This smoothie is powerful! Energizing and hydrating not to mention delicious. This will freshen your breath and clean out your GI tract, great for anyone who is constipated.
It’s really nicely balanced and the perfect morning energy boost for the body & mind.
You will notice a couple optional ingredients in this recipe: turmeric powder + peppercorns.
Black pepper and turmeric work synergistically to enhance each others health benefits. I like to add this powerful combo to my morning or post-workout smoothies to help with inflammation, lactic acid buildup, and to help recover faster. On its own turmeric is earthy, fragrant and somewhat pungent, it can have a little bit of a bitter taste. I totally get it if that doesn’t sound appealing – but combine a teaspoon of turmeric powder with ingredients like pineapple, banana, and herbs, and you’re in for a powerful healing treat!
Your smoothies will be creamier and more filling if you add some frozen fruit. We always have a giant bag of peeled, frozen bananas in our freezer; they make it easy to whip up perfectly cool, thick smoothies at a moment’s notice, and they’re essential to achieve the creaminess you would expect from a “milkshake” like smoothie.
But don’t take our word for it. Get blending, and see for yourself!
Morning Cleanse Smoothie
- 1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or frozen)
- 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
- 2 Medjool dates pitted
- 6 leaves of Romain lettuce washed
- 1 cup water (filtered or spring)
- handful of cilantro
- handful of Parsley
- 1/2 lime or lemon juiced
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder + 1-2 peppercorns optional
- Wash and prep all ingredients.
- Place everything in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.