TURMERIC SUNSHINE SMOOTHIE
6 months+, Toddler, Kid, Adult
(or once you've introduced yoghurt to your baby)
As discussed in a previous post here, mangoes are brimming with carotenids like alpha and beta-carotene, which are precursors to Vitamin A production in the body and potent anti-cancer agents due to their antioxidant, free radical scavenging activities. Vitamin A is especially important for eye development in children - being fat soluble like turmeric, it is well absorbed in this greek yoghurt smoothie. Mangoes also offer a boatload of Vitamin C and some B vitamins, particularly folate - if you're pregnant and looking for sources of folic acid, you can devour this with your kids. Together with calcium, protein and probiotics from yoghurt, the range of health benefits from turmeric, the pro-digestive and anti-viral power of ginger, this superfood, power smoothie is a treat you can most certainly feel good about.
2 8oz servings
1 cup plain Greek yoghurt
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen mango
1 banana chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh or frozen peach (about one medium peach)
1/2 - 1 inch turmeric root grated (with gloves on!)
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 - 1/2 inch piece ginger grated (optional)
Mix all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy as a healthy and yummy breakfast or snack. Feel free to make extras and freeze for divine popsicles!