Turmeric is a superfood spice that contains curcumin (Curcuma longa), which has been found to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, and even anti-cancer properties. In some studies, turmeric (and specifically the curcumin) has been found to help stop cancer cells from growing or continuing to form.
Just a teaspoon a day can lead to all kinds of preventative benefits to your overall health. Having been used in Asian and Indian homeopathic medicine for centuries, it’s a front-runner for one of the most beneficial health spices to have on hand.
Turmeric is a powerhouse superfood spice that is worth having in your arsenal of natural food source remedies in a variety of different sources. An organic, high-quality daily supplement makes it easy to add turmeric as a consistent part of your daily routine. And a powdered dried spice works well as an add-on to meals and food on the fly.
Pro tip: Add a dash to your scrambled eggs to up the flavor profile and make it smooth and also a bit nutty. This combined with pepper can increase the absorption rate and boom! Turmeric dose for the day is complete.
However, fresh turmeric, if you can find it, is where it’s at when it comes to adding both flavor and nutritive health benefits of turmeric into a smoothie. It somehow makes the taste both fresh, and refreshing.
Turmeric contributes a beautiful golden color, especially when combined with your milk of choice. All this plus tangy/spicy ginger mixed with sweet pineapple and you’ve got an afternoon elixir or morning breakfast boost for your body, your immune system, and your entire preventative health care plan.
And this smoothie is worth including in your go-to recipes to switch up your turmeric delivery source. Our turmeric smoothie is as delicious as it is nutritious (Yep. We went there because it is!)
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Peel and cut the fresh turmeric like you would fresh ginger. A 1/4-inch chunk will equal about 1/4 teaspoons of ground turmeric.