This smoothie tastes wonderful. In addition to a good portion of the RDA of Vitamin C, Iron, Thiamin, Magnesium, Copper, and Manganese, turmeric and bromelain are both excellent anti-inflammatories. Bromelain also aids digestion, and ginger will help settle your stomach and reduce nausea.
Makes one 16 fl oz serving
1 fresh pineapple or store-bought frozen pineapple pieces
2 Fresh young coconuts or 2 cups store-bought coconut water
½ Cup fresh turmeric root or 2 tsp turmeric powder
⅓ cup fresh ginger root or 1 tsp ginger powder
Extra turmeric powder to garnish (optional)
- Remove the skin and core from the pineapple and cut it into 1” to 2” pieces.
- Freeze the pieces between two sheets of plastic wrap on baking sheets until solid.
- Open a young coconut and pour the coconut water into an icecube tray and freeze until solid. Once everything is frozen:
- Peel the turmeric and ginger.
- Either process these separately in a juicer or blend them separately with a little water and strain out the solids to get juice.
- Open another young coconut and pour out the water.
- To make the smoothie Add two to three frozen coconut water cubes to a pint glass and fill the rest of the way up with frozen pineapple pieces. Add ½ ounce ginger juice and 1 ounce turmeric juice or the powdered ginger and turmeric.
- Fill the glass with fresh or store-bought coconut water.
- Pour everything into the blender and process until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and dust the top with turmeric powder.