Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
Recipe for bright, creamy, citrusy turmeric smoothies. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ElevĀte. The opinions and text are all mine.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably have noticed I am a big fan of getting in as much nutrient dense superfoods in as possible. If we are what we eat, I’ll take vibrant, fresh, and real. One of the reasons I’m so in love with eating this way is because I have noticed just how much better I feel when I do. These tasty smoothies are the perfect accompaniment for a superfood salad at lunchtime, or anytime you need a refreshing pick-me-up. Turmeric is a wonderful superfood that has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries and now one of my favorite ingredients.
ElevĀte organic salads asked me to give their superfood salads a try, and I must say, I love what they are all about. Although I adore scratch cooking, that’s just not always possible in real life. In real life, I have multiple school pick-ups, school volunteering, animal and garden chores, and dirty dog footprints to clean up… and I try my best to sneak in a yoga class instead of taking a proper lunch break. If I can have a nourishing smoothie, superfood salad, and detoxifying lemon water, I am a happy mama and feel energized, light, and uplifted all day. So today I’m sharing one of my current favorite smoothies (my kids’ favorite too!) and elevĀte organic salads. I am so happy to see more healthy convenience food that’s accessible to everyone. There really is no need for fast food filled with additives and chemicals when eating organic, Non-GMO, real food is this easy.
ElevĀte organic salads make it easy to eat clean and feel great all day, even on those days when we don’t have time to make lunch or a superfood side salad to go with dinner. My all-around favorite salad combination is the Nutty Cranberry – filled with organic greens, cranberries, walnuts, almonds, and creamy feta, but there are 8 different elevĀte salads, from vegan to vegetarian to omnivorous. All 8 are available at Walmart and with rollback savings until May 17th, so you can stock up and eat well all week long.
To go along with my superfood salads this week, I’ve been taking just a minute to whip up my favorite turmeric smoothie. Most of us are used to using dried turmeric in curries and other Indian recipes, but fresh turmeric is creeping into more and more grocery stores as it’s benefits are being more widely recognized. Turmeric looks a bit like ginger but is bright orange inside. It’s easy to peel with a vegetable peeler and then it can be grated into many recipes, from sauces and soups to rices, or easily added to smoothies. If you can’t find fresh turmeric, you can use dried.
This turmeric smoothie has a bright citrusy, creamy, tropical flavor. That bright orange makes me feel happy just looking at it! The icing on the cake was when I was photographing this turmeric smoothie, my littlest ladybug came over and said, “Mama, can I have that? It looks SO good and orangey!” And with that, she downed the whole smoothie. So I guess superfood salads and smoothies aren’t just for busy mamas.
Not only are the elevAte salads packed with some of my favorite delicious and nourishing ingredients, they are organic and non-GMO. Thank you, elevAte! You don’t have to compromise your health throughout the day when things get busy – these salads make it easy to eat clean and feel great all day. I’ve had the best lunches this week and all I had to do was grab one of these salads from the fridge and set it down in front of my computer to munch on while I work, or throw in my pool bag to eat during the kids’ swim lessons. There’s even a fork inside, so you really don’t have to think about doing a thing.
Here was a great lunch that took just a minute to put together and toss in my pool bag to enjoy during my daughter’s swim lesson. This was so much more satisfying that the protein bar I have been known to grab in a hurry.
Are you a smoothie and salad lover too? What is your favorite combination?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ElevĀte. The opinions and text are all mine.
Tropical Turmeric Smoothie
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 peeled and sliced frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 heaping teaspoon fresh peeled and grated turmeric (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1/8 cup almond milk (optional)
- Place the orange, banana, pineapple, mango, and turmeric in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add almond milk to thin, and ice cubes to thicken or make more icy.