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Golden Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Golden Breakfast Smoothie

Credit: Danielle Minnebo

Turmeric is the spice responsible for giving this smoothie its beautiful golden colour. Turmeric contains a powerful phytochemical called curcumin, which has strong anti-inflammatory effects. However, curcumin is best absorbed by the body when consumed with some fat, hence the added coconut oil in this smoothie.

Serves: 1



  • 1 small banana
  • 1 mango, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 30g brown rice powder or whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice 1 lime
  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blitz until smooth and golden.
  2. You can either enjoy this straight away or pop into recycled bottle to enjoy later.


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.