Pineapple Ginger Lime Smoothie

Pineapple Ginger Lime Smoothie

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This week I noticed turmeric at the grocery store for the first time while getting more ginger.  I’m sure they have it all the time but it’s not something I’ve ever gone looking for.  I wasn’t exactly looking for it this week but I wasn’t passing it up after all I’ve read about it recently.  Turmeric has been in the headlines for it’s healing properties, including reducing cancer tumors, helping Alzheimer’s and asthma, and and liver detoxification.  Ironic timing since two friends are entering challenging weeks while fighting cancer, and a friend’s parent was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

This smoothie should be nicknamed the “Healing Smoothie” since all the ingredients have proven to be powerful healers.  Greens, banana, ginger, and turmeric, have all shown to help asthma, and the combination of anti-inflammatory spices and vitamin C from the citrus and pineapple is a powerful combination that could potentially help everything from the common cold to cancer.

I added just a little turmeric, slightly larger than a pea size amount, which added just a little extra flavor and spice, but the ginger and pineapple really stand out here.  This smoothie was surprisingly tasty with just the right balance of sweet and spicy.  I loved it, and will be making this one often, but I was really surprised when my two year old liked it!  It’s always a bonus when the kids love it, too.

Happy Smoothie Saturday, drink to your health!

To read more about turmeric and it’s health benefits, check out this article from Dr. Weil and this one from Natural News.

Pineapple Ginger Lime Smoothie
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Recipe: Smoothie
Author: Victoria – Green Plate Rule
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 min
Total time: 6 mins
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup of greens (spinach or kale)
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 large frozen banana
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1/8 tsp fresh turmeric
  • 4 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender
  2. Start on low speed slowly increasing to high
  3. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute

 

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Abby Lauderman August 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Yesterday I made this for 16 friends~ this was a big hit! Everyone loved it. Very refreshing. It’s just absolutely perfect! Thanks for another great recipe.

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Sweety October 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Thanks Victoria for sharing this recipe! Love ginger and turmeric. :) I also enjoy making smoothie out of kale and/or spinach. But then, I still add honey to it.

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Ashlee A January 10, 2014 at 10:48 am

Could you make this using dried turmeric instead? Would it be the same amount?

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