cold remedy turmeric smoothie recipe
Tue 5th, Nov, 2013
OK, so like I said yesterday, it’s that time of year, when women all over the world start getting just a leetle bit anxious at the length of their lists, mental or not, on what’s coming up and what’s to be done. You can feel it in the air. And the last thing we need as silly season starts to rev up is getting sick so this is a recipe to help you with that. I am a true believer in the humble smoothie, whether you are a purist and treat them as a part of your body is a temple regime or, like me, lug one down mid-morning so that if everything else in the day goes pear-shaped at least you have a good portion of your veggies and healthy stuff.
Now, a while ago when I was sick, it felt like I had had one thing after another, it seemed that every resident of this old cottage brought in some bug or another over a 6 to 8 week period. Not pleasant. While I was looking around for remedies (quite why I feel the need to continually Google ‘cold remedy’ or recipe for cold etc or how to feel better when I know that it will take time and lots of water and rest, I will never know, I still continue to do this without fail) I kept coming across the powers of the humble turmeric………..hmmmm………..really like turmeric down in one? Well not quite but it seems this little baby spice in your pantry holds a lot of magical qualities in itself. Throw a teaspoon of this about your person and you may well save yourself a trip to the doc.
So once you start looking at turmeric you are suddenly opened up to to a whole new world way beyond popping a shake of it in your curry – the benefits I’ve come across include potentially warding off dementia and cancer. There are lists and lists of the benefits of this stuff, do a little research, or just throw some in a smoothie.
The first few times I added this to my morning delights, ahem, I must say that it very nearly came straight back up again, ummm there is a reason that lots of fruits don’t often come in curries…I am here to attest in the name of blogging research that really fruity smoothies don’t taste too hot with turmeric added in.
I then realised that a lot of the recipes I found included milk or yoghurt, hmmmm, I’m not huge on either of these and prefer my smoothies green but once I added in some smoothness from yoghurt the combo was a whole lot more successful…
Turmeric Smoothie Recipe – anti-oxidant rich power packed
2 heaped tbsp Greek thick set yoghurt
1 large orange peeled and chopped
2 carrots washed and chopped
1/2 cup coconut water
1 scant tsp turmeric
add all ingredients to a blender and whizz on high for a couple of minutes, if you are brave sprinkle with a turmeric topping ;-)
If you need something to keep the evil sniffles away, try this!