Dave Zinczenko's turmeric pineapple smoothie recipe

A nourishing morning smoothie

The author opens up about his new book, "Zero Belly Breakfasts," and shares his avocado toast recipe.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

ABC News Nutrition and Wellness Editor Dave Zinczenko is out with a new book, "Zero Belly Breakfasts," applying his wellness principles to the "most important meal of the day." Try his recipe for a smoothie with turmeric, a medicinal root that contains curcumin, which is said to naturally reduce inflammation.


  • 1/2 cup coconut light milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • Handful of ice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Cooking Directions

    Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a blender and blend until smooth.

    Nutritional Information: 234 calories; 12g fat (2g saturated); 233 mg sodium; 12g fiber; 7g sugar; 22g protein.

    From the book Zero Belly Breakfasts by David Zinczenko. Copyright © 2017 by David Zinczenko. Reprinted by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.d.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: coconut light milk, coconut oil, frozen pineapple, banana, turmeric, hemp seeds

    Course: Breakfast, Drinks

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