Spiced Peach Turmeric Smoothie

Turmeric.

It’s a warm, slightly bitter spice often used in flavorful curry dishes. It’s also popular among the “no dyes” crowd as a great way to add tons of yellow color to foods, fabrics, even Easter eggs.

Everyone I know pronounces it differently, but one thing we all seem to agree on is the fact that we should be eating more of it. Studies show that turmeric may function as an anti-inflammatory, helping with swelling and alleviating symptoms of everything from joint inflammation and digestive problems to skin irritations and the common cold.¹

But, aside from eating curry for dinner every night or shaking it on your sandwich (which would just be weird), how do you get more turmeric in your daily diet? Try adding it to your smoothie!

Spiced Peach Turmeric Smoothie

Filled with coconut oil, cinnamon and a healthy dose of turmeric, this smoothie recipe has been a great way to pack more beneficial ingredients into my breakfast. The fresh fruit is so flavorful that it can accommodate up to a 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric and still maintain the fresh taste of sweetly spiced summer peaches.(For an added kick, add some freshly grated ginger!)

Spiced Peach Turmeric Smoothie

 Spiced Peach Turmeric Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe peach (preferably partially frozen)
  • 1 ripe banana (preferably partially frozen)
  • 1/4 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Place all ingredients in blender; blend well. Serve and enjoy!

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1. Source: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-TURMERIC.aspx?activeIngredientId=662&activeIngredientName=TURMERIC 
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Comments

  1. I’d never think of using turmeric in a smoothie, but it is such a healthy spice that it sounds like a great idea.
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  2. I think I will try this. Thanks for the tip. I can use all of the anti-inflammatory help I can get!

  3. I would have never thought to use turmeric in a smoothie. Genius!
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  4. Always looking for new smoothie ideas. Thanks!
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  5. I have not admit, I would have never thought to put this in my smoothy. The next time I go grocery shopping I will need to buy some!
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  6. Sindy Murray says:

    I need to try this one! I’m pinning it! http://pinterest.com/pin/210050770093507767/

  7. What a great suggestion! I make a lot of curry dishes, so I tend to use my tumeric on a regular basis. But this looks like a really fun way to try it too.

  8. I love smoothies and this looks especially yummy!
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  9. Hannah Avery says:

    I think I will try this. I have all the ingredients for this right now! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I always make strawberry and banana smoothies, very boring, this has given me so many more ideas – thanks x
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  11. Caitlin says:

    This looks interesting and exciting! Will try!

  12. I love tumeric for my special time of the month, peaches are one of my favorites, and I absolutely love smoothies ! Thank you so much for this wonderfully brilliant and universally beneficial smoothie idea ! It is sooo yummy, especially with a bit of yogurt and mango with a touch of vanilla raw meal protein powder to add to it every other time I make it :-)

    • Thanks for your comment, Shante. I’m so glad you like the recipe! I love the idea of adding mango! :)

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