I'm a fan of smoothies. Especially those made of fruit and berries. A smoothie is such a great and easy way to start a day. I have some ingredients that I always add to my morning smoothies and one of those is turmeric.
Why do I add turmeric to my smoothies?
For its health benefits, of course. It doesn't really give any flavour for my smoothies, a bit of yellowish colour though.
A couple of years ago I heard that turmeric is used for preventing and also curing cancer. That woke up my curiosity and I found even more health benefits of turmeric and decided to add turmeric powder in my smoothies - that's an easy way to use it.
These're the top 10 health benefits of turmeric:
- Prevents cancer
- Relieves arthritis
- Controls diabetes
- Reduces cholesterol levels
- Immunity booster
- Heals wound
- Weight management
- Prevents Alzheimer's disease
- Improves digestion
- Prevents liver disease
My morning smoothie with white currants
2 handfuls of white currants
a bite of fresh ginger
1 spoonful of chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon of lucuma powder
All ingredients into a blender for a couple of seconds and the breakfast is ready. Very easy!
Turmeric is also an excellent source of iron and manganese as well as vitamin B6 and potassium.
Have you been using turmeric?