Tropical Turmeric Smoothie (Temple Turmeric Review)

by Fresh Planet Flavor
This Tropical Turmeric Smoothie is loaded with nutrients and healthy fats for a delicious, filling, healthy breakfast! | Fresh Planet Flavor

This Tropical Turmeric Smoothie is loaded with nutrients and healthy fats for a delicious, filling, healthy breakfast! | Fresh Planet Flavor

Unless you have been living in a cave, you’ve heard of the health benefits of turmeric. Turmeric (a flavorful, medicinal root that gives Indian curries their warm yellow color) has been associated with anti-inflammation and cancer-fighting effects, and luckily I think it’s delicious in all kind of foods. I even have a turmeric scone recipe that is one of my favorites!

So it’s no surprise that I fell in love with Temple Turmeric and their powerful, turmeric-packed beverages. I have been drinking Temple Turmeric’s elixirs for years and usually enjoy them on the rocks as a deliciously different way to get a beneficial dose of turmeric. Temple Turmeric began in 2008 when founder Daniel Sullivan visited Hawaii and discovered the life-changing and healing power of raw, organic turmeric.

Temple Turmeric founder Daniel Sullivan | Fresh Planet Flavor

He began hand-crafting elixirs from the whole root organic turmeric he had come to love and selling them on bicycles throughout the busy streets of New York City. From this humble beginnings the company has grown nationwide and now Temple Turmeric’s organic drinkable turmeric can be found near you.

This Tropical Turmeric Smoothie is loaded with nutrients and healthy fats for a delicious, filling, healthy breakfast! | GrokGrub.comToday I’m sharing something a little different, a fantastic new breakfast (or any time!) “hack” that cuts prep time by using Temple Turmeric as the base for a simple, creamy turmeric smoothie packed with flavor and nutrients. I love developing little shortcuts in the kitchen that make great food easier and more fun to make yourself… and while I’ve used grated fresh turmeric or a teaspoon of turmeric powder to make turmeric smoothies in the past, the tasty suite of ingredients in the Temple Turmeric Pineapple Elixir makes it ideal to kick-start your turmeric smoothie each morning when you’re probably particularly strapped for time. Ingredients in the Temple Turmeric Pineapple Elixir: Ultra-Purified Water, Organic Pineapple, Organic Agave, Organic Hawaiian Oana Turmeric™, Organic Ginger, Organic Lemon Juice, Celtic Sea Salt, Organic Spearmint, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cardamom. Quite a few exciting ingredients in the elixirs besides turmeric! 

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie
 
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Fresh Planet Flavor
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
This Tropical Turmeric Smoothie is loaded with nutrients and healthy fats for a delicious, filling, healthy breakfast.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Temple Turmeric Pineapple Elixir
  • 3 coconut milk ice cubes*
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 2 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 banana
Instructions
  1. Purée the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve chilled, topped with freeze-dried raspberries and cacao nibs, if desired.
 
Notes
*To make the coconut milk ice cubes, freeze coconut milk in ice cubes trays.

Sponsored by Temple Turmeric. All opinions are my own! 

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68 comments

Meagan Sullivan July 6, 2015 - 5:29 am

Oh wow! What an interesting combo! 😀

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Tirralan July 6, 2015 - 5:30 am

I actually did not realize all the great benefits of turmeric, but I’m very interested now. Love the recipe and entered the giveaway!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 6, 2015 - 5:37 am

Yep, turmeric is quite the nutritional powerhouse!

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Crysta @ Well Worn Suitcase July 6, 2015 - 5:38 am

Mmmm! I love turmeric for cooking, but have never tried it in a smoothie! Yum!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 6, 2015 - 5:47 am

Oh, for sure try Temple Turmeric in a smoothie!

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Sara July 6, 2015 - 6:25 am

This looks so unique, I LOVE the presentation in a coconut like that.

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 6, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Makes it more fun for sure!

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Trisha @ The Ham & Cheese Of It July 6, 2015 - 6:50 am

That looks so BEAUTIFUL. thank you for sharing it with us today!

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Leanne July 6, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Ohhhh, I need to try this for sure!!

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Vanessa July 6, 2015 - 3:02 pm

This sounds awesome! I also love how you served it in a coconut!

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Rebecka July 6, 2015 - 3:35 pm

I have never heard of this brand before now. I’ll have to check and see if anyone sells it near me.

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 6, 2015 - 7:23 pm

Just go to the link and type in your zip code. I bet they do!

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Charlene Asay July 6, 2015 - 6:12 pm

Mmmm this looks delish!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 6, 2015 - 7:23 pm

Smoothies are such a tasty way to get an extra dose of turmeric. 🙂

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Mandi July 6, 2015 - 8:50 pm

GORGEOUS photos. And I LOVE Turmeric. Its in my smoothie EVERY morning. Thanks for sharing <3 And I'm now a subscriber to your blog because I fell in love while I was here <3 So thanks!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 6, 2015 - 10:04 pm

Yay, welcome!

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Casey July 6, 2015 - 10:37 pm

I love adding it to smoothies or homemade vegan cheese sauce! 😀

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 7, 2015 - 12:12 am

Homemade vegan cheese sauce?! Om nom nom…

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Candace July 6, 2015 - 11:12 pm

I haven’t tried turmeric yet – I have no idea what to do with it or what it tastes like.

