How would you like to start your day with a delicious, antioxidant-packed smoothie that has a ton of medicinal properties as well? Well, this turmeric smoothie is sure to delight!
The Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. Most people will best recognize turmeric as a spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. Its active compound, curcumin, is known to have a wide range of medicinal benefits, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antibacterial, and antiviral activities. In India, turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for stomach and liver ailments. Turmeric can also be used topically to heal sores due to its antimicrobial properties.
Turmeric is also the liver’s favourite spice and helps boost liver detoxification. It does this by assisting enzymes that actively flush out dietary carcinogens. Be sure to check how powerful turmeric can be in treating depression as well.
Turmeric Smoothie Recipe Ingredients
Use organic ingredients where possible, and do not replace the hemp or coconut milk with dairy. Almond milk would would be fine, however.
- 1 cup hemp or coconut milk
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (can be increased to 1 tsp)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon maca (optional)
Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Try to drink this smoothie in the morning before you have anything to eat. It’s a great way to start your day and pack your body full of antioxidants.
Thanks to PreventDisease.com for the recipe.
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