The temperature drops and our immune system needs a boost. I love this smoothie, maybe because the yellow colour reminds me of summer.
The potassium and carbohydrates in the Banana, the healthy fats in chia seeds, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers of turmeric and ginger, and added protein make this smoothie the perfect post-workout smoothie to aid muscle gain and recovery.
Turmeric ’s powerful compound is called Curcumin. It shows high amounts of nutrients, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds as well as phytonutrients. Studies use curcumin to determine its properties in cancer prevention, IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), improved liver function, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, Crohn's disease, Alzheimer, cardiovascular system protection and much more. The fact is, all these studies use high dosages of the active compound (curcumin) which makes it hard to apply in human’s diets (it would be A LOT turmeric at once). However, a daily use of small dosages in my eyes does the trick too. Add it to your soup, coffee, smoothie, salad dressing, rice, tea, scrambled eggs, hummus or anything else.
As always I am giving you some options with ingredients flexibility options. I would recommend to add a vanilla protein (something plant based) to boost your protein intake, it will also make the smoothie a bit creamier. When used as a breakfast smoothie, add a handful of oats to it to make it more filling.
TURMERIC GINGER SMOOTHIE
1 banana, frozen
1 Cup almond milk
1 Cup orange juice
1 thumb size piece of ginger
1 Tsp turmeric
1/2 Tsp nutmeg
1/2 Tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 scoop of vanilla protein (optional)
Blend everything in a high-speed blender, until smooth.
(If banana is not frozen, add a few ice cubes)
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