Turmeric smoothie. Seriously.

I didn’t do it on purpose. I intended on making my kiddos a delicious banana, cinnamon, almond-butter smoothie for an afternoon treat.  However, half-way through concocting the liquid yumminess, I noticed that the spice I was sprinkling into the blender looked awfully yellow, unlike the usual cinnamon-color. OOPS. Perhaps I was distracted by Jack’s dramatic superhero acting or by Sadie’s sweet little angelic voice singing the ABCs… But excuses aside, the raw truth was: I did in fact grab the wrong spice and added almost 1/2 teaspoon of Turmeric!! Oh boy.

Now what?  Well, after a moment of panic I realized that maybe this wasn’t such a bad thing after all. I remembered a lecture I listened to by Ayurvedic Dr. John Doulliard and suddenly his voice was in my head.  He shared a glowing review of this bright yellow Indian spice and mentioned its incredible anti-inflammatory and medicinal properties.

Check out some of the great reasons to add Turmeric to your diet:

  • It is a natural liver detoxifier
  • It cleanses the blood & promotes healthy skin
  • It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory with no side-effects; therefore, it is a natural treatment for arthritis & rheumatoid arthritis
  • Strengthens digestion & promotes healthy bacteria
  • Supports healthy blood glucose levels
  • Prevents & slows the development of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Prevents various forms of cancer from spreading, i.e. breast cancer & prostate cancer
  • It is a natural antiseptic & antibacterial agent
  • Used for a long time in Chinese Medicine as a treatment for depression

And the benefits go on and on…

For more information, check out the following links (where I grabbed some of the above information):

James Joyce said “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”

After remembering the vibrant power of Turmeric, I decided to rescue the smoothie; I simply masked the intense spicy taste by adding a few more key ingredients.  My wild creation was a success, and both Jack and Sadie wanted more :)

Curious about the recipe? Discover it below and try making your own, knowing that you are consuming magical, healing spice along with some pure wholesome goodness.

  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 large bananas, peeled & cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons raw organic almond butter
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • 1 cup ice

Blend & pulse, pour into 2 tall glasses (or sippy cups :) , cheers & enjoy!

 

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Annie Wagoner About Annie Wagoner

Annie Wagoner is a Mom, Holistic Health Counselor, Yoga & Pilates Instructor, Rasamaya Teacher, Office Manager/Chiropractic Assistant, Writer, Lover of Movement and a Foodie. For more information about her classes and workshops on health coaching, yoga, Pilates, and deep core nourishment, check out www.yourcorenourishment.com.

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  1. Dolly Dull says:

    Some even add turmeric in their facial moisturizer. :)

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