Turmeric Mango Smoothie - a delicious and healthy turmeric recipe. You aren't going to believe this delicious smoothie is full of good for you ingredients, like turmeric! Mangoes, bananas, yogurt, orange juice, turmeric and agave nectar.
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Don't you love it when you favorite grocery store has one of your favorite foods on sale?! Imagine my delight when our local Earth Fare had organic mangoes 5 for $5.00! So, I bought five of course! I brought them home and remembered that I had bookmarked this Healthy Smoothie from Cooking Light. I had bookmarked it because it sounded delicious, but also because it used fresh turmeric.
Healthy Benefits of Turmeric
My husband has been reading up on all the health benefits of turmeric and finely scored some fresh turmeric and the market. It looks so much like ginger, only orange! I keep it in the freezer, like I do ginger. It's so easy to grate it when it's frozen using a microplane! If you can't find fresh turmeric you can substitute 1 teaspoon of dried turmeric for 1 tablespoon of fresh.
Turmeric might help in the prevention of alzheimers, cancer and heart disease. It's also a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
This was so delicious! How delicious? Well, so delicious that we had it five times!!! Yep, I used every single mango for this smoothie. The original recipe calls for using two mangoes, but it serves 4. Since it was just us two, I used a one mango/one banana ratio which is slightly different than the original recipe. Isn't it wonderful when something good for you taste so good and feels like a dessert treat! This is filled with good things: mangoes, bananas, yogurt and turmeric!
If you're looking for some green smoothies, check out my 20 Healthy Green Smoothies!
Turmeric Mango Smoothie
- 1 mango peeled and chopped
- 1 banana chopped
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- splash of orange juice
- 1 tablespoon turmeric finely grated, or 1 teaspoon dried
- 1/2 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Place ingredients in blender and process until smooth.
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Update Notes: This was originally published in 2017 and has been updated for 2018.