SMOOTHIE SATURDAY: CARROT GINGER TURMERIC

What with the weather changing, this is the time of the year people tend to get sick. Someone in your office got a cold too? Keep their germs away and your immune system strong with this week's smoothie recipe. 

Here's what you'll need: 

1 large ripe banana, previously peeled, sliced and frozen (more for a sweeter smoothie)
1 cup (140 g) frozen or fresh pineapple
1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger (1 small knob, peeled)
1/4 tsp ground turmeric (or sub cinnamon)
1/2 cup (120 ml) carrot juice
1 Tbsp lemon juice (~1/2 small lemon)
1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened almond milk

BLEND & ENJOY

To make the carrot juice:
2 cups (~275 g) carrots
1 1/2 cups (360 ml) filtered water
Blend in a high speed blender until completely pureed, add more water if needed. 

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Extra info on the ingredients. 

Ginger stomach soother, immune booster, infection fighter, anti-inflammatory badass (source)
Banana Digestion aid, potassium-packed, lowers blood pressure, healthy carbs, tastes like candy (source)
Pineapple Vitamin C-packed, anti-inflammatory, digestion aid, antioxidant-packed, energy boosting, nature’s candy (source)
Turmeric Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich, battles cystic fibrosis, free radical-fighting, lowers cholesterol (source)
Lemon Vitamin C-packed, antioxidant-rich, natural antibiotic, skin brightener, tastes like summer (source 1 + 2)
Carrot Antioxidant- and Vitamin A-rich, beta carotene-packed, vision booster, free radical fighter (source)