Coconut Turmeric Smoothie

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Cost Per Serving $2.50
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2 cupsMango or Pineapple, fresh or frozen
1 wholeRipe Banana
1 cupCoconut Milk
1/2 cupPlain Fat free Yogurt
1 tbspGinger, grated
1 tspTurmeric, (fresh or ground)
2 tbspHoney (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Optional: Top with grated coconut.


  • Turmeric is a yellow spice used in Indian curries. It contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound that is being studied as a possible addition to chemotherapy treatments for fighting cancer. In animal studies, turmeric and curcumin stopped tumour growth in head and neck cancers, breast, liver, colon and prostate cancers.
  • There are some studies that suggest curcumin could interfere with cancer treatments. It's best to include turmeric in cooking but avoid taking curcumin supplements during treatment.
  • Turmeric may play a role in preventing Alzheimer's disease. This spice has compounds that block the formation of plaques in the brain. It may also help prevent and manage inflammation and pain in arthritis.