Turmeric is not just an Indian spice for curry, this multi-tasking superfood boasts a whole host of health benefits. Thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin, it has incredible anti-inflammatory properties which may help treat a range of health conditions, including arthritis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Turmeric is often used to help balance and stabilize the mood too, as curcumin has been found to boost serotonin and dopamine levels. So if you’re looking for a natural alternative to stabilize the mood and help treat depression, adding a little more turmeric into your diet may be all you need.
This creamy smoothie is packed full of so much goodness – from the coconut, maca, ginger and the aromatic Turmeric Matcha mix! If you want to take the creaminess to the next level, you can even add half an avocado too. Just one cup will flood your body with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to help strengthen your immune system, protect your health, stabilize your mood and increase your energy levels.
Makes 2 cups
● 1 cup coconut milk (choose from sweetened, condensed, or unsweetened)
● 1 ripe banana
● ½ cup diced mango
● 1 tbsp coconut oil
● ½ tbsp Turmeric Matcha
● ½ tsp cinnamon
● ½ tsp peeled and chopped ginger
● 1 tsp chia seeds
● 1 tsp maca powder
● ½ avocado (optional, for extra creaminess)
● A handful of sunflower seeds
● A few mint leaves
1. Add all the ingredients into a blender, and blend for a few minutes – until smooth and
2. Pour into two glasses with ice, and sprinkle over the sunflower seeds.
3. Decorate with mint leaves, serve and enjoy!
Note: We have used Zen Green Tea’s Turmeric Matcha Mix in this recipe, which is a handcrafted blend of turmeric, matcha, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of black pepper. All the spices are high quality and blended with the right balance of black pepper, which helps the body absorb the antioxidants in the turmeric by up to 2000%. Super tasty and an easy way to load up the antioxidants! Sounds great right?