Pineapple & Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Rachel Morrow RACHEL MORROW

So you've read about the health benefits of turmeric , but you're not sure how you can use it? Here's a smoothie recipe that uses it in the most refreshing way while offering a host of health benefits!

Turmeric would have to be one of Mother Nature's best gifts! With uses from detoxing the body, lowering inflammation and supporting a healthy immune system.

Pineapples contain the digestive enzyme bromelain, a natural enzyme that supports the digestive system in breaking down and absorbing nutrients from the food we eat.

  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder or freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1/2 lime, peeled
  • 1 cup water or coconut water
  • Optional: maca powder
  • A dash of black pepper (it sounds weird but necessary to help with the absorption of curcumin in turmeric)
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

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