You probably have heard about the wonders of turmeric to the body and your overall health. The spice is rich in curcumin, which has several benefits including:
- Fights bacteria
- Fights viruses
- Plenty of antioxidants
- Prevents tumors
- Prevents inflammation
Turmeric is not only added to your dishes, such as curry, to give it color and flavor. Many people, especially the health enthusiasts are using turmeric to give their smoothies a boost. Here’s an example of a turmeric smoothie that can give you benefits for your overall well-being.
For this smoothie, you will need the following:
- Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder
- One cup of coconut milk
- Half a cup of frozen pineapple
- One banana
- Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
- Half a teaspoon of ginger
- One tablespoon of coconut oil
- One teaspoon of chia seeds
As with other smoothies, all you have to do is to add all the ingredients above into your blender and process them until they are smooth.
If you’re not such a big fan of pineapples or you simply want the smoothie to taste a little bit sweeter rather than a bit sour, you can use mango chunks instead of the frozen pineapple. Use the same serving size. Additionally, if you want a stronger taste, you can up the amount of turmeric you put in the smoothie to one teaspoon. A teaspoon of maca root can be added to the smoothie to give it a malty flavor or something similar to butterscotch.
Drink this smoothie every day or you can experiment on other smoothies then add half a teaspoon or a full teaspoon of turmeric to them. The super spice will not overpower the taste of your drink, which makes it a good ingredient for your smoothie. Apart from the benefits mentioned above, if you drink this smoothie each day at breakfast, you will also enjoy the following health rewards:
1.) Weight Loss
If you’re trying to control your weight, turmeric can be helpful. Just make sure you don’t choose ingredients that are too sugary in your smoothie.
Turmeric can also prevent cancer by destroying cells that cause the disease. There are quite a number of studies that support this claim.
3.) Skin Health
Have glowing skin if you drink this healthy smoothie. Turmeric can help reduce skin issues, such as acne and even wrinkles.
4.) Memory Boost
Among the many benefits of turmeric is that it can give you better mental health. Consuming turmeric regularly can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Turmeric, thanks to its active ingredient curcumin, can give you health benefits that promote longer life. The spice does have a bitter taste, but you can add a sweet fruit to negate the taste if you don’t like the bitterness.