Turmeric & Molasses "Super Smoothie"
Ever since my brother and sister-in-law went on their honeymoon to Paris last year, she has been raving about turmeric lattes and how beneficial the spice is. Since I love any excuse for a warm beverage on a cold day, I did my research. As it turns out, turmeric IS amazing; a powerful little supercharged spice with numerous health benefits. Since it is such a wonderful addition to the diet, I really wanted my whole family to be able to enjoy it. My little ones beg me for coffee every day, (weird, right?!) but that doesn't mean they would sign on for a spicy latte. They do however, love smoothies! So, I got busy experimenting in the kitchen. We've come up with a cold and creamy smoothie that has a warm, spicy kick... similar to cinnamon. Just wait until you hear about all the ways that it can benefit your health; you'll be grabbing your blender each morning too. I can't wait to start making lattes next!
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen butternut squash, diced
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, or Kefir
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup carrot juice
- 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 1 Tablespoon blackstrap molasses
- 1 Tablespoon sunflower butter
- 1 small avocado or banana
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add extra coconut water or almond milk to thin out as needed.
Yield: 2 servings
Here are just a few of the incredible health benefits that inspired me to make this smoothie:
- antioxidant ( Black pepper aids "curcuminoid" absorption)
- anti-inflammatory/natural pain reliever
- can reduce the risk of cancers
- strengthens the immune system
- improves cognitive function/Alzheimer's prevention
- mood enhancer
- reduces and prevent arthritis
- "Blackstrap" is a superfood, containing high daily doses of calcium & iron plus magnesium, vitamin B6, potassium and selenium. (5T = 50% DV calcium, 95% iron, 38% magnesium)
- Has the lowest sugar content of any sugarcane product.
Health information found on healthremediesjournal.com and organicfacts.net