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Smoothie du Jour January 24, 2012

Yesterday I enjoyed some great conversation with a friend while walking in one of our beautiful parks on the St. Johns River. Tumeric came up as we discussed alternative nutritional therapies for various conditions. We talked about some ways to get it in to our diet without coming up with anything brilliant (the tumeric bars and curry were just not cutting it for this friend). So tumeric is on my mind. I must find a way to get this in daily that’s easy and doable!

This morning, as I was setting up my breakfast “lab”, tumeric popped up in my brain. Alas! A smoothie! What a great place to through in some tumeric. After tasting a little tumeric and realizing it has a pretty earthy flavor, I decided to replace my sprouts (see last week’s post) for tumeric in fear that it might taste like I was drinking the forrest floor. I only added a little clump of the yellow powder and it seems to have hidden itself quite nicely among my other smoothie ingredients. Success!!! (insert mad scientist laugh here)

So here is the Smoothe du Juor recipe. Enjoy!

1/2 cup Kefir milk

1/2 cup carrot juice

1/2 banana

1/2 cup frozen berries

1/4 cup frozen cranberries

1/4″ piece of fresh ginger

1/4 tsp tumeric

handful of spinach


2 Responses to “Smoothie du Jour”

  1. Amanda Says:


    I use turmeric in tofu scrambles. You could also add it to scrambled eggs without noticing the taste too much.


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