This Healthy Pineapple Strawberry + Turmeric Smoothie recipe is a delicious and simple way to enjoy a quick, easy breakfast while gaining awesome health benefits from these superfoods. Boasting of tropical flavor with a hint of spice from the turmeric-black pepper combo, this smoothie is the perfect meal option for the entire family.
Who doesn’t love a good smoothie, right? I can attest to being a lover of smoothies, especially during the warm months where it’s so easy to whip together a jam-packed meal without the headache of being over the stove in such heat.
Of course, there are so many different ingredient combinations when it comes a smoothies, so that’s another plus, right!
If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you know that we’ve been boosting up our drinks category, especially healthy drinks.
You can always check out our Drinks Archives at any time for some pretty awesome ideas!
When it comes to making drinks, I truly enjoy experimenting with bold flavors and different combinations, as long as they taste great of course!
Recently, we made this Healthy Cashew Date Morning Shake which is phenomenal! It includes bold flavors of dates and vanilla and is beautifully textured to create a smooth drinking experience from the cashews and oats. Since it’s debut, we’ve gotten a ton of rave over this one!
In case you aren’t aware—dates are a high-powered nutrient ingredient and is actually very healthy for you, despite it’s taste.
As I’ve mentioned in my previous post on The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes, dates are a great source of antioxidants and fiber, in addition to providing brain health, promoting natural labor (for pregnant women), bone health, and blood sugar control.
Yup. So, dates are worth consuming!
Perfect for the summer months—These Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas are the perfect balance between tart and sweet with a nice fizz.
Made with a simple mint syrup along with freshly sliced strawberries, grapefruit juice, and a coconut flavored carbonated water, these homemade sodas will leave you feeling refreshed on any sunny day.
Are you a tea lover through rain or shine? If so, then this Lemon Blackberry Mint Tea is a must try!
Naturally sweetened, this tea serves great as a detox or a boost in digestion, can be served hot or cold, and is easy to make, and perfect for any day or season, especially during the cold weather months.
One of our popular drinks—this Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, not only tastes amazing, but it adds as a great detox or boost in digestion, overall.
As for smoothies—This Banana Mango Raspberry ‘Sunrise’ Oats Smoothie is tropics in a glass. Full of fruity flavor, this smoothie is creamy, enjoyably thick, and super easy to make—-whipped together in just 5 short minutes. A healthy way to stat your day or even replace a meal.
OK, so let’s talk about this smoothie recipe for a sec! As many of you may already know, I am a huge Strawberry fan. I’ve always been.
So, it’s no surprise that I chose to add them to the mix. In addition, pineapples and strawberries are such a great combo, so that’s another given. Haha,
In case you weren’t aware, Turmeric is an amazing ingredient to incorporate into your dishes. The health benefits that derive from this simple ingredient is so awesome.
But if you’re wondering, what is turmeric and where you can find it—no worries. Let’s talk!
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry it’s yellow hue. That’s right—it creates that bright yellow color all on it’s own.
In addition, the main ingredient in turmeric—curcumin is where all the incredible benefits lie. It has powerful inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
The only downside is that curcumin is present at a very low rate in turmeric, therefore, the best way to gain the full benefits of this ingredient is to take supplements with high contents of curcumin, specifically.
OK, so where does black pepper come in? Whelp, black pepper’s main ingredient–piperine actually helps the body to absorb curcumin (by large increases) which gives us the full effect of health benefits at work.
Piperine on it’s own has it’s own set of benefits which range from nausea relief to headaches to poor digestion.
Therefore, the next time that you chose to add turmeric to your foods/drinks to add a few health benefits, don’t forget to add the black pepper. And don’t worry—it’s not that much that is required either.
Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender (adding the frozen fruit first, then the rest following) and blend until smooth.
Adjust amounts of water or milk, depending on desired consistency, adding 1 Tbsp more at a time, if needed.
To serve—grab two prepared glass(es) and pour smoothie into each and grabbing a straw. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly sealed or in a covered mason jar, ensuring that you drink it within the same day for best taste and consistency.
If you choose to make this Healthy Pineapple Strawberry + Turmeric Smoothie or any other recipe from us, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #Orchidsandsweettea so that we can share the love!
Healthy Pineapple Strawberry + Turmeric Smoothie.