Sunshine Turmeric Smoothie (Orange-Pineapple-Fresh Turmeric)

turmeric smoothie

I found fresh turmeric the other day and was inspired to experiment. This sunshine turmeric smoothie was an overwhelming success - it tastes just like sunshine! It's a great way to serve turmeric to kids who don't like the taste of curry (there's nothing curry-tasting or spicy here).

One word of caution: turmeric stains. Serve this smoothie to kids who are at an age where spilling is very rare. Or, serve it in a cup with a very spill-proof lid. Also, when handling the turmeric wear gloves or be okay with yellow-stained fingers.

Makes 1 large adult-size smoothie.

P.S. I suspect that this would make a fantastic home-made ice-pop (popsicle).

 Sunshine Turmeric Smoothie Ingredients

2 small oranges

½ pineapple

1 TBSP flax seeds

5cm piece fresh turmeric (about the size of the first segment of my baby finger)

1 – 1.5 cups coconut milk, cashew milk, or alternative

Sunshine Turmeric Smoothie Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth (it takes a little longer because of the flax seeds).
  2. Enjoy!

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Healthy Shamrock Smoothies - Green Smoothies

green smoothies

I'm a true kid of the 1980's Canadian suburbs. Growing up, we went to McDonalds a couple of times a year. One of those times each year, guarenteed, was in March. Why? If you grew up similar to me, you already know the answer...Shamrock Shakes. I totally LOVED those green, mint milkshakes that McDonalds only had on the menu around St. Patrick's Day.

To be honest, I had totally forgotten about those shakes. Those childhood days are long gone. But last Spring, while on a surf trip in California, I had a smoothie that brought it all back. It was pistachio and mint, and it was DELICIOUS! Ever since then I can't get mint or pistachios off my mind. So, of cource I had to create recipes for a healthy, minty green smoothie in time for St. Patrick's Day.

I didn't remember exactly what was in that smoothie in California. So I bought all sorts of green ingredients. And, I created a second green smoothie. Why not?!

The directions are easy. Simply combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust the amounts to suite your tastebuds. Too thick? Add more liquids. Too thin? Add more solids.

The two recipes are:

Green Smoothie Pistachio-Mint

  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons pistachios
  • 3/4 cup milk (or plant-based alternative)
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup (packed) baby spinach
  • 3 chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons (packed) fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Green Smoothie Avocado-Pistachio-Kale

  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 large kale leaves, centre ribs removed
  • 3 tablespoons pistachios
  • 1 cup milk (or plant-based alternative)