Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie

This Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie recipe is made of deliciously sweet ingredients that also happen to have healthy anti-inflammatory benefits. | gimmesomeoven.com

This post is sponsored by McCormick.

You would think that after 7 years of food blogging, I’d have this naming-my-recipes-thing down.  But once again, you loyal Facebook friends out there reminded me that asking for input is always a good thing.  ;)

I was an inch away from calling this an Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Smoothie, since some of the ingredients are linked to anti-inflammatory benefits, and I thought sounded awesome.  And then I thought about just calling it a Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie, since those are the two ingredients that seem to stand out the most to me in this one.  But then I couldn’t decide, so I popped onto Facebook and asked people to vote on those two options, and then randomly threw in a third (because who doesn’t love a good three-option multiple-choice?!).  And lo and behold, guess which option everyone voted for by a landslide?

Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie it is!

Haha, totally works for me, because this is definitely a recipe you can feel good about.  It’s a riff on my favorite pineapple ginger smoothie recipe that I make regularly.  Although this version is kicked up a notch with the addition of some turmeric, which happen to be topping the food trends charts this year.  And it also just so happens to pair well with all of the sweet flavors in this recipe.

So let’s make a smoothie you we can feel good about!  ;)

This Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie recipe is made of deliciously sweet ingredients that also happen to have healthy anti-inflammatory benefits. | gimmesomeoven.com

As I mentioned, the rockstar ingredient in this one is indeed a hefty teaspoon of ground turmeric.  I spoke about its potential health benefits awhile back in my post on golden (turmeric) milk, which I also highly recommend checking out.  But if you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s a popular spice that’s most commonly used in curries, and has a nice warm, earthy, peppery, and slightly bitter flavor.  I love how it pairs with the pineapple, orange, ginger, coconut water and chia seeds in this recipe, each of which also happen to be known for their strong anti-inflammatory benefits.

This Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie recipe is made of deliciously sweet ingredients that also happen to have healthy anti-inflammatory benefits. | gimmesomeoven.com

So to make the smoothie, simply add all of your ingredients together in a blender.  (And if you’re new to eating turmeric, I might recommend starting with a 1/2 teaspoon of the ground turmeric, and then adding more as you like to taste.)

This Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie recipe is made of deliciously sweet ingredients that also happen to have healthy anti-inflammatory benefits. | gimmesomeoven.com

Puree it until smooth.  (And oh, I should also mention that I recommend being very careful not to spill any of this smoothie on your countertops or anything that might stain.  Turmeric will definitely leave a mark!)
This Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie recipe is made of deliciously sweet ingredients that also happen to have healthy anti-inflammatory benefits. | gimmesomeoven.com

Then serve it up and enjoy!

This Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie recipe is made of deliciously sweet ingredients that also happen to have healthy anti-inflammatory benefits. | gimmesomeoven.com

I sprinkled mine with a few extra chia seeds, and also garnished with some extra pineapple I had on hand to make this feel like a nice, beachy treat.  ;)  But however you serve it, I think you’re going to love it!  It’s naturally a very sweet smoothie, thanks to all of that pineapple and orange.  And the coconut water in there is also what I like to call “nature’s sports drink”, being chock-full of electrolytes.  And the ginger and turmeric combine to give it a nice somewhat-savory kick that I really enjoyed.

This Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie recipe is made of deliciously sweet ingredients that also happen to have healthy anti-inflammatory benefits. | gimmesomeoven.com

So if you’re looking for another way to add some turmeric to your diet, I highly recommend giving this one a try.  I “feel good” that you’re going to like this one.  ;)

Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie

This Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie recipe is made of a delicious mix of ingredients that also have anti-inflammatory benefits.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, plus extra for garnishing
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Ground Turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.  Pulse until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately, garnished with extra chia seeds if desired.

*I made a double batch of this smoothie recipe for the photos in this post.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

This post is sponsored by McCormick.  I use their spices regularly in my kitchen, and am happy to be partnering with them for this post.  Thanks for supporting the brands I love who help make this site possible!

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  1. Kiersten — August 19, 2016 @ 10:42 am (#)

    I think should have named it anti-inflammatory! This sounds awesome! Thank goodness I have all the ingredients in my fridge because I’m making it for dessert tonight!

    Kiersten

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 19th, 2016 @ 12:13 pm

      Yay! We hope you enjoy it, Kiersten!

  2. Susan — August 19, 2016 @ 1:05 pm (#)

    You are absolutely right about needing tout the pepper in the smoothie.  I take turmeric capsules and something called trikatu which is a pepper blend, for pain, and everything I read about taking turmeric mentioned combining it with pepper.  Even though this smoothie is very healthy, I doubt I’ll be making it, mostly because pineapple is probably my least favorite fruit.

  3. Mary — August 19, 2016 @ 3:15 pm (#)

    I want to try it. Sounds delicious. Is there any nutrition/calorie/carb info available?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 20th, 2016 @ 2:06 pm

      Hi Mary! Unfortunately we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  4. Christene — August 25, 2016 @ 7:36 pm (#)

    I made this tonight and loved it! I made a large batch in hopes that it will still be good in the morning. (I put the chia seeds in the half I drank tonight and plan to throw some more in the other half in the morning and reblend with a little more pineapple.) I did back down on the turmeric and pepper but will increase them both next time!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 26th, 2016 @ 9:04 am

      Awesome Christene — we’re so glad to hear that! :D

  5. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — August 28, 2016 @ 10:51 am (#)

    So creamy and delicious! I wouldn’t have thought to add turmeric, what a great idea!

  6. Vegan Recipes — September 2, 2016 @ 2:48 pm (#)

    Love it! I love the combination of ingredients, looks so delicious and healthy! :) Pineapple is my favorite fruit!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 4th, 2016 @ 6:51 am

      Awesome! We hope you can give this a try soon! :)

  7. courtney — September 6, 2016 @ 1:18 pm (#)

    I have always been looking for a way to try tumeric in a smoothie and was nervous about it bc it can be so strong! This was delish! i still cut the turmeric in 1/2 but thanks for the great idea! yum!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 7th, 2016 @ 8:04 am

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Courtney! :)

  8. Anne — November 21, 2016 @ 10:38 am (#)

    This is delicious!! I made it today, and I love how the rather odd ingredients (turmeric, pepper, ginger + pineapple) taste wonderful together. I’d make it again even if it wasn’t so healthy.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 23rd, 2016 @ 10:25 pm

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Anne! :)

  9. Debb Clarence — February 17, 2017 @ 8:25 am (#)

    That will be perfect drink after my morning train :D

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 17th, 2017 @ 10:17 am

      Awesome, we hope you enjoy it!

  10. Sabrina — February 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm (#)

    this looks wonderful! Didn’t realize how many anti-inflamatory and other health benefits from tumeric, thanks for the link to the original post, very helpful and this looks delicious too, thank you!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 20th, 2017 @ 11:01 am

      Thank you, Sabrina — we hope you can give this a try sometime soon! :)