cold remedy turmeric smoothie recipe

Tue 5th, Nov, 2013

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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!




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7 Responses to “cold remedy turmeric smoothie recipe”

  1. Honeyaar says:

    I have been using turmeric for years to help with colds and sinus congestion.
    It’s just one of many simple and effective Aryurvedic remedies available from your store cupboard / pantry.
    Smoothies are good but I just add a teaspoon of turmeric to small glass of water with a touch of salt….a gulp it down …bit like doing a healthy shot… ;-)

  2. merilyn says:

    morning sarah! gorgeous photos as usual! that mustard colour with the aqua pops! … yes I have been using turmeric off and on for sometime in soups etc. and I believe it helps ones overall health.
    yesterday I came across a chai latte recipe that sprinkled the turmeric on the top … ever so pretty! tasted ok too … as I had to try it out, as i’m up for anything that’s good for me … all in the name of research and health … addicted to it! … have a great day! lol m:)X

  3. Fleur says:

    All that stainy yellow turmeric on your whiter than white fabrics is making me nervous!!

    Fleur xxx

  4. Jessica says:

    Great post as always! I’m definitely going to have to save this now that cold season is in full swing. I guarantee I’ll be using it very soon!

  5. Sue says:

    Hi Sarah,
    I have been drinking “turmeric tea” every morning now for about a year…initially for the health benefits associated with it for arthritis, and I can honestly say that having it every day has certainly been very helpful with keeping colds at bay, and also as there are so many side benefits, I figured it couldn’t hurt!!
    So every morning when I boil the kettle for my usual cuppa,and on an empty stomach, I take about a half a glass of that boiled water, juice of half a lemon, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon turmeric, and mix it and drink in one gulp….1/4 teaspoon of honey also helps smooth it out and makes it more palatable. Cinnamon also has many health benefits…..
    Like you, I think the most obvious health benefits are just found in our pantries.
    Apple cider vinegar is also very beneficial….as well as fresh ginger grated and steeped in boiled water, cooled and drunk throughout the day.
    Keep well X ( Beth’s mum)

    • sarah says:

      oooh hello lovely Sue! how the devil are you?

      wow that is a gulp for sure – hmmm I didn’t think about adding it just to water…I will try thanks, can I ask how you found it for the arthritis??