Turmeric Banana and Kale Smoothie

Colder weather usually means warmer, comforting foods, not chilly smoothies. But you won't notice the cold when enjoying this 5-ingredient smoothie featuring warming turmeric. If you're unfamiliar with turmeric then this is a perfect way to start your new relationship. Turmeric is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, contains a powerful antioxidant, curcumin, and may have play a role in the fight against cancer. Better yet, it tastes great and is incredibly versatile. 


1 banana, frozen or fresh
1 tsp turmeric
1 cup plain soy milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 - 1 cup kale

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 
Note: This smoothie doesn't contain ice, so if you're looking for something that's icy cold then use a frozen banana.

Looking for more ways to use turmeric? Check out this recipe round-up from The Kitchn.