Indulge in a delightful blend of flavours while boosting your health with this Turmeric and Ginger Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie. This recipe not only tastes amazing but also offers exceptional anti-inflammatory benefits, making it a perfect addition to your candida diet routine.
Harness the incredible benefits of anti-inflammatory ingredients in this smoothie that is sugar free and contains no fruit whatsoever. Turmeric, ginger, and sweet potato all contribute to reducing inflammation, promoting gut health, and supporting your candida diet goals.
With just a little preparation in advance, this smoothie can be ready in a matter of minutes. Keep on reading to find out what you need to make it:
- Sweet potato – this is the main component of the smoothie and will provide the texture as well as the subtle sweetness. In fact, no additional sweeteners or sugar is required!
- Fresh ginger – adds flavour and a host of health benefits
- Turmeric powder – this superfood adds both vibrancy and warming flavour that pairs beautifully with sweet potato. It is also one of the top anti-inflammatory foods out there. Substitute for fresh turmeric if you have it to hand.
- Ground sweet cinnamon – for added depth and sweet flavour
- Ground flaxseed – adding ground flaxseed creates a thicker consistency
- Plant milk of choice – choose between almond, hemp, oat, coconut and organic soy, and be sure to avoid varieties with added sugars and emulsifiers if possible. If you would like a thicker smoothie consistency, you can even pre-freeze your plant milk in an ice cube tray.
See recipe card for quantities.
Prepare Your Sweet Potato
To start you will need 120g of frozen, pre-cooked, sweet potato flesh without the skin. This is about the equivalent of one medium sized sweet potato. Therefore, I recommend preparing a larger batch of several cooked sweet potatoes so that you can enjoy this sugar free smoothie whenever the mood strikes!
The sweet potato can be boiled, steamed, roasted, or microwaved. Boiling will reduce the sugar content of the sweet potato most dramatically, and roasting or microwaving will create a more intense sweet flavour.
If boiling or steaming, peel the potato beforehand. If microwaving or roasting a whole sweet potato, keep the skin on and then scoop out the cooked flesh so that it is soft and not chewy.
Once cooked, leave to cool and cut the sweet potato into small cubes (if not already) spreading it out onto a tray before freezing, so that it is easier and more convenient to separate when removing from the freezer. Transfer the frozen cooked sweet potato cubes to an airtight container.
Assemble the Smoothie
1. Add all of the ingredients to a small capacity blender – I use my 500ml/18 oz Nutribullet for this which is perfect for a single serving.
2. Blend well until the ingredients are smooth and there are no remaining lumps. If you have frozen your plant milk as well, you may need to do this step in short bursts while scraping down the blender container.
3. Pour into a bowl or glass
4. Add your favourite toppings such as gluten-free granola, coconut flakes, seeds, or berries for added texture and digestive benefits.
Hint: Enjoy with both a straw and a spoon!
Feel free to swap the plant milk for your preferred alternative.
If you have fresh turmeric root, substitute the ¼ teaspoon for a small slice, around ½ cm.
Elevate your experience by customizing the toppings or adding other nutrient-packed ingredients like chia seeds, nuts, or a drizzle of nut butter. You could also add a scoop of sugar-free protein powder for added satiety, thickness and protein.
If you're love the sugar free sweet potato smoothie bowl vibes, be sure to give this super thick Blueberry and Ginger smoothie bowl a try next!
In need of a granola recipe to top your anti-inflammatory smoothie bowl? Give this Cinnamon Pecan Granola a try!
A small-capacity blender is ideal for blending these nutritious components to perfection. The 500ml / 18oz Nutribullet container is the perfect size for a single serving of this smoothie.
For the freshest taste, enjoy your smoothie immediately after blending. If needed, refrigerate for up to a couple of days in an airtight container, however, it's best enjoyed fresh, plus, this way you will enjoy the thickness of the frozen ingredients.
✨ Top Tip
Blend washed and roughly chopped fresh ginger and lightly pack into an ice cube tray so that you have the freshest ginger on hand when you need it.
To create a thicker smoothie bowl consistency, freeze your chosen plant milk into cubes before blending. Use a high-power blender to achieve that thick, creamy, velvety texture.
Adding in superfood powders such as flaxseed, collagen powder or protein powder can further thicken up a smoothie bowl making it more scoopable.
More Candida Diet Drinks
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric and Ginger Smoothie – Fruit & Sugar Free
- 120 g sweet potato pre-cooked and frozen, without the skin
- ½ tablespoon fresh ginger
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground sweet cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 200 ml plant milk of choice e.g., almond, hemp, oat, organic soy
- In a 500ml/18 oz small capacity blender, combine the frozen sweet potato, fresh ginger, turmeric powder, ground sweet cinnamon, plant milk, and ground flaxseed.
- Blend the ingredients until smooth and there are no more lumps, ensuring a creamy consistency.
- Pour the smoothie into a glass or bowl, and if desired, top with gluten-free granola, coconut flakes, toasted seeds, or fresh berries for an added anti-inflammatory boost.
- Enjoy this flavorful Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric and Ginger Smoothie – a delicious and nutritious way to support your health and well-being!