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Turmeric is a plant in the ginger family reported to have incredible anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer properties. Most of these properties are attributed to a potent polyphenol in turmeric, called curcumin. When fresh, turmeric looks similar to ginger root, and can be peeled and chopped, before adding to a variety of dishes like sautéed vegetables or stir-fries, soups or broths, and even added raw to smoothies and juices. More commonly, it is dried and made into a powder. Turmeric is native to Asia, and has been prized for thousands of years for its medicinal properties, particularly in India.
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Beautiful Morning Smoothie (Serves 2)
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 whole peeled carrot
- 1/2 tablespoon turmeric (or 1 inch piece peeled fresh turmeric)
- 1 tablespoon raw Manuka honey
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons raw hulled hemp seeds
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup ice cubes
Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and process until smooth.