A sweet and delicious fruit smoothie with turmeric powder to bring anti-inflammatory benefits, maca and plant protein.
Have you ever thought to add a little turmeric to your smoothies? Turmeric seems to blend nicely with all things sun-coloured, think apricots, pineapples, carrots, bananas, passionfruit, mangoes…
Turmeric translates as ‘The Golden Goddess’, or 'Golden One' - a fitting name as it literally leaves a yellow glow on everything it touches!
Turmeric, the golden root, has many wonderful health benefits;
- The active constituent curcumin within turmeric is a potent antioxidant – 10 times that of vitamin C. It also helps increase levels of the body’s master endogenous antioxidant, glutathione
- Turmeric is fabulous as an anti-inflammatory agent, helping inhibit arachidonic acid pathways. For this reason, it has therapeutic value in the management of inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis and inflammatory bowel disease
- The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of turmeric is thought to be chemoprotective
- It may favourably alter lipid profiles
- It may support endothelial function (the cells that line blood vessels)
- It has liver protective effects
- It may have therapeutic potential in Alzheimer’s disease
Traditionally turmeric has been taken with a little ghee (clarified butter) and black pepper – both fat and the piperine in pepper aid in its absorption.
This smoothie is a fun way to incorporate it into your diet – the trick is to use ripe fruits, it makes it ridiculously tasty and helps to disguise the bitter, pungent taste. Enjoy!
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Apricot Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
- 1 ripe apricot
- ¼ cup ripe pineapple
- 1/3 ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ whole vanilla bean
- 1 tablespoon maca
- 1 tablespoon raw sprouted brown rice protein
- Water of one young coconut
- Blend all ingredients and enjoy - you may like to add a few cubes of ice at the end.
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