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Golden "Go-To" Smoothie

Caroline Kavanagh | Dec 3, 2018

Whiz together, turmeric, ginger, carrot and banana to form this perfect post workout, (or anytime) golden "go-to" elixir. Incorporate this smoothie into your nutrition plan this winter and come springtime you won't wish you had. It's delicious! Your taste buds and body will thank you :) Turmeric and ginger are included for their anti-inflammatory and healing properties, the banana to replenish or top-off glycogen stores and carrot for its antioxidant content as well as eye health. The dash of black pepper increases the bioavailability of the curcumin (polyphenol in turmeric) making this smoothie what I am calling the Golden "Go-To." This easy to make recipe checks all the boxes and tastes outstanding. In middle eastern and oriental traditional medicine, turmeric has had a wide range of uses. Currently, however, its use has been truncated to a common cooking spice, despite numerous studies pointing to its healing properties and possible use in the treatment of many diseases. The main focus is on curcumin, a polyphenol which serves as the biologically active component of turmeric. Curcumin's anti-inflammatory effects have been well documented in medical studies, with wide ranging applications. It has been touted to help everything from cancer to weight loss to a billion-ish other ailments in between. Simply one of the easiest breakfasts to prepare and all you need is a standard blender and about five minutes. I typically prepare this smoothie and drink about a juice size glass pre-workout and save the rest for post training. If you prefer your smoothies more liquefied then just add more water. It still tastes great. Of course this is a metabolically efficient smoothie :)

Prep time is 5 minutes Here's how to do it: Ingredients - 1 scoop Protein Powder (I use Thorne Vega-lite Vanilla) Whey protein is also fine. - 1 Banana (I like them on the green side)

- 1 Carrot (about 5" long)

- 1 tsp Turmeric root powder (I use Frontier Coop brand) - 1" piece of Ginger root - Dash of Black Pepper

- 1 cup Water Instructions Add all the ingredients to your blender and let it whirl until smooth. If you prefer your smoothie more juice-like then add more water.


1 Serving:

CHO = 26g

PRO = 26g

Fat = 2g

Fiber = 7g Calories: 268 CHO to PRO Ratio: 1:1

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