Here’s an effective turmeric smoothie for inflammation recipe to have in your arsenal. Turmeric has been used for ages as a spice but lately, researchers have learned a great deal about this yellow powder and its amazing medicinal powers.
Please understand that all herbs and spices come with side effects, contradict certain medications, and can sometimes cause allergies. It’s always recommended to consult with your doctor before adding them to your diet long-term.
That said, a little bit of turmeric in your recipes won’t hurt, instead, it can help reduce all kinds of symptoms, inflammation included.
Turmeric Smoothie For Inflammation
Inflammation is inevitable because it’s the body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. It’s a very common health issue that everyone experiences at any given time in life. Inflammation can be caused by something as harmless as a splinter or other serious health problems.
That’s whys it’s always important to know more about the underlying cause of your inflammation before trying to treat it with home remedies.
Turmeric Smoothie For Inflammation Recipe:
This turmeric smoothie yields 1 serving and takes 10 minutes to make.
Turmeric Smoothie Ingredients
- 1 cup of orange chunks (remove seeds)
- 2 medium carrots (chopped into very small chunks)
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1-inch ginger root (chopped)
- 1 cup of coconut water (fresh)
How To Make Turmeric Smoothie
Simply throw all of your ingredients into a blender and blend until very smooth. Drink it right away to get all of its amazing nutrients.
Turmeric Smoothie Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this turmeric smoothie contains 126 calories, 0.5g total fat, 0.1g saturated fat, 120mg sodium, 30.1g total carbs, 6.7g dietary fiber, 18.5g total sugars, 2.5g protein, 99mg calcium, 2mg iron, and 711mg potassium.
Turmeric Smoothie Benefits
So let’s start with the carrots used in this recipe, you see, carrots contain a good amount of vitamin A and beta-carotene. Both are natural antioxidants that play a crucial role in helping the immune system function properly so that it fights inflammatory cells.
One of the best ways to naturally reduce inflammation in the body is by eating a lot of fresh oranges. That’s because they are packed with vitamin C which is an antioxidant that helps reduce oxidative stress and protects and prevents cell damage, therefore. reducing inflammation.
When making smoothies for inflammation, I highly recommend choosing almond or coconut milk. That said, some smoothies like this one won’t taste good with milk so coconut water is your next best choice.
That’s because almonds contain high amounts of vitamin E, D, and omega-3 fatty acids while coconut water contains natural electrolytes and potassium. Both are great for clearing up arteries and reducing inflammation and pain.
Ginger & Turmeric
Ginger has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and similar to turmeric, it’s also a natural blood thinner. Turmeric not only reduces inflammation due to curcumin, but it also reduces pain associated with inflammation. Definitely add turmeric to your recipes but make sure to read about the complications below.
Is Turmeric Safe In Smoothies?
Yes, turmeric is safe to add to your smoothies regularly but make sure not to add too much of it especially if you are on medications (listed below). It is usually safe to consume up to 3-5 grams of turmeric daily but no more than 8 grams.
Who Shouldn’t Drink This Turmeric Smoothie?
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking antiacids, or on a blood thinner, make sure to stay away from foods and drinks that contain turmeric. That’s because turmeric is a natural blood thinner. Also, people preparing for surgery should not drink turmeric.
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So you see, turmeric has a lot of health benefits and definitely worth adding to your diet. Make sure to share this post if you found it helpful. You can also find me on Pinterest for more awesome posts and recipes.