Recipe and photos courtesy of Goofy Foot Foods
First of all, how beautiful is this smoothie? The vibrant color is due to the combination of the two main ingredients, peaches and turmeric. Turmeric has become all the rage lately thanks in large part to its insane health benefits including its high antioxidant levels and anti-inflammatory powers! Read up on why you need to be drinking one of these babies every day!
Once you get over the beauty, you can dive into this smoothie’s amazing benefits. Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma plant and has long been used in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It’s powerful antioxidant effects help neutralize free radicals, which if left alone, can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. In addition, curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer.
Epidemiological studies have linked the frequent use of turmeric to lower rates of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer; laboratory experiments have shown curcumin can prevent tumors from forming; and research conducted at the University of Texas suggests that even when breast cancer is already present, curcumin can help slow the spread of breast cancer cells to the lungs. Basically, turmeric is an absolutely amazing ingredient to include in dishes whenever you can!
Aside from turmeric, chances are you already have all the ingredients you need for this smoothie in your kitchen. If you aren’t a fan of cashew milk, feel free to swap it out for almond milk, coconut milk, coconut water, or anything else you would like!
This is just one of many delicious recipes from our friends over at Goofy Foot Foods. Lucky for you, we teamed up to create an entire recipe book full of smoothies, salads, and other cancer-fighting dishes. To pick up a digital download of the cookbook for yourself click HERE!
- 1 cup cashew milk (Optional: almond or coconut milk)
- 1 serving Gaia Herbs Turmeric Boost Restore
- 2 fresh or frozen organic peaches, skin and pits removed
- 1 frozen banana
- Optional: Vegan Sunwarrior Natural Vegan Protein Powder
- Add all ingredients to your high-speed blender (Vitamix) and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Top with your favorite nuts, seeds or other superfoods.