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Turmeric Smoothie Makes A Powerful Antioxidant

tumeric_smoothieBy Christine . S
When most people think about turmeric, the first thing that comes to mind are many of the spicy, savory dishes of India. However, this spice is more versatile than that, and really stands out in the sweet and tropical smoothie recipe below. This is an excellent breakfast drink and the turmeric, in combination with the other wonderful ingredients, gives your health a real boost.
Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ingredients:
 
    1 cup hemp or coconut milk
    ½ cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks
    1 fresh banana
    1 tablespoon coconut oil
    ½ teaspoon turmeric
    ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    ½ teaspoon ginger
    1 teaspoon chia seeds
    1 teaspoon maca
 
Directions:
 
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. It is recommended that this be drunk before breakfast to get the day started right.
Benefits of Turmeric
 
Turmeric truly is the spice ingredient of a “superfood”, and is easily recognized by its deep golden color and the distinctive flavor it gives to curries and other Indian dishes. Its amazing benefits mostly stem from curcumin, its active ingredient. Curcumin is a powerful compound which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. This means it can strengthen your immune system and reduce oxidative stress and inflammation throughout the body as well as eliminating pathogens like bacteria and viruses that can cause infection. It is, in short, one of the best known boosts to general health.
Benefits of the Other Ingredients
 
This smoothie is fantastically healthy because of the combined benefits of the other ingredients as well. Coconut oil is rich in monounsaturated fats that actually help you lose weight and boost heart health. Ginger and cinnamon are both rich in antioxidant and cinnamon has also been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels throughout the day. Chia seeds are a great source of plant-based protein as well as fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids, which also promotes both heart health and weight loss. The bananas and tropical fruit not only lend the smoothie a wonderful, exotic flavor but also give you a boost of potassium, Vitamins A and C and other important vitamins and minerals that really add to the overall health-boosting properties of this drink.
 
So if you are looking for a breakfast drink that will truly get your day started off right and give you loads of health benefits, you might want to try this smoothie. Not only is it a delicious breakfast drink with an appealing tropical taste from the coconut and fruits, it will provide you with a wealth of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, protein, antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids, all of which are great for your ongoing health. This is, in short, one of the healthiest smoothies that you could possibly add to your daily routine.
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