Continuing with our month of health and wellness here at One Table lets talk about some easy ways to incorporate more greens, ginger, and turmeric in our diets. Have y’all seen these beautiful Satsuma oranges at Whole Foods? We’re obsessed. Easy to peel, they’re perfect for snacks and pack loads of vitamin C right when we need it the most.
Also I picked up these beautiful knobby turmeric roots and ginger at The Veggie Bin downtown. Grown right here on Johns Island at Spade & Clover farm. We love shopping at the Veggie Bin because they have the most abundant selection of locally grown produce and meats in town.
A word about the consistency of this recipe - my kids don’t like smoothies thick…at all. So if you like a more normal smoothie thickness then I would add more ice and maybe throw in another half a banana. Or better yet more spinach! Try some different things and play around with it a bit. All of these measurements are approximate - I don’t typically measure when I’m making a smoothie.
half a frozen banana
two inch piece of turmeric root
1/2 inch piece of ginger root (my kids complain it’s “too spicy” if I dare add more than this amount of ginger, but feel free to throw in more if you like.)
big ole handful of organic spinach
1/2 cup of almond milk (or whole milk)
1/4 cup whole milk yogurt
about a cup or so of ice - depending on the consistency you like
one to two satsuma oranges
** totally optional but I love to throw in some fresh basil leaves too
Throw everything in your blender and mix until combined. Pour into large colorful glasses and drink up!