Turmeric's properties have been widely used in ancient healing systems and now everyone's catching on. The small brown-skinned root is in the spotlight for its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. Here, turmeric's vivid golden color and bright flavor add depth to a sweet tropical smoothie. (A little goes a long way, so try starting with less of the spice until you get used to the flavor.)
Recipe courtesy of Amy Chaplin
Total:
4 hr 5 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Drain and rinse the cashews. Blend them with the mango, banana, orange juice, coconut water, turmeric, ginger if using, honey and vanilla in a blender on high speed until completely smooth and creamy. (Add more coconut water if you prefer a thinner consistency.)

Cook's Note

You can often get fresh turmeric at Whole Foods, health food stores and Indian markets. You can substitute 1/4 teaspoon dried turmeric, but be sure the spice is reasonably fresh (meaning it hasn't been in your spice drawer for years-old dried turmeric tastes dusty and bitter). Coconut water has a natural sweet flavor; if you use plain water, you may need more honey (start with a tablespoon and add more to taste).

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

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