Cooking, Health and Beauty

My yellow power smoothie

One of the best and quickest ways to eat more fruits and vegetables is to make them into a smoothie. In one glass you can compress more goodies then you will probably eat during your busy day. There is no rules and anything you like can go in the blender. What I like to do is to create a colour coded combination containing a variety of ingredients which  mixed together create a brightly coloured, appetizing drink.

Today, I would like to share one of my favourite smoothies made from  yellow fruits and spices. The idea was born years ago when I learned about the amazing properties of turmeric. Fascinated by this bright yellow root I was looking for ways to include as much of it as I can in our family’s diet. It tastes great  and we love t! If you try it please let me know what you think:)

 

You will need: (4 servings)

3 bananas (pilled)

1/2 fresh pineapple  (pilled and cored)

2 Ataulfo mango (peeled)

2 pears (with skin but cored)

1 Tbsp ground turmeric

1/4 tsp ground black pepper*

1.5 cup whole milk

The yellow pigment in turmeric is called curcumin. It has many benefits but is not easily absorbed on its own and apparently black pepper improves turmeric’s bioavailability.

  • All fruits should be very ripe in order to get sweet smoothie without added sugar.
  • milk can be replaced with almond, coconut or any of your favourite “milk”. I like the regular whole milk for extra calcium and vitamins:)

This is how you do it:

Chop into chunks all fruits, add turmeric, pepper and milk. Blend well in the blender.

Enjoy!

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