Move over, acai bowls — turmeric bowls are taking over. And for good reason. Researchers have found promising results when studying turmeric for brain health, joint health and even a balanced mood. These nutrient-dense smoothie bowls are loaded with powerful antioxidants, making them a perfect breakfast for the upcoming summer months.
And while it would be nearly impossible to consume the high amounts of turmeric used in clinical research, every little bit helps — especially when it comes to warding off free-radical damage. If you try one of the below recipes, be sure to let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram page. We can’t wait to hear which is your favorite!
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1. Turmeric Mango Smoothie Bowls with Granola
This delicious recipe uses ingredients like banana, yogurt, frozen mango and ground flaxseed meal to create a balanced and filling smoothie bowl that’s packed with protein and antioxidants. When I made it I used a vanilla almond milk and it was just what the doctor ordered.
2. Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Bowl
While this turmeric smoothie bowl recipe may seem similar to the first one, the coconut and pineapple take the tropical flavors to the next level. (One confession: I used sweetened coconut shavings. And I can’t say I’m sorry about it.) My only gripe with this recipe is that it doesn’t contain a hearty enough fat source to maximize absorption of the curcuminoids found in turmeric, which is the health-promoting, inflammation-busting constituent we’re all after. The healthy portions of fruit still made it pretty filling, though.
3. Turmeric Chai Smoothie Bowl
This recipe from My Life Cookbook was by far my favorite. Despite being a frozen “meal” its ingredients are warming, making it the perfect turmeric smoothie bowl a rainy chilly day. The best part, it not only uses half an avocado — a perfect fat source for promoting curcumin absorption — it also includes a 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, which has been shown to boost the absorption of curcuminoids by 2,000 percent!