Considering the amount of smoothies I drink, I sure don’t post very many smoothie recipes on the blog!
I think maybe it’s because it doesn’t seem fancy enough…but who doesn’t need some more inspo when it comes to their morning blend? I know I do.
Let me introduce you to your new fave: my turmeric ginger smoothie with greens
Okay, okay…this is not my first turmeric smoothie recipe on the blog. That’s because turmeric is a go-to in my smoothies for a bit of extra anti-inflammatory power, as are greens. And getting the flavour balance right can actually take a bit of effort, lest you be sucking back something that tastes vaguely of dirt.
Which pretty much ruins your whole morning, doesn’t it? Not on my watch!
Also, a super important dietitian-y note: this recipe doesn’t contain any protein. If this smoothie is your breakfast, I can’t stress enough how important it is to add a hefty source of plant protein. Without protein, your blood sugars will spike and crash, leaving your hangry despite consuming enough energy to hold you to lunch. A vanilla protein powder would be perfect here, but you could just as easily add some silken tofu or hemp seeds too.
Drink up, friends!
Turmeric Ginger Smoothie with Greens
- 1 packed cup baby spinach or kale
- 1 orange peeled
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup canned light coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and chopped
- 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- Freshly ground pepper
- Place the spinach, orange, water, banana, coconut milk, ginger, turmeric, and pepper into the blender and blend until smooth.