I was on an orange kick the other day, (isn't orange the new black?) and decided to use only orange ingredients for a new smoothie to feature on ABC-TV.
I found fresh turmeric at the market, and decided to give it a whirl in this sweet and spicy smoothie. It was delicious, and I love this new way to use my favorite anti-inflammatory spice.
Turmeric fights inflammation in a big way, and it's being studied for it's effect on various cancers.
Fight your inflammation today, with this gorgeous orange smoothie.
- 1/3 of a fresh persimmon
- 1 slice fresh papaya
- 1 small carrot, lightly peeled
- 1/2 cup cooked pumpkin
- 1/2 peeled orange
- 1/2 inch fresh turmeric, or 1 half teaspoon dried turmeric
- pumpkin pie spice to taste (I like several big shakes)
Blend in a high speed blender and enjoy!
Holli Thompson is the author of Discover Your Nutritional Style; Your Seasonal Plan to a Healthy, Happy, and Delicious Life, available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Thompson is a former VP for Chanel, turned creator of Nutritional Style®, a health and nutrition blog and consulting company. Her innovative method of identifying the three types of nutritional styles; Healthy Omnivore™, Flexible Vegetarian™, and Modern Vegan™, was established to allow women (and men) to finally experience an attainable, satisfying and always health-filled lifestyle. An inspirational speaker, and TV guest for several major networks, Holli shares weekly on her own blog, hollithompson.com. She also contributes to MindBodyGreen.com.