You might think it’s a little strange to add turmeric to a smoothie, but I’ve found it’s a great way to sneak this beautiful super food into your diet on a regular basis.
Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory properties making it a great addition to recovery smoothies. It’s also high in antioxidants and studies have shown that it may prevent a myriad of diseases. Sounds good to me! And actually it works very nicely with the sweetness of the orange and mango.
Other than the turmeric, this smoothie is high in protein, clean carbs, healthy fats and has a dose of cinnamon, all the fixings to help you recover after tough workout.
I also like to add glutamine to my post-workout smoothies. This is totally optional, but it has been shown to have a significant effect on the body’s rate of repair. It’s also great for boosting immunity, improving digestion and alleviating physical and mental stress. I use North Coast Naturals as its vegan, non-GMO and 100% pure.
I don’t usually have much of an appetite after training so smoothies are a great choice for me. Plus this one is so delish, I already can’t wait to have it again tomorrow morning!! Sunshine in a cup, mango orange julius, creamy dreamy mango surprise, summertime mango breezer….these could all be alternate names for this delight. What would you call it?
- 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder (I used Vega Performance Protein)
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 navel orange
- 2 tbsp cashews
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp tumeric
- 5 g fermented l-glutamine (optional)
- Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth and enjoy!