Turmeric Pineapple Smoothie With Basil

Turmeric Pineapple Smoothie With Basil

Pineapple and banana are a pretty classic tropical smoothie combination, but I’ve mixed things up a bit this week by adding turmeric.  I’ve been seeing turmeric smoothies and milks flying around Pinterest like crazy lately so wanted to give it a try.  The spice has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is also said to aid in preventing cancers.  I decided to toss in a few fresh basil leaves at the last minute (mostly because we’ve managed to keep our basil plant alive and I’m pretty happy about that!) and I love how it turned out.  I know… basil in smoothies…black pepper in cookies.…things are going crazy around here!

Turmeric Pineapple Smoothie with Basil

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (we used soy)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 2 medium sized basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3 ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender (we use the Blendtec) and blend until smooth.
Keyword blender, Breakfast, brunch, nut-free, pineapple, snack, Vegan

That’s it, short and sweet today.  Have a great weekend 🙂