This detoxifying, anti-inflammatory mango smoothie includes turmeric, ginger, almond milk and a few other goodies. It contains some of the most powerful antioxidants around, and no - you won't be crinkling your nose in disgust after every swallow, because this smoothie has the perfect balance of sweet, earthy, and spicy notes.
Turmeric has been widely used in ancient healing systems, and it is renowned for its inflammation-curing and cancer-preventative properties. It has also been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries in order to treat jaundice, menstrual discomfort, chest pain, colic and more. It can help treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, cystic fibrosis, and cancer. Turmeric also aids in digestion, boosts your immune system, lowers your cholesterol and cleanses the liver.
Adding in some coconut, flax or chia seeds also helps create a fine balance of fibre, natural sugars, vitamins, minerals, protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Let's get to it!
- 2 cups chopped mango
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (or 1-2 inches fresh turmeric root)
- 1 1/2 cups fresh almond milk
- 1 tbsp. shredded (preservative-free) coconut, chia or flax seeds
- 1 tsp. fresh vanilla bean extract (or powder..if using extract, try to get alcohol-free)
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
- 1-2 inches fresh ginger root (or 1-2 tsp. ginger powder)
Blend the above ingredients in a high-speed blender such as the Vitamix, and enjoy immediately!
Salomé is a healer born in Ecuador. She helps busy people make time and space for themselves and specializes on healing before, and after surgery. Her healing allows her clients to pause for a moment, let go, and re-connect with mind, body and spirit. Her method helps decrease physical pain after surgery and helps clients recover faster. Learn more about Salomé at www.salometorres.com.