If you’re looking for a smoothie that tastes delicious and packs a wide range of health benefits, you’re at the right place. Today we’re going to show you how to prepare a turmeric-based smoothie which will treat a variety of health problems and boost your overall health.
Turmeric is a great spice with powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Although its taste is not for everyone, combining it with coconut oil, mango and cinnamon makes the smoothie highly enjoyable. Plus, the smoothie will easily treat any kind of problem you might be suffering from.
According to studies, turmeric has expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-carcinogenic, antifungal, analgesic, antiseptic, blood-purifying, cholesterol-reducing and fat metabolizing properties. The spice can also be used to accelerate wound healing, resolve digestive problems and reduce the amount of gasses in your digestive system. The spice can reduce inflammation in the body and neutralize free radicals in your system thanks to its antioxidant properties. It has been found to increase the levels of BDNF in the brain, which will result in boosting the growth of new neurons in the brain and the prevention of neurological diseases. Studies have also found that turmeric can fight most cardiovascular problems as well as certain types of cancer.
Furthermore, turmeric can also fight the onset of depression and slow down the process of aging. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a great treatment for diseases such as arthritis and gout. You can find turmeric powder for cheap at any local health store and even in most markets. The spice has been used as a natural remedy against various ailments for centuries, and is now being studied primarily for its anti-cancer effects.
Most of the benefits of the spice can be attributed to its active compound called curcumin. However, in order to benefit from it, you need to boost turmeric’s bioavailability by mixing it with other ingredients. Black pepper seems to be the best, but coconut oil, cinnamon and ginger can also increase the spice’s bioavailability.
Here’s how to prepare the smoothie:
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ½ teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon maca root powder
- A cup of coconut milk
- ½ a cup mango chunks
Nothing too complicated here – just mix everything in a blender and pour the smoothie in a tall glass. It’s recommended to drink it in the morning before breakfast in order to boost your energy levels and bring balance to your body.