Piña Colada Curcumin Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Piña Colada Curcumin Smoothie

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in the East as a powerful natural remedy for pain, and to enhance longevity. Curcumin is the active component in turmeric, and research shows curcumin is highly anti-inflammatory, [1] aids in bone healing, [2] maintains bone density, [3] and helps reduce injury-induced pain and swelling. [4] When combined with Bioperine and healthy fats like coconut, curcumin is made much more bioavailable and effective for reducing inflammation and improving physical health. [5]

Pineapple is high in vitamin C, which aids in the synthesis of collagen (vital for the health of bones, joints, skin, hair and nails). Pineapple is also high in bromelain, an enzyme that aids in the breakdown of proteins in order to help build muscle and support bone healing, and is reported to help reduce pain and swelling in acute injuries. [6]

Together, curcumin and pineapple are a superhero combination that can help reduce pain and discomfort whilst simultaneously improving bone and joint health. This is a great recipe to help speed up injury healing, or drink a couple of times a week to reduce inflammation naturally.  

 Piña Colada Curcumin Smoothie


(serves 2)


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth
  • Divide equally into glasses and enjoy


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  • [4] Aiyegbusi AI, Olabiyi OO, Duru FI, Noronha CC, Okanlawon AO. A comparative study of the effects of bromelain and fresh pineapple juice on the early phase of healing in acute crush achilles tendon injury. J Med Food. 2011 Apr;14(4):348-52. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2010.0078. Epub 2011 Jan 23. PMID: 21254908.
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Wow! This is simply an amazing smoothie. Unflavoured collagen was out of stock so I used vanilla and it was fabulous too! Perfect amount of everything. Thank you for bringing this into my life 💕


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