Smoothies are a great way to start your day. This recipe is packed full of nourishing ingredients and immune boosting goodness. Sounds crazy but this smoothie is absolutely delicious with hints of pineapple, banana and ginger. It is great for digestion and a daily boost for your immune system in the winter months. Plus it only takes 5 minutes to make.


Packed with healthy carbs and potassium. If you are sensitive to banana, you could sub it for extra ¾ cup of pineapple, mango or even apple.

Pineapple includes a natural enzyme called bromelain, which is wonderful for preventing inflammation and helping poor digestive issues. It also sweetens the recipe nicely.

Adding spinach helps you get your greens and you can’t taste it at all. Add 2-3 cups to this recipe and get an extra dose of fiber, vitamin and nutrients.

Ginger root
Fresh ginger makes all the difference in flavoring this dish; it also helps with digestive issues, reducing inflammation and even pain.

Fresh turmeric root
It’s earthy, incredibly flavoursome, and has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb. There are numerous benefits of turmeric, which range from increasing antioxidant absorption to even preventing cancer. Turmeric also happens to contain a compound called curcumin, which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects. To get a good dose of curcumin, you’ll need to add black pepper in with the turmeric, which enhances your body’s ability to absorb the compound.

Black pepper
You won’t need much, just a few fresh shakes to help the turmeric work it’s anti-inflammatory magic. And no, you can’t taste it thanks to everything else going on in this smoothie.

Manuka or raw honey
Make sure it’s raw or manuka honey to get additional benefits and higher antioxidant levels.

Coconut milk or almond milk
Either of these will work well in this recipe. If you use coconut milk the smoothie tastes a little like a pina colada.



1 banana
1 cup frozen pineapple
2-3 cups organic spinach
1 knob fresh ginger, peeled (about 2 inches of ginger)
1 knob turmeric root (about 2 inches fresh turmeric)
1/2 tablespoon manuka or raw honey
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or a just couple grinds)
1/2-3/4 cup almond milk or coconut milk



In a large high-powered blender, add in all ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined. If necessary, add in more almond milk to thin the smoothie. Makes 2 smoothies.