 banana; use whole banana for added sweetness)
berries – a superantioxidant that helps reduce belly fat. (1/2 cup)
raw cocoa nibs – contains flavonoids lowers blood pressure levels, reduces cholesterol and improves blood circulation. (2 tsp.)
coconut oil – a healthy saturated fat, it helps regulate blood sugar levels. (1 tbsp.)
flax seeds, ground – fibre rich, flax is a vegetarian source of Omega-3s and boosts immunity. (2 tsp.)
kale – high in Vitamins A and C, fibre rich, antioxidant and anti- inflammatory. (1 cup)
protein powder (vegan) – gives you 20g of protein per serving…wow! (2 tbsp. or 30g)
turmeric – superspice, need I say more! (1/2 tsp.)
Arvinda’s Chai Masala – this is my signature addition to the smoothie! Contains healing spices like ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper. I add a lot, about 1 tsp. to make this smoothie taste good. (1 tsp.)
water– for hydration. (add enough to get the desired consistency)
Cheers to good health!