This anti-inflammatory turmeric smoothie has a taste of the tropics with pineapple and is packed full of anti-inflammatory promoting ingredients. Banana free, no added sugar, and vegan.
This turmeric smoothie is full of nutritious and delicious ingredients, it is banana-free and refined sugar-free! If you are looking for more smoothie recipes check out these 7 breakfast smoothies.
Whether you suffer from arthritis, Crohn’s or another chronic inflammatory disorder, you may be looking for more ways to include anti-inflammatory foods into your diet.
This smoothie is a great way to squeeze in anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, kale and pineapple. Want to read more on exactly how these foods suppress the inflammatory response? Check out our sources: 1, 2, 3.
This turmeric smoothie is tropical and sweet but not too sweet. You totally can’t taste the kale, the turmeric or the pepper. You’re going to love it!
Reasons you will ♡ this turmeric smoothie
- it’s a powerhouse of inflammation-suppressing ingredients like pineapple, kale and turmeric
- it is vegan, gluten-free and not too sweet
- you can prep it ahead and freeze
Let’s talk ingredients!
For this anti-inflammatory turmeric smoothie you’ll need:
- pineapple– start with frozen pineapple chunks
- kale or spinach– use spinach if you are newer to green smoothies as it has less flavor
- blending liquid– almond milk, oat milk, dairy milk, coconut water, or water
- turmeric – studies have shown that the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is negatively impacted by light and storage temperature. For best results, store in the dark and at 5°C or lower.
- black pepper- the black pepper enhances absorption of the active anti-inflammatory compound in the turmeric according to this Healthline article. Don’t worry, you can’t taste it!
- optional add-ins– chia seeds, and ground flax
Meal prep tips
This turmeric smoothie works perfectly for meal prep! Here are some tips to get the most out of your prep:
- prep this smoothie fresh or make freezer smoothie packs to save time (directions are in the recipe card)
- if you do not have a good quality blender, blend the kale with the blending liquid first to get it completely smooth. Then, add in the frozen pineapple and other ingredients.
- I love using reusable silicone straws in my smoothies in place of stainless steel
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Can you taste the black pepper?
Since we are only adding a pinch, you can’t taste it at all!
Can I swap the pineapple?
Sure! You can swap it for mango, which also provides body and natural sweetness.
Can I add fresh turmeric?
I bet that would work, however, I have not tried it and am not sure how much you’d need it. If you try it, would you leave a comment below?
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Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie with Pineapple
- 1 1/4 cups almond milk
- 1 cup kale or spinach packed
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks frozen
- Combine the first 5 ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add the pineapple chunks and blend again until completely smooth.
- do not add almond milk until you are ready to blend
- get the jar into the freezer ASAP so the fruit doesn't thaw and then refreeze to the jar (makes it hard to get it out).
- to get out of the jar, gently scrape with a spoon. If anything gets stuck, fill jar 1/2 way with almond milk and allow to sit for 1 minute. Put the lid on, shake it up, and this should loosen things up.
- dump smoothie pack contents into the blender with almond milk and blend until smooth