Follow these instructions to make this nourishing pineapple-mango smoothie with turmeric powder at home. Made with unsweetened coconut milk, this sunshine-in-a-glass smoothie is easy to make with the help of a high-powered blender. Ready within 5 minutes using frozen chunks of fruits!

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Smoothie bowls are fantastic! And nutritious smoothie recipes like this one are a great way to boost your nutrient intake and reap anti-inflammatory and immune-supporting benefits. As a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, I know that these kinds of recipes can be particularly helpful for folks looking for quick and easy ways to support their health and wellness. You’ll be pleased to know that this turmeric smoothie recipe is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that will help get your day started off right.

I love switching up my smoothies; it’s my way of keeping things fresh and interesting. And if I’m ever feeling like I need a change from my go-to Green Smoothie recipe with Wheatgrass, this delicious and healthy pineapple mango smoothie is the perfect alternative. If, like me, you love the sound of a protein smoothie bowl, try this Beet Berry Smoothie or my Homemade Protein Shake. Both are brimming with wholesome ingredients with some serious staying power!

Now let’s talk about this beautiful smoothie. It harnesses the tropical taste of mango and pineapple, with a touch of warmth from turmeric and cinnamon. Then, it’s topped off with beautiful fruits, coconut shreds or anything else your heart desires.

What about turmeric? Well, this spice gives a rich, earthy flavour to the smoothie that’s complemented by the sweet scent of pineapple and mango. It’s a stellar combination.

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Why is turmeric good for you?

This golden spice is often used in Indian and Pakistani recipes, but it’s also gained popularity as a so-called “superfood” due to its purported health benefits.

We love curry in the Devje household, but we would have to eat a lot of it to get our daily dose of turmeric. That’s why smoothies are a lovely way to quickly and easily incorporate this spice into your diet.

Turmeric contains the active ingredient curcumin, which can help reduce inflammation and support overall health. In fact, turmeric has been revered for centuries in Asia for its medicinal properties, many of which are now being validated by modern science. For example, the Ayurvedic Diet, a traditional form of Indian medicine, has long advocated the use of turmeric to manage conditions like arthritis and joint pain.

Also, curcumin has powerful antioxidant properties. Some studies have shown that it might help treat or prevent certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer and type 2 diabetes. However, more research is needed to confirm these effects.

The term superfood is often over- and misused. Superfood typically refers to a food that is rich in particular nutrients, and/or contains a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial components that can promote good health. Keep in mind that wholesome foods don’t have to be flashy or popular; even humble items like carrots and sweet potatoes offer plenty of benefits.

Ingredients

Here is what you’ll need to make the most delicious turmeric smoothie recipe:

Food ingredients like pineapple and mango chunks, banana and milk arranged on a wooden board.
  • Plant-based milk: unsweetened coconut milk (carton and not canned) tastes great in this smoothie, but you can also use your favourite dairy-free milk substitute.
  • Pineapple: frozen pineapple chunks are a wonderful way to keep this smoothie cold and thick. Plus, you save time by skipping the chopping!
  • Mango: frozen mangos are a delicious and nutritious addition to this smoothie. I love the sweet and ripe mango chunks in this recipe.
  • Banana: a ripe banana adds sweetness and creaminess to this smoothie. Plus, it’s a great way to add some heartiness and natural sweetness.
  • Turmeric: adds a vibrant golden colour, and a nice earthy flavour.
  • Cinnamon: is a warming, aromatic spice that adds depth to the smoothie’s taste.
  • Ice: ice cubes are a must for keeping your smoothie bowl chilled and thick.
  • Toppings: some of my favourite toppings for this smoothie include coconut shreds and fresh berries. You can also add nuts like cashews or walnuts, or toss in some granola. Experiment with different flavours to find a combination you love.
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How to make a pineapple mango smoothie with coconut milk

  1. In a blender, combine unsweetened coconut milk, frozen pineapple and mango chunks, ice, banana and spices (Step 1).
  2. Blend on high speed until smooth (Step 2).
  3. Pour your pineapple mango smoothie into a bowl, and top it with fresh berries, coconut shreds, or nuts of your choice. Enjoy immediately for the perfect breakfast pick-me-up!

Nutrition highlights

A serving of this smoothie with coconut milk is:

  • An exceptional source of vitamin C (144%)
  • An excellent source of calcium (35% DV)
  • A high source of dietary fibre (28% DV)
  • A high source of potassium (23% DV)
  • A high source of vitamin A (21% DV)

*Nutrient claims based on a 2000-calorie diet.

Tips and substitutions

  • If you’re looking for a thicker smoothie, add a frozen ripe banana.
  • If you have trouble finding frozen mangoes, feel free to use fresh ones instead. Just add a few extra ice cubes to keep your smoothie thick and cold.
  • For a slightly sweeter smoothie, add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup before blending.
  • To take this pineapple mango smoothie to the next level, try adding some ashwagandha or maca powder. These adaptogenic herbs might help in managing stress and support energy levels.
  • If you’ve never tried adding turmeric and cinnamon to your smoothies, start with a small amount and see how you like it. You can always add more later if you find that you like the flavour.
  • Give your pineapple mango smoothie an extra protein boost from almond butter and/or chia seeds!

