The Yellow Smoothie

 

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This yellow smoothie is seasonal, smooth and soothing. Both Turmeric and Ginger are anti-inflammatory and known for their healing and digestive properties. Coconut milk is full of healthy fats, which can improve gut health. I included a yellow zucchini to balance the sweetness and to increase the variety of fresh produce in there! 

Mango, of-course, is India’s most loved fruit packed with fibre, vitamin C and deliciousness. Happy Mango Season!

Ingredients

  • 1 mango (any variety, except raw mango! If it is a tiny mango you could use two)
  • ½ yellow zucchini
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder or thumb-sized piece of fresh turmeric root
  • 150ml coconut milk
  • Squeeze of fresh lime
  • Crack of black pepper
 
 
 
 

You will need:

A blender

Method

  • Remove all the flesh of the mango and put into a blender. Wash the zucchini well, cut into 4 pieces and add to the blender. Peel the ginger, cut into small pieces and add. Repeat for fresh turmeric root but it is just as good to add a teaspoon of turmeric powder if this is easier to get hold of.
  • Pour in the coconut milk (try to find a fresh brand which uses no additives. If you are using canned coconut milk you may need to add a little water, as canned tends to be thicker). A pinch of pepper powder or a crack of black pepper (pepper helps with uptake of the active ingredients in the turmeric) and a sqeeze of fresh lime.
  • Turn on the blender and let it blend for a minute or so to ensure everything is combined really well.
  • Pour into a glass with ice, if you want, or enjoy it as a smoothie bowl. Pour into a bowl and decorate the top with pumpkin seeds, pomegranate jewels and any other toppings you feel like, and eat with a spoon.
 
 
Mango Smoothie Bowl infused with turmeric and ginger
 

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