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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Piña Colada

This turmeric smoothie was an unexpectedly delicious success! This morning my dad was told to get more turmeric into him so that he could recover from a badly pulled muscle and race next month. We did a bit of brainstorming on how best to cook with turmeric. In the past we have made a flu-fighting turmeric, ginger, lemon, honey infusion, but this beats it by miles! We first considered making a Turmeric Lassie from the Green Kitchen Travels cookbook, but since we didn’t have half the ingredients we thought we’d go for a vegan smoothie and use coconut milk. After foraging in the cupboard and freezer we came up with this non-alcoholic piña colada with freshly grated ginger, turmeric and crushed black pepper (which optimises the absorption of the turmeric).

1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger

1 tsp freshly grated turmeric (add another tsp if you want the extra kick!)

1 tsp ground turmeric

a pinch of crushed black peppercorns

200ml coconut milk

1/2 cup of frozen sliced bananas

1 cup of fresh or frozen tropical fruits (we found a bag of chopped and frozen pineapple, mango, kiwi in the freezer)

1 tbsp honey/agave

Blend everything in the mixer and sprinkle a little desiccated coconut, turmeric and black pepper on top. Enjoy!

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This entry was published on January 14, 2015 at 10:02 pm. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Piña Colada

  1. Aunty A x on said:

    We will have a go at this smoothy and let you know the verdict!

  2. lrmcgill on said:

    This looks amazing! I’ve been looking for tasty turmeric smoothie recipes. Can’t wait to try!

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