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This Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Is a Nutrition Powerhouse

This quick breakfast tastes way better than a multivitamin.

If you’re a self-identified smoothie fanatic but are tired of slurping on the same strawberry-banana, this pineapple and turmeric smoothie from wellness chef Charles Chen will breathe new life into your blender.

Chen is a chef, entrepreneur, and vivacious host of the online cooking show Kitchen Hustle, where “hustlers learn how to fuel their passions.” Throughout his childhood, Chen struggled with his health. As a teenager, he was prediabetic and a self-proclaimed couch potato who had no energy or motivation to make healthier choices. After hitting what he calls his “rock bottom moment,” he reclaimed his health, lost more than 100 pounds, and now helps others fuel their “bodies, mind, and spirit starting in the kitchen.”

Flavor-wise, this tropical smoothie is a burst of coconut, pineapple, banana, and lemon. Nutrition-wise, it’s a tasty source of fiber (thanks, chia seeds!), vitamin C (lookin’ at you, pineapple!), and potassium (all hail that banana). Plus, turmeric has long been used as a natural supplement in many cultures, although its medical benefits are still being studied.

In addition to the addition of turmeric, this smoothie also contains an ingredient known as collagen powder. It is an animal-derived protein powder (not suitable for vegetarians or vegans) that you can add to just about anything. If it’s too tough for you to track down in your own store, you could always swap with another protein powder (or omit it altogether).

For more smoothie love, check out this post-cardio smoothie bowl with cantaloupe and this high-protein smoothie bowl with pumpkin and almond butter.

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup pineapple
  • 2 tbsp Neocell Super Collagen Powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 lemon juice

Instructions

Blend and enjoy!
Charles Chen

This video features Charles Chen. Charles Chen is a chef, host, and wellness expert based in Los Angeles and New York City.

Duration: 2:15. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, . Review date: Sept. 12, 2017

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 2
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
223
11% Complete
11%
Fat
6g
9% Complete
9%
Cholesterol
0mg
0% Complete
0%
Sodium
242mg
10% Complete
10%
Carbohydrates
41g
41% Complete
41%
Fiber
8g
32% Complete
32%
Sugar
28g
56% Complete
56%
Protein
4g
7% Complete
7%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Lower Cholesterol
Lower Cholesterol
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Sodium
Lower Sodium
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