You would love for sure to start your day with a smoothie full of antioxidants and with several medicinal benefits. This habit is possible to take up starting with today, as the turmeric smoothie recipe below boasts with the described properties.
The benefits of turmeric
Turmeric is a perennial herbal plant that belongs to the ginger family. The majority of us know the turmeric as being a frequently used spice in the Indian cuisine. The active compound called curcuma which it contains is known for having a large number of medicinal benefits.
Curcuma is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-tumor, antibacterial and antiviral substance. In India, turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for liver and digestive diseases. At the same time, this spice has been used topically to heal wounds due to its antimicrobial properties.
This spice is also considered the best friend of your liver due to its detoxifying properties.
Turmeric – the most efficient natural antidepressant
In the last study performed by the researchers of the Pharmaceutical Department of the governmental medical school in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, two effects of turmeric (curcuma) have been compared with those of Prozac (fluoxetine). The study has concluded very clearly that the active substance in turmeric has the same efficiency as the one in Prozac in treating major depressive disorders.
The recipe – turmeric smoothie
- 1 cup hemp milk or coconut milk
- 1/2 cup cubed pineapples or mangoes
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
Mix all ingredients in a blender until you obtain a homogenous creamy liquid. Try to drink this smoothie in the morning, before breakfast. Making this a habit is an excellent way to start your day by providing your body a whole range of nutritious substances and antioxidants.
As far as the ingredients go, it is important that they are organic. Also, you should avoid replacing coconut or hemp milk with cow’s milk. Instead, you may use almond milk.