Mango and Turmeric Smoothie

Did you try my Mango Green smoothie? Delicious right?

Well now we have more mango madness, this time with turmeric tea.

If you’ve never thought to use tea in your smoothie before then now’s the time to try it.

I’ve use chia tea to flavour my smoothies and porridge before. So when I got turmeric tea in my Superfoodio box I immediately started thinking how I could to use it in a smoothie. The tea contains turmeric root, ginger, cinnamon and lemon grass. These flavourings have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and can help your body to function efficiently. You’d need more than one cup of tea to see the benefits, but every little helps.

Turmeric has a slightly spicy bitter taste, so I balanced this by pairing it with a sweet mango. The colour of the mango also enhances the subtle yellow from the tea. Adding extra tea on top gives you a hit of flavour but stops the whole bowl from being overpowering.

Let me know if you like it. turmeric mango smoothie healthyandpsyched

Serves 1
3 of your 5-a-day

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup turmeric tea (make the night before to allow it to cool down).
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 – 1 Mango
  • 1/2 cucumber with the skin removed
  • 1 tsp coconut oil.
  • toppings
    • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
    • 2 slices of mango
    • 1 tsp turmeric tea

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the blender and whizz until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a bowl, decorate with the toppings and enjoy.

Did you know….

Turmeric has a long list of proven health benefits- read all about them here.

 

5 Comments

  1. February 10, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I love the idea of using tea in your smoothies! I just need to find some tumeric tea!

    • February 10, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      I think this would work well with chai or ginger tea. Any of those sort of spices 🙂
      Vanilla roobois tea is really nice for making porridge as well. Maybe I’ll do a recipe for it!

  2. thebadveganblog
    February 11, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    I’m really loving turmeric lately – this looks great for when summer kicks in here!

  3. March 10, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Turmeric is also something I have been experimenting with lately since I discovered it was out there (fresh turmeric, available at the health food store across the street!) While I am not a fan of mango, I have used fresh turmeric in other smoothies…It paired really well with banana, kale and carrot smoothie, as well as berry smoothies!

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