We love Vi-Shape® Shake recipes that do double duty. This pineapple-orange-banana shake infused with centuries old, healing turmeric includes all the nutritious benefits of Vi-Shape plus a peppery kick with major antioxidant properties your body and taste buds will love.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is part of the ginger family and has a warm, peppery, bitter taste. Hailing from Asia, India and China, it is used in food preparation for flavoring purposes and as a colorant. It can be found in powder or root form. The spice is a primary component in curry powders and mustards. One of the most important, active compounds that gives turmeric its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties is curcumin. Consuming curcumin with black pepper aids in absorption. You’ll notice we’ve included black pepper in the ingredients list below.
Vitamin C Boost
Pineapples and oranges are practically bursting with immune boosting vitamin C—another antioxidant that, like turmeric’s curcumin, helps ward off free radicals and aids in preventing cellular damage.
It’s time to get your shake on.
- 2 scoops Vi-Shape Shake Mix
- 1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple (chopped)
- ½ medium orange (peeled & sectioned)
- 1 medium banana
- ½ cup nonfat coconut yogurt
- 4 oz. water or orange juice (no pulp)
- 1 tsp. ground turmeric
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
In a blender, combine all ingredients until well blended and smooth. Garnish with toasted, unsweetened coconut flakes as desired.