This recipe might just be the healthiest on my site. The combination of ingredients have been tweaked over the years to maximize the health imparting benefits.
However, I can’t take credit for this formula. A kind gentleman by the name of Raul was gracious enough to gift it to me. Raul is a chemistry professor at the National University of Mexico who has investigated turmeric for over 10 year. It’s safe to assume he knows more about turmeric than most people.
Raul shared this recipe with me so that more people can benefit from it. We both enjoy sharing and spreading information people can use to improve their health.
My Tropical Turmeric smoothie resembles this recipe, which is why he reached out to me. Think of this as my Tropical Turmeric smoothie on steroids :)
Why is this smoothie so special? Let’s start with the key ingredient, turmeric. Inflammation is the root cause of myriad diseases and health issues. Turmeric is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories found in nature. It was discovered that turmeric can stop inflammation at a biochemical route level. Meaning it addresses inflammation where it originates. It also prevents the deposition of amyloid plaque in the brain, which is what causes Alzheimer’s disease.
Raul’s mother began consuming this smoothie after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Within 6 months her overall state improved significantly. She also suffered from bad arthritis and those symptoms decreased considerably. She’s now no longer in pain. There are many other testimonials from arthritis suffers who have benefited from the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric.
The rest of the ingredients in this recipe are no slouch. A new one for me are bilberries. I’ve heard of them, but never tried them. I haven’t found a good source of fresh or frozen bilberries here in Michigan. If someone knows of one please leave a comment below. I substituted my favorite local berry, blueberry.
In physicochemical terms, this smoothie is a microemulsion of anti-inflammatory nutrients :)
It is not advised to use milk in this smoothie. Excess sugar in bilberries can be removed by soaking them 5 minutes in water and filtering them prior to blending. Enjoy!
The Ultimate Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup water
- 1 small apple (red, crunchy – cut into small pieces)
- 1/3 fresh or frozen banana
- 5 fresh or frozen blackberries
- 2 fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1/3 cup bilberries (red or blue ones)
- 5 almonds (preferably soaked and dehydrated)
- 1 tablespoon oats (preferably soaked)
- 1 tablespoon macadamia nut oil (substitute avocado, olive, or flaxseed oil)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric (work up to 1 tablespoon or more if taste is not an issue)
- 1/4 inch ginger, peeled and minced or 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 serving of your preferred protein powder (whey protein recommended)
Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-60 seconds or until nice and smooth.
- Calories: 334
- Fat: 18g
- Protein: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 44g
- Fiber: 9g
- Sugar: 22g
- Vitamin C: 40% RDA
- Vitamin E: 20% RDA
- Calcium: 7% RDA
- Iron: 13% RDA
Raul and I would love to know if you try this ultimate turmeric smoothie – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!