My Tropical Turmeric Smoothie was created because I had to use up pineapple juice!

Who else opens a carton of pineapple juice and then tries to find different ways to use it up before it goes bad?

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The most obvious thing to do with a carton of pineapple juice is to just finish drinking it before it spoils! But I’m all about watching my calories and one cup of pineapple juice equals 150 calories.

I don’t want to be a victim of drinking my calories because that contributes to weight gain, but I like drinking juice from time to time. That pineapple juice was probably on sale for a buck at the grocery store and ended in my cart. A couple of weeks ago I noticed it expires in July 2021, so I figured I better get into it.

I hate wasting food! There’s nothing sadder than pouring money (aka expired juice) down the drain because I didn’t get around to drinking it.

Why did I put turmeric into the smoothie?

Health benefits!

This smoothie is a great addition to rotate into meals and snacks if you’re looking for foods to help control inflammation.


Turmeric is a yellow spice that is used in dishes like curry.

I bought my turmeric on Amazon, the 365 brand.

A good place to find turmeric will be at an ethnic grocery store that carries East Indian foods. The turmeric will probably be cheaper than buying at Walmart or other chain grocery stores.

A word of caution about the turmeric. Don’t spill it because whatever it touches will be stained yellow! Years ago I remember a former coworker spilled their bowl of curry in the lunchroom and a little patch of the carpet became forever yellow.


Put the following ingredients into a blender:

  • one banana
  • two cups frozen mango
  • one teaspoon grated ginger (I used fresh)
  • one teaspoon turmeric powder
  • one cup pineapple juice

Blend on high until ingredients are fully pureed – about one minute.

This will be a thick smoothie. Drink it or eat it with a spoon.


Published by Cheryl @ The Lifestyle Digs on May 14, 2021.


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