Pineapple and banana are a pretty classic tropical smoothie combination, but I’ve mixed things up a bit this week by adding turmeric. I’ve been seeing turmeric smoothies and milks flying around Pinterest like crazy lately so wanted to give it a try. The spice has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is also said to aid in preventing cancers. I decided to toss in a few fresh basil leaves at the last minute (mostly because we’ve managed to keep our basil plant alive and I’m pretty happy about that!) and I love how it turned out. I know… basil in smoothies…black pepper in cookies.…things are going crazy around here!
Turmeric Pineapple Smoothie with Basil
Prep Time: 5min
Keywords: blender breakfast brunch snack vegan nut-free pineapple
Ingredients (serves 1)
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (we used soy)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple
- 1 banana
- 2 medium sized basil leaves
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 3 ice cubes
1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender (we use the Blendtec) and blend until smooth.
That’s it, short and sweet today. Have a great weekend 🙂