Wow. That’s a long title, and not a very creative one at that. Add to it the fact that black pepper is an ingredient in this smoothie and I can see you slowly starting to close the page… thumbs up you brave souls who are still here because this smoothie is, in a word, delish!
So, here’s the deal. The pineapple, frozen banana and honey/dates bring a mildly-sweet citrus flavor, while the turmeric and black pepper combo (you need both to help boost effectiveness*) adds a bit of an after spice kick. It’s fun. You’ll like it. Also, my 10yo claimed this smoothie tasted like caramel so there’s that.
Makes 1 8-10 oz. smoothie
8 ounces coconut water
1-2 tsp chia seeds
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2-1 frozen banana
A handful of raw walnuts
1/4 – 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
A small pinch of black pepper to help absorb the turmeric
2 dates, soft and pitted, or a tsp of local honey
- Add all the solid food and spices first to the blender. I prefer adding the coconut water last. Blend all the ingredients together in a high-speed blender until creamy and smooth. If you want it thicker, add some ice. Sip. Slurp. Drink up.
Let me know if you liked it or modified it or threw it out!:)
This recipe has been a tad modified from the original recipe found on the blog Sophie Uliano.
*Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one at home. All info here is my personal opinion. Please consult a professional medical doctor for specific health issues and questions.