So it's currently 70 degrees and sunny out. In the middle of January. I guess I need to get used to this wonky Houston weather again. Since it's been much warmer the last couple of days, my body has been craving smoothies again. Even though I love smoothies, I have a hard time enjoying them in the dead of winter. Perhaps it's instinctual. My body senses cold weather and immediately craves warm, comforting foods. And the second it warms up, I want smoothies and fresh, raw foods.
Since it has become my latest favorite, I thought I would share this super simple smoothie with you. I actually borrowed the idea from a smoothie I frequently order when I'm at Whole Foods. I've tweaked it a bit to my liking, adding some hemp hearts for a dose of protein a medjool date instead of agave for a touch of sweetness. The flavor is sort of like a chocolate covered strawberry and it has a super creamy consistency thanks to the avocado.
Turmeric has become one of my favorite spices lately. It's warm, glowing color instantly lightens my mood. I mean, look at that color! Turmeric is actually one of the spices in curry powder and what gives it that quintessential golden hue. Perhaps that's another reason I've been crushing on it lately. Or maybe it's the fact that it has amazing healing properties and works wonders for your insides.