Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries. It is said to have a long list of health benefits including anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. There has even been research where it destroyed oesophageal (wind pipe) cancer cells.
It has a mild fragrance with a peppery, warm and bitter flavour. So why don’t you include this powerful and healing spice into your daily diet for maximum health benefits?
My smoothie recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and is a delicious and effective way of absorbing turmeric’s wonder properties.
Serves 1 – 2
1 large banana
4 pineapple rings
1 medium carrot
1/2 inch piece of turmeric root (or 1 – 2 tsps of dried turmeric)
1/2 inch piece of ginger root (or 1 – 2 tsps of dried ginger)
Black pepper (aids absorption of turmeric)
Handful of dried coconut flakes (optional)
1 tbsp milled flax seed (For omega intake)
1/2 pint of water/ or coconut water
Whizz up, pour into a glass, sprinkle with a little dried turmeric and chia seeds.
Portions are adaptable according to taste. Coconut milk could replace some or all of the water, and other fruits or vegetables could be used too.