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 graduated in Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from the prestigious Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala, India. She brings more than 5 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda and owns Fellowship in Orthopedics Rehabilitation from the prestigious Appolo group of hospitals, Hyderabad. Currently she is serving as Associate Editor of American Journal of Ayurveda. She is a member of HealthConnect24.com. Specializations include spinal disorders and orthopedics as well as gastroenterological disorders. She is experienced in treating women's health problems like menstrual disorders, leucorrhoea and PCOD. She is efficient in administering all panchakarma therapies and has good knowledge of classical Ayurveda. She is efficient in prescribing Ayurvedic diet for lifestyle disorders and possesses knowledge of yoga and pranayama. She works for the promotion and propagation of Ayurveda by offering lectures, webinars and contributing to various journals. She is a resident of Danville, PA.

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