By Katherine Hanson
Summer is here! With the lingering days and extra time spent outdoors or at the pool, I always look forward to creating something healthy and delicious in the kitchen to help me cool down.
In our neck of the woods, ripe mangos are readily available and on sale during this time of year so I love to snatch up a few to slice and keep cool in the fridge. Their sweetness pairs so nicely with American Turmeric’s Georgia Gold™ Fermented Probiotic Turmeric Puree that I can’t help but whip up a smoothie after a hot afternoon at the pool with my family.
For extra richness and to balance out the tartness of the fruit, I make sure to add a splash of unsweetened coconut milk.
Pro-tip: The fat in the coconut milk aids in the absorption of curcumin, the active ingredient which turmeric is renowned for to combat inflammation.
My body always feels better when I add a bit of protein to fruit smoothies, so I added a handful of raw cashews to balance out the fruit sugars. Give it all a whirl in the Vitamix™, and you’ve got one tasty and nutritious drink on your hand!
Mango Turmeric Coconut Smoothie
- 2 ripe frozen bananas.
- 1 ½ cups fresh mango (frozen works great, too).
- 1 ½ tbsp Georgia Gold™ Fermented Probiotic Turmeric Puree.
- 1 cup of orange juice.
- 1 splash of unsweetened coconut milk.
- Handful of raw cashews (soaked, if you have the time).
Add all ingredients to the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth, and enjoy!