Who doesn't like a cool refreshing smoothie in the heat of the Sacramento summer? Smoothies are a quick, easy to make snack that we enjoy anytime of the year on our urban homestead and if you've spent any amount of time working with us, you already know.
Besides being super easy to make, the multiple combinations and flavors are endless. They are the perfect cure for a sweet craving, easy on the digestion, and can be a great energy boost.
I enjoy discovering new ways to whirl ingredients together in the Vitamix, and when I came across this recipe I didn't hesitate to give it a spin. I've been reading up on the health benefits of Turmeric and was anxious to try this in a smoothie. Turmeric is a perennial rhizome that grows as a shrub in Asia and India. Traditionally. it has been used traditionally to dye fabrics and is the main ingredient in most curry blends. The ancestors have been known to use turmeric to ease heartburn, soothe an upset stomach, and for good liver health. Many natural practitioners recommend it to use for depression and even ringworm.
Drink up to good health!
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup fresh kale with stems washed and chopped
- 1/2 medium avocado peeled
- 2 cups coconut water or filtered water
- 1 tsp turmeric ground
- In blender, combine all ingredients. Pulse for about 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. Sprinkle turmeric on top and serve chilled.