You wake up in the morning, and there it is, on your kitchen table, the most perfect antioxidant smoothie, loaded with healthy ingredients. Sounds great, right? If it is delicious – you have a winning combination! Have you ever prepared this health-friendly turmeric smoothie?
First, let’s talk about the healing properties of turmeric, and then we shall discuss more over the actual smoothie recipe.
Turmeric – Health benefits
Turmeric is a rhizomatous perennial plant and it is part of the ginger family. It is the main spice in Indian traditional meals. Turmeric is often used in the treatment of many health conditions. It has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-cancer properties. Indians use turmeric as a remedy for stomach problems and different liver diseases.
It contributes to the liver detoxification and supports the enzymes in the fight against carcinogens. Turmeric is often used as a powerful remedy against depression.
We have also listed some more of its healing properties, and we hope that these would be enough for you to include it in your diet as soon as possible.
Turmeric helps in the treatment of:
- Skin cancer
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Liver and gallbladder problems
- Menstrual problems
- Eye infections
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Other conditions
Do not process the ingredients required for this recipe longer than necessary, as it can destroy some of their health properties. Hemp (or coconut) milk should not be replaced with regular milk. If you do not fancy any of these, use almond milk.
- 1 cup hemp or coconut milk
- 1 fresh banana
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp Chia seeds
- 1 tsp maca root powder
Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend until you get a nice and smooth texture. Drink the turmeric smoothie every morning before you eat or drink anything. It is one of the best ways to maximize the antioxidant intake and boost your energy.
Turmeric – Side-effects
1. Pregnancy: Oral applications of turmeric in medicinal amounts are considered as unsafe.
2. Breast-feeding: Science does not provide enough evidence regarding this topic. However, we suggest that you avoid consuming turmeric during breast-feeding.
3. Gallbladder: Turmeric can make gallbladder problems even worse.
4. Stomach problems: Turmeric can upset your stomach and avoid using it if you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease.
5. Surgery: It may slow the blood clotting. In some cases it can cause extra bleeding during and after the surgery.