My go-to blender – Vitamix

I use this Vitamix blender in my kitchen. I got it about 2 years ago and it functions beautifully, making smoothies, frozen desserts and even soups ever so easy!

Storage

This smoothie is too good to save for later! Enjoy right away for the best taste and texture. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

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Are pineapple and mango good for you?

Pineapples and mangoes are both nutrient-dense fruits that offer a wide array of health benefits. Pineapples contain compounds called bromelain and papain, which have anti-inflammatory properties that may be helpful for arthritis, asthma, and other conditions.

Pineapples are also rich in:

  • vitamin C, which helps to fuel a healthy immune system and promotes healthy skin, hair, and connective tissues (for example bones, cartilage and blood).
  • Manganese, which helps in the formation of collagen and enzymes, and is needed for bone health.

Mangoes are excellent sources of:

  • vitamin A, which is essential for immune function, skin health, and vision.
  • vitamin C

Benefits of coconut milk in smoothie

Coconut milk is a lovely base for delicious smoothies. The carton type of coconut milk is my personal favorite for this recipe because it has fewer calories, reduced fat, and a lighter taste than the canned version. This kind works great without being too overwhelming so that you can still enjoy the pineapple and mango flavour. If you’re looking to enjoy more plant-based products or struggle to tolerate dairy, coconut milk is an excellent alternative for your smoothie recipes.

Coconut milk is abundant in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), a form of saturated fat. In contrast to other kinds of saturated fats, MCTs are quickly digested and used as energy, so they have less probability  of being stored as body fat.

Plus, coconut milk contains a high amount of lauric acid, a type of fatty acid that has shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiinflammtory properties.

Frozen fruit nutrition vs. fresh fruit nutrition

The assumption that fresh fruit is always better than frozen may not always be true. In fact, in some cases frozen fruit can have a higher nutrient density than fresh due to the way that it’s processed. When fruits are flash-frozen at peak ripeness (which is the case for most frozen produce), they maintain much of their original nutrients compared to fresh produce.

Research suggests that fresh produce actually loses vitamins over time while kept under refrigeration. In certain instances, frozen fruits contain more nutrients.

Both fresh and frozen fruits are nutritious choices and make a great base for smoothies. When choosing which type to use, nutrition is not the only factor to consider. The type of fruit, its ripeness level, and your personal preference may all influence your decision. Ultimately, the best choice is one that you enjoy! Whether you prefer fresh or frozen fruit, they all count towards your daily fruit intake to support your health.

What are your favourite smoothies with mango and pineapple?

If you try this smoothie bowl recipe, I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment, rate it, or share a photo and hashtag with #desiliciousrd on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! I can’t wait to see your photos. 

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5 Minute Pineapple Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 1 bowl
Follow these instructions to make this nourishing pineapple-mango smoothie with turmeric powder at home. Made with unsweetened coconut milk, this sunshine-in-a-glass smoothie is easy to make with the help of a high-powered blender. Ready within 5 minutes using frozen chunks of fruits!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup pineapple, frozen
  • ½ cup mango, frozen
  • 1 banana, medium, ripe
  • 4 ice cubes
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder

Equipment

  • 1 blender

Instructions
 

  • In a high-speed blender, combine coconut milk, frozen pineapple and mango chunks, ice, banana and spices. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Pour your pineapple mango smoothie into a bowl, and add optional toppings like banana slices, fresh berries, coconut shreds, or nuts.

Notes

  • If you’re looking for a thicker smoothie, add a frozen ripe banana.
  • If you have trouble finding frozen mangoes, feel free to use fresh ones instead. Just add a few extra ice cubes to keep your smoothie thick and cold.
  • For a slightly sweeter smoothie, add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup before blending.
  • To take this Pineapple Mango Smoothie to the next level, try adding some ashwagandha or maca powder. These adaptogenic herbs might help in managing stress and support energy levels.
  • If you’ve never tried adding turmeric and cinnamon to your smoothies, start with a small amount and see how you like it. You can always add more later if you find that you like the flavour.
  • Give your pineapple mango smoothie an extra protein boost from almond butter and/or chia seeds!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 287kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 63g (21%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fat: 6g (9%)Saturated Fat: 4g (20%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 37mg (2%)Potassium: 798mg (23%)Fiber: 7g (28%)Sugar: 42g (47%)Vitamin A: 1065IU (21%)Vitamin C: 119mg (144%)Calcium: 345mg (35%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Keep in mind that the nutritional values provided are approximations and suggestions. This nutrition facts table cannot account for your individual needs. Your body — including your hunger and satiety cues — change daily. It’s perfectly fine to eat more or less on different days. Instead of letting food guilt take over, consider mindful eating.

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cuisine: Western
Course: Drinks, Snack
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