You may be seeing a lot of turmeric infused items on the menu. It's become a super popular ingredient to use lately. Why? Because of its anti-inflammatory properties. This spice has been used for centuries, but it seems like in the US we are just catching on.
I have been taking turmeric supplements every morning, to help relieve joint pains, reduce puffiness after waking up, and help my digestive system work properly throughout the day. I take this first thing when I wake up in the morning on an empty stomach so my body absorbs the nutrients quicker.
You can also add this spice to savory curries, sweet smoothies or smoothie bowls, homemade breads, and it would be great if added to homemade granolas or trail mixes. A little of this goes a long way.
Turmeric is extremely rich in antioxidants which help to protect your body's cells and keep them intact, and stimulates your bodies antioxidant enzymes. A lot of studies and research has been done testing the effects of turmeric on patients dealing with depression, cancer and alzheimer's, and they've shown significant improvement and even the ability to ward off these diseases. Powerful stuff!
All the more reason to take turmeric daily and add it to everything! Hope you enjoy this recipe, let me know what you think in the comments below!
Makes 1 smoothie bowl
- 1 package of Shine Organics Elevate
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen peaches
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp. maca powder (optional)
- Blood orange
- Coconut flakes
1. Blend together all of the smoothie ingredients until smooth.
2. Pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl and add on your favorite toppings! Enjoy!