Last night, I found a perfectly ripe mango that I completely forgot about in the fruit bowl on my fridge. I threw two bananas in the freezer and went to bed excited try out a new smoothie recipe for breakfast. Yes, I lead a very exciting life, I know. Anyways, the smoothie turned out to be delicious. The mango was so sweet and frozen bananas made it perfectly creamy.
What really made it unique and flavorful was turmeric. Turmeric is aromatic and smells a bit like spicy orange. It has a pungent, earthy taste, is sweet and bitter at the same time, and pairs really well with ginger. It’s also known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties as well as a slew of other health benefits, so I try to throw it into recipes as much as possible. I also try to take a turmeric supplement whenever I remember, but I’ll save that for another post.
This smoothie makes for a filling, treat-like breakfast. It is naturally very sweet, I threw a date in mine but you can absolutely leave it out and it will still be delicious. I also love to throw flax seeds in everything because they are essentially flavorless but are full of heart-healthy fats and fiber. If you don’t have any on hand you can omit them as well. The recipe below makes 2 large smoothies.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
Turmeric Mango Smoothie (Total time: 7 Min. Serves: 2)
- 1 Large Mango, peeled and cut in chunks
- 2 bananas, cut up and frozen
- 1 cup dairy-free milk (I used cashew)
- 1 date (omit if you want it less sweet)
- 1 Tbsp. ground flax
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- Pinch of ground ginger
- 5 or 6 ice cubes
*Optional toppings: hemp seed, coconut flakes, granola, and natural peanut butter all go great with this!
- Toss all ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed until well incorporated.