We all recognize turmeric as a spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. This plant is from the ginger family and its active compound curcumin is well known to have a wide range of medicinal benefits including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antitumor, antibacterial and antiviral activities. In India turmeric has been used as a remedy for stomach and liver ailments. It is also the liver’s favorite spice and helps boost liver detox. It does this by assisting enzymes that actively flush out dietary carcinogens.
If you want to try turmeric, there is one tasty smoothie recipe.
If possible use only organic ingredients and try not to substitute actual milk with hemp or coconut milk. If necessary try almond milk.
You will need:
- 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)
Put 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 solid way to start your day and pack your body full of antioxidants.