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Easy Recipe: Healthy Creamsicle Turmeric Smoothies

When I first started on my clean eating journey, I scrutinized medical journals and books looking for disease prevention ideas. While many of my doctors don’t believe in a superfood to cure cancer, per se, it was hard to ignore all the literature on the health benefits of using turmeric with black pepper. Used medicinally for thousands of years, turmeric has been widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The root of it, curcumin, has been a potent healing agent in ancient Chinese and Indian practices. Even today, integrated practitioners tout the possibilities of lessening the side effects of arthritis, joint pain, stomach pain and several chronic diseases with turmeric. So, I thought I’d try it.

Easy Recipe: Turmeric Smoothie

First, I added 1/4 tsp. of turmeric with a dash of black pepper to my meals. I sprinkled it on salads and in soups regularly. Because turmeric stains easily, I found it challenging to contain and sometimes clean. So, I was determined to create an easy recipe including turmeric and pepper. My goal = a smoothie. They’re easy to cook, clean and consume. While the bitter turmeric and pepper blend may not sound appealing, I found a sweet combination that overpowers the bold turmeric flavor. My husband even liked it especially when I called it a healthy creamsicle treat.

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Easy Recipe: Healthy Creamsicle Turmeric Smoothies
 
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Creamsicle Turmeric Smoothies are easy to prepare and packed with anti-inflammatory properties.
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Recipe type: Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 5 cups of milk (I prefer oat, rice or almond milk)
  • 3 cups of frozen cauliflower
  • 1 cup of sweet potatoes (frozen/cut are easiest)
  • 1 tbsp. of turmeric
  • 1 tsp. of black pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp. organic vanilla extract
  • 8 medjool dates
Instructions
  1. Add cauliflower, sweet potatoes and dates to high speed blender
  2. Pour milk into blender (be sure that milk covers most of veggies/fruit)
  3. Add spices and vanilla extract
  4. Blend for two-minutes or until smoothie is liquified consistency
  5. Optional: Add coconut or chia seeds. Add more dates or agave/syrup if you like a sweeter smoothie.
Notes
I use a high-speed blender to easy crush/liquify the frozen veggies.

In terms of whether or not the healing properties are working…I do believe in an integrated approach. My treatment side effects are minimal and I feel great. If you are looking for recommendations on how to use turmeric/curcumin therapeutically, check out Dr. Mercola’s site.

Do you drink smoothies? If so, what are your favorite combinations? If not, would you try them?

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Easy Recipe: Creamsicle Turmeric Healthy SmoothieSources: WebMd, National Center for Biotechnology Information, Progressive Health, Mercola.com

6 Comments

  1. Thanks for this! I’ve been trying to figure out to include turmeric in my diet…but since I’m not a spicy food eater…I’ve been scared. I think I have all of those ingredients right now so I’ll give it a try!
    Sarah @ Life Love & Thyme recently posted…Homemade Bone Broth

    • HI Sarah. Do try it…I really didn’t taste the turmeric. You could also add coconut oil, if you like that taste. Or, a pumpkin pie or cinnamon spice could work, too.

  2. I get on a clean eating kick every 3-4 months and unfortunately it only lasts 3-4 months. lol

    I’ve heard so many delightful things about turmeric but never really knew how to include it in my diet. This sounds awesome (perhaps it’s the creamsicle part of the recipe name that got me)!

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve pinned this to my Deliberate CLEAN EATING board.

    Wishing you a lovely week!
    xoxo
    Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom recently posted…SHINE Blog Hop #88

    • Thanks for sharing. I do love creating smoothies. This one is great. I also love the green smoothie. I’ve created some doozies, though…Maybe I should create a smoothie bloopers page? Have a great week to you, too. Happy Holidays.

  3. Everyone these days is using turmeric! I think I really need to get on that band wagon. Your smoothie sounds delicious and I think I could get my kids to add more veggies into their diet with this yummy recipe. I never would have thought to put all of the ingredients together like you did, but I’m in. I love anything creamsicle!
    Jen recently posted…How To Make Fabulous Printables People Will Love

    • I guess this is my thing…I don’t love to cook so I throw everything in a blender and try several different times to find something tasty. I guess it’s just trial and error. Happy Spring. More smoothies to come.

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