Indulge in the taste of the tropics any time of the year with this tropical smoothie bowl! The addition of turmeric adds anti-inflammatory power, while the fruit and toppings provide plenty of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and anti-oxidants! This smoothie bowl has the texture of sorbet and will taste great for breakfast, a snack, or even a dessert!
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Sometimes, in January, you need a reminder of what summer feels like. Especially if you live in an area that actually has a winter season… here in Texas we’ve been experiencing unusually high temps. We’re talking close to 70 degrees the past couple days– which means that this tropical smoothie didn’t feel too out of place!
If you live in the DFW area, don’t miss my Healthy New Year Smoothie Demo with Sprouts Farmer’s Market, which is TONIGHT! I’ll be at the Southlake Sprouts location from 6-7pm demoing three yummy smoothie recipes to help ring in the new year. One of them is this tropical turmeric smoothie bowl!
I just received the newest Vitamix machine (more on that later this month!) and I have been using it almost every day. Smoothies are amazing because you can pack in so many fruits and veggies, which are high in vitamins A and C, potassium and magnesium. If you have trouble getting in your three servings of fruit and five servings of veggies a day, smoothies are definitely the answer. This is especially useful for kids who don’t like their fruits and veg– sneak em’ in!
Smoothies are easy– all you need is a good blender. It’s cheaper to make smoothies at home– restaurants can charge over $5 for a smoothie (a small one!), which you can make at home for less than $1.
Other great reasons to drink smoothies– they’re full of fiber (keeps you full longer), they’re hydrating, and you can add super-foods! One of my fav super-foods is chia seeds. They act as a thickener (they absorb liquid) and in this bowl, helps create the sorbet texture. Chia seeds are also high in fiber and heart healthy omega-3’s.
Turning your smoothie drink into a smoothie bowl is one fun way to switch things up– plus you get to add fun toppings! To make a smoothie bowl, reduce the liquid in your normal smoothie by about half. I topped mine with fresh sliced strawberries and kiwi, chopped almonds and coconut flakes. Be sure to buy unsweetened coconut flakes if you’re watching added sugar.
Turmeric is the secret ingredient in this bowl– while it’s in the title of the recipe, you can’t taste it at all. Turmeric is known for being a powerful antioxidant and it’s anti-inflammatory, and may help reduce the risk of certain diseases, like heart disease.
Have you ever made a smoothie bowl? They’re so fun!
Here’s the recipe for Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Bowl:
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen mango
- ½ banana
- 1 spoonful of chia
- Dash of turmeric - to your taste. Start with 1/8 tsp.
- Sliced strawberries
- Sliced kiwis
- Chopped almonds
- Coconut flakes
- Add all ingredients to a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth and creamy. You may have to add a splash of orange juice if the mixture gets too thick. Top with sliced fruit, nuts and coconut flakes.