When it comes to smoothie I prefer a wide variety of selection. However, my latest craze is Turmeric Mint Protein Smoothie. It is a perfect post work recovery smoothie. This smoothie is packed with 15g of fiber and 23g of protein.
It’s thick, creamy, satisfying with mind blowing delicious taste. The best part is that this smoothie has no bananas. Yay! I usually blend my smoothies with bananas. I prefer fruits for sweetness. Moreover, bananas provide a creamy and thick texture to smoothies. But for this I used dates to sweeten it. However, this smoothie doesn’t have over boarding sweetness. In fact, the subtle sweetness is absolutely satisfying. The mild flavor of raw turmeric and a slight aroma of fresh mint makes this smoothie absolutely desirable.
Ancient India has been using root turmeric for healing purposes. It is a natural antibiotic. We obtain the powdered turmeric by drying and grinding the root turmeric. The powdered turmeric is however more popular. We in India use turmeric powder in our everyday cooking. It is one of the essential ingredient in the spice rack for us. Turmeric has gained worldwide popularity recently.
Even though I am not a fan of the typical flavor of mint. But I love the aroma of fresh mint leaves. Therefore, I decided to add mint leaves into this smoothie. Mint has a calming and soothing effect to the stomach. It helps in improving digestion. Also, mint supports healthy cholesterol.
Dates as we all know is extremely high in potassium content along with being high in fiber.
I used ginger powder to spice it up a bit. It also enhanced the flavor of this smoothie in a natural way. However, ginger is a good digestive as well and provides many health benefits.
Next, I added protein to this smoothie by using hemp seeds. I usually avoid store bought protein powders. I prefer to add natural proteins into my food.
Therefore, I love to gorge Turmeric Mint Protein Smoothie on a daily basis. It’s the creamiest and most nutritious beverage with anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric Mint Protein Smoothie is a must try and is kid friendly too. It’s a healthy and nutritious beverage for the entire family and for all ages. This smoothie will definitely occupy your top menu. It will undoubtedly become a regular in your household. You won’t stop devouring it once you get the taste of this smoothie.
Turmeric Mint Protein Smoothie
- 2 small knobs root turmeric (peeled)
- 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves (fresh)
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 10 whole pitted dates
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds
- 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
- In your blender you may combine all the ingredients and then blend it smooth.
- Finally, enjoy it immediately.
Lilly Chen says
My 2 1/2 year old loves this smoothie and drinks half of mine every morning. Should I worry about him drinking this daily? (I’m not sure if the medicinal properties may be detrimental for a toddler?) Thanks for this great recipe!
Not at all. Its totally fine for the kids to drink this smoothie. it has all the benefits of ancient Indian ingredients that is excellent for health. I am glad your family loves this smoothie 🙂
My fiancé and I have been working out a lot more lately and definitely need something for recovery. I’ve never even had dates before. I’ll have to skip this recipe into our routine.
Holly Lasha says
This looks super yummy! I’m gonna have to try this!!
Jacque Hastert says
This protein shake sounds so good. It would be great before or after my workouts.
I’m going to have to try this! I’m a “smoothie a day” kind of gal so this is right up my alley!
Bridget (Nutty Hiker) says
This sounds delicious and would be great for my post-hike workouts!
I could use more turmeric in my life! I broke my ankle a few months ago and I know turmeric is great for inflammation.
This is a very interesting recipe, it looks delicious. and wow I learned something new today, I did not know that turmeric was a natural antibiotic ! Thanks for sharing <3
PRANITA DESHPANDE says
very nice recipe.
Molly Tullis says
I’m going to have to try this! I love mint and making smoothies, but I’ve never added tumeric!
It certainly is delicious. Its a must try so I would highly recommend you to try this smoothie recipe.
Joan Cajic says
This looks really delicious and I have never had anything like this.
Thank you Joan.
Jessica Bradshaw says
This sounds so good and healthy! Love the tumeric addition. So many health benefits.
I totally agree!