Tuesday, June 7, 2016

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TROPICAL TURMERIC SMOOTHIE






I picked up a bag of organic turmeric powder in Florida. A garden group raved about the benefits in turmeric and anything that helps to alleviate seasonal allergies is something worth trying.

The recipe uses aloe vera juice which I never heard of. I was going to eliminate it but found a bottle and thought I would give it a try. 

The smoothie is delicious! Such a win- win. Yummy & healthy.


Ingredients:

1 cup fresh pineapple
1  small banana
Juice of 1 small lime
1 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 cup aloe vera juice

Directions:

Easy! 

Place all the above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Add to a chilled glass and enjoy.

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22 comments:

  1. You sure do find the most interesting and healthy recipes. I had never heard of the benefits of turmeric until I read this. This is well worth a try and a share.

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    1. The garden group loves turmeric. They plant it and useturmeric rhizomes (often called roots) look similar to ginger, a close relative. Like ginger, fresh rhizomes have a livelier flavor than dried.

      I haven't planted that yet and the bag is a good size so I'll use that up first.

      I also made a turmeric tea and it's good!

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  2. That looks refreshing! I use turmeric a lot in cooking but haven't gone beyond that. I have read that it's good for a lot of different things as far as health goes. Would much rather go natural for health rather than medication if at all possible....pills scare the you know what out of me....for good reason....

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    1. Why have the pharmaceutical companies charge you a ton of money when foods can heal?

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  3. Wow Linda, this looks and sounds so good!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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    1. The photo should show more of a turmeric color but it bright outside. It did have that wonderful color and just sorry it didn't show up.

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  4. I think turmeric is very good for you - have been using fresh grated turmeric in dishes - but haven't thought of adding it to drinks! Thanks. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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    1. Carole- would love to know more about fresh turmeric. Do you grow your own? Would be be so kind to send me a link to a few of your recipes using turmeric? Thanks

      Linda

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  5. With all the headaches I get from alleries I will try this.Thank you.

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    1. Dottie- this is so delicious you will be making it all the time!

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  6. What a neat idea/recipe!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  7. I put turmeric in all my smoothies as it is anti-inflammatory. Pineapple is supposed to be really good for that too. Sounds like a great smoothie!

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    1. Carol,

      I never knew it was so good for you! This smoothie is so good, hope you enjoy it also.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  8. I love smoothies! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home.

    Jennifer

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

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  9. Looks delicious, turmeric is my favorite spice, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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  10. Thanks for sharing on Let's Get Real Friday link up. This looks so refreshing. I will be featuring this on this upcoming Let's Get Real Party. Hope you continue to link up with us.

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  11. This was the most viewed and will be a feature!! What a interesting drink! Thanks for sharing on my 2 favorite things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again!! Pinned!!

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    1. Elaine-

      I always love coming to the party!

      Thank you so much for the feature.

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