Spring has arrived and for me it’s all about spring cleaning – and I don’t just mean my house. Spring cleaning my insides is super important as well. I love getting that healthy glow shining out from the inside to look radiant for summer. Not only that, I love fueling my body for peak performance. Enabling it, enables me. It makes my endless pursuit of life that much more enjoyable.
Twice a year I do a 5 day smoothie cleanse, it gives my digestive system a chance to really clean itself out, and infuses vitamins straight into my blood stream. Although typically I like to enjoy a smoothie a day in my regular diet, which means I am always making different concoctions.
This Pineapple Tumeric Smoothie is one of my favorites, it’s filled with so much goodness, and it’s like drinking the fountain of Youth.
The enzyme found in Pineapple called Bromelain is known for reducing inflammation in the body.
The fiber, potassium and vitamin C content in Pineapple all support heart health, and it also aids in digestion. Digestion and gut health are of the utmost importance to everything from disease prevention to mental health. I am all about working to get a healthier gut and digestive system daily.
Tumeric is a super food, that packs a healthy anti-aging punch. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory, a very strong antioxidant, and an immune system supporter. However unless you have pepper or fat with it, it won’t absorb, and you won’t reap the incredible health benefits of it. So that being said, I made sure to add a dash of pepper to the mix. Pepper has health benefits of its own as well, from aiding in digestion, preventing the formation of intestinal gas, respiratory relief, skin health, and even weight loss.
Just to make sure it is sweet and juicy, I added a dash of liquid Stevia, before topping it up with iced Chaga tea.
Chaga is a king superfood. It is well known to inhibit tumor growth as it has Betulinic Acid, not only does it boost your immune system it actually activates our immune cells. Chaga mushrooms are chalked full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and is fantastic for your skin health. I am lucky to be from a place in the world where Chaga grows wild, but this time of year it’s a bit sparce, so I have some 100% pure chaga tea bags that did the job perfectly. But really any iced herbal tea will do, I just really love my Chaga tea.
This smoothie is not only a powerhouse, but it tastes darn delicious too!! The pepper is not even tasted, so no need to worry about that. It’s what pineapple dreams are made of. I have even gone so far as to even make some summer cocktails with this recipe. Health is wealth, and every healthy step will make an impact in the quality of life you enjoy.
Pineapple Tumeric Powerhouse Smoothie
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 3/4 cup of celery
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- Dash of liquid stevia
- 1 cup of iced chaga tea
- Optional – 1 tbls chia seeds
- Blend all ingredients until creamy, smooth and oh so delicious.
Here’s to a radiant summer glow from the inside out.
Categories: Health and Wellness