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 7, 2015 - 12:19 am

Making this smoothie is a good intro to turmeric. 😉 The taste is strong, a bit bitter, pretty much indescribable!

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Steph July 7, 2015 - 2:02 am

I use it in my rice.

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 7, 2015 - 5:19 am

I bet it sure gives it a pretty color. 🙂

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Jean July 7, 2015 - 3:12 pm

I bet drinking it out of a coconut makes it that much tastier. Looks beautiful!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 7, 2015 - 4:29 pm

It’s so beachy!

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Rust July 7, 2015 - 8:15 pm

We’ve used tumeric in our smoothies on occasion. I’d love to give these a try!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 8, 2015 - 2:07 am

Really adds something more than just the flavor of turmeric when you have all these other goodies added in. <3

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Judy Thomas July 7, 2015 - 8:21 pm

Chicken Turmeric with rice 🙂 Is it International?

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Jessica July 7, 2015 - 8:26 pm

Looks yummy!

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Jessica July 7, 2015 - 8:27 pm

I sprinkle tumeric on random foods here and there.. like scrambled eggs!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 8, 2015 - 2:06 am

Thanks for the reminder! I love turmeric on eggs…

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Beth G. July 7, 2015 - 8:52 pm

I take turmeric capsules.

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Michelle July 7, 2015 - 9:58 pm

I cannot wait to try this, I love me some turmeric. I’m pretty sure I need to drink it out of a coconut now though! Love it!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 8, 2015 - 2:13 am

It’s the only way to go. 😉

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Ashleigh July 7, 2015 - 10:00 pm

I will be trying this for sure…looks great!! Yum! Thanks for sharing!!

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Renee C. July 8, 2015 - 2:08 am

I like to use a pinch of turmeric in scrambled eggs.

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joanna July 8, 2015 - 2:24 am

i put turmeric into my broth every morning and use it in spice rubs for meat.

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 8, 2015 - 6:07 am

Yep, turmeric makes broth so yummy!

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Margot C July 8, 2015 - 2:26 am

I buy organic turmeric and I make curries with it, sometimes twice a week.

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Melanie Zimmerman July 8, 2015 - 1:01 pm

My favorite way is a turmeric vanilla spice superfood latte!!! Coconut milk, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, coconut oil all frothed together!!! I can’t wait to try this smoothie and super excited about Temple Turmeric!! 🙂

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 8, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Woweeeeee that superfood smoothie sounds amazing!

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Lisa P July 8, 2015 - 2:16 pm

I add turmeric to my sauerkraut when I make it and it adds a delicious flavor!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 8, 2015 - 9:04 pm

Okay, I have never thought to do that!

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Karen Wood July 8, 2015 - 7:46 pm

So far I’ve only used turmeric in curry spice. I really want some fresh to use in smoothies but I don’t know where to get it.

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Grok Grub July 8, 2015 - 9:04 pm

Do you live near a Whole Foods? That’s where I get my fresh turmeric (that’s also one of the places that Temple Turmeric is sold)!

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montanna kawzinski July 9, 2015 - 5:17 pm

I like to use it in many of our meals because it has amazing anti inflammatory properties! I also take it as a supplement because I have arthritis at a fairly young age. It is an amazing spice!

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Joanie @ ZagLeft July 9, 2015 - 7:04 pm

I always try to incorporate Turmeric into many of my meals. I’ll have to look for this tropical smoothie – it looks so refreshing. Thanks for sharing!

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Grok Grub July 10, 2015 - 1:36 am

You can hardly taste it in a smoothie!

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DJ July 10, 2015 - 8:32 pm

I love adding turmeric to chickpea curry.

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allyson tice July 11, 2015 - 6:30 am

I add it to my protein shakes!

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Karen D July 11, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Mostly, I use it for curries and in scrambled tofu

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liz l July 11, 2015 - 4:41 pm

Ive never used it before..perhaps in breakfast smoothies?

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Grok Grub July 11, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Haha, that would be my recommendation…

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Madeline July 11, 2015 - 11:37 pm

I usually just sprinkle it on rice and beans.

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Fiona N July 12, 2015 - 12:30 pm

I usually use turmeric to cook homemade long-rice noodles with vegetables!

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Darlene Owen July 12, 2015 - 5:54 pm

i would use this in smoothie, I drink a smoothies almost every morning.

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 13, 2015 - 3:35 am

They’re so refreshing and versatile…

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wen budro July 12, 2015 - 6:26 pm

I add it to slow cooker meals and potato dishes.

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Laura July 12, 2015 - 9:08 pm

Curry!

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amy tolley July 12, 2015 - 10:08 pm

this smoothie looks amazing ..i have never heard of this product before today i would love to incorporate this into my dishes but most definitely would love to try this in a smoothie….

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 13, 2015 - 3:34 am

It’s so easy and delish!

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Crystal Rose July 12, 2015 - 11:41 pm

I have it in my spice cabinet but almost never use it. I would love some new ideas to incorporate it in.

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Tandi Cortez-Rios July 13, 2015 - 1:58 am

I like adding turmeric to rice.

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Sylvia Wulf July 13, 2015 - 3:29 am

I’ve been a fan of turmeric and coconut for some time – this sounds like both an intense nutritional boost but a delicious one at that!

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Fresh Planet Flavor July 13, 2015 - 9:17 pm

They really go well together!

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