Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Drinks, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Smoothie, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Tastily Vibrant Tropical Smoothie

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Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Bowl seemed like the perfect combo due to its tropical flare to pretend it’s spring up in the Northeast. Pineapple, mango, banana . . . feeling like you’re on a beach yet? Also, do you guys like my sad attempt at “plating?” 😂 That aside, this smoothie was delish. I saw the idea for adding ground turmeric to smoothies from Gimme Some Oven and thought I needed it to fight the Monday blues from studying pharmacology. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. I turned the smoothie into a bowl because I found DRAGON FRUIT!! It was my first time working with dragon fruit, and I must say, the interior fruit is so mild and melon-like in comparison to its vibrant, funky exterior.

Ingredients (serves 1).

For the Smoothie:

  • Equal parts milk and water
    • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
    • 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 c frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 c frozen mango
  • 5-6 frozen banana slices
  • 1/4 t ground turmeric
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (like Aloha’s plant-based version)

For the Bowl:

  • Extra fruit/berries — fresh or frozen
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Chia seeds
  • DRAGON FRUIT

Please note: this post is not endorsed by Aloha, but I have received their products in the past. I only post recipes using things I love, and I just happen to love their protein powder.

Directions.

  1. Combine all ingredients for the smoothie in a blender. I also think it helps to add the liquid at the bottom. Blend well. Add more water if needed for a thinner consistency.
  2. Pour smoothie into a bowl.
  3. Top with desired toppings!
  4. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Inspired by Gimme Some Oven‘s “Feel Good Pineapple Smoothie.”

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