Turmeric Smoothie Recipe With Ginger

Turmeric Smoothie Recipe With Ginger

Turmeric is a healthy orange root that’s often advised to take on daily basis. There’s a lot of ways you can take it including the popular Golden Milk. Keep reading to learn why turmeric is so important and check out the turmeric smoothie recipe below. It’s delicious!

About Turmeric

Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. It has a group of compounds called curcuminoids, among which curcumin is the most important.

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin.1

Turmeric + Ayurveda

Turmeric is used in Ayurveda to balance Vata, Pitta, and Kapha dosha, though in excess, it can aggravate Pitta and Vata. It also nourishes the rasa and raktha dhatu (circulatory system). It’s bitter, astringent and pungent in taste and is known for it’s antimicrobial properties. Ancient Ayurveda used turmeric for wound healing and in inflammatory conditions. Also, turmeric is used in respiratory tract diseases.

Turmeric Smoothie Recipe With Ginger

Here’s a healthy turmeric smoothie recipe with ginger.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 tsp turmeric
A pinch of black pepper
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp honey

Directions
Mix all the ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth.

Variations – you can include your choice of vegetables like carrots, beets, spinach or fruits along with this recipe.

References
1 Shoba, G, et al. “Influence of Piperine on the Pharmacokinetics of Curcumin in Animals and Human Volunteers.” Planta Medica., U.S. National Library of Medicine, May 1998, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120/.

Arya Krishna is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, educator, and speaker. She completed her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala, India. She is registered as an Ayurveda doctor (Reg No: 14664) under the Indian Medical Council. She received a Fellowship in Orthopedic Rehabilitation from Apollo group of Institutions, Hyderabad. An editor with the International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, she previously served as the associate editor of the American Ayurvedic Journal of Health. Before moving to the US in 2015, she was Resident Medical Officer (Ayurveda) in AyurVAID hospital, Bangalore and has knowledge and experience in precision and evidence-based Ayurveda. She was an Ayurveda Domain expert with Health Connect 24 – a unique platform to bring together Ayurveda, Yoga and swadeshi. She is efficient in performing all Panchakarma procedures (purification therapies) and has knowledge of Marma Therapy. Other areas of expertise include Ayurveda diet and lifestyle, women’s health, and rasayana (rejuvenation). She works for the promotion and propagation of Ayurveda by offering lectures, webinars and contributing to various journals. She is a resource person for the Council of Ayurveda Research (CAR) and is an Ayurvedic blogger with Mother Earth Living. Currently, she is residing in Danville, Pennsylvania and is listed as a BAMS doctor with AAPNA (Association of Ayurveda Practitioners of North America). She is an Ayurveda Consultant and Educational coordinator with Be Mind Body Skin, New Jersey and Subject Matter Expert at At Home with Ayurveda, UK.

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