I love this nectar in the morning as a vitamin booster - or in the evening as a cocktail mixed with some prosecco :O, it's delicious! Turmeric, ginger, orange, mango..c’mon! You could also call it rejuvenation elixir. I made the nectar and ended up with the pulp, which still contains tons of nutrients and fiber. Don't waste anything! I combined it with almond meal, coconut flour, and shredded coconut and made crackers. You can still taste the mango, ginger, and turmeric, it has a sweetness to it that goes well with nut butter or cheese.
Turmeric really leads the way when it comes to spices and health benefits. Its active compound curcumin is one of the healthiest ingredients in the world. It has an incredible strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory potential that protects our cells, and it promotes the expression of the brain growth factor BDNF. It also inhibits enzymes that are linked to depression, if occurring at high levels. Make sure you add a pinch of black pepper to turmeric dishes, the active compound piperine helps absorb curcumin in turmeric.
Did you know that Mangoes are exceptionally rich in potassium? Diets high in potassium are associated with lower blood pressure, it is also important in maintaining electrolyte and pH balance and effects the nerve cell excitability. Also, mangoes are excellent sources of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, great for your immune system and eyes.
Turmeric, Mango, Ginger and Orange Slush
1 large Mango
1 thumb sized piece of fresh ginger
1 thumb sized piece of fresh turmeric
1 tbsp honey (optional)
1 pinch black pepper
peel and dice mango, oranges and lemon
add everything into a blender, add ginger and turmeric
blend until smooth, add water to thin out nectar
pour over crushed ice
Zero waste cracker
pulp of Turmeric, Mango, Ginger and Orange Slush
50g almond meal
50g coconut flour
30g shredded coconut
combine all ingredients
spread out on baking sheet
bake for 15min at 180C or until crisp
cut into squares and let cool
I hope you enjoy the recipe,
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