Finding creative ways to include Anti-Inflammatory superfoods into meals through out the day is the only way I can make sure we actually get those foods into our food routine. You can’t taste the bitter turmeric because the other flavors shine through! And you’ll walk out the door in the morning knowing that you started your day off right.
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Green Smoothie
Add a little turmeric into this green smoothie – you’ll never know it’s there!
- 1/4 inch turmeric root (or 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder)
- 2 Cups Milk Alternative or Water
- 2 Cups Greens (of choice)
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 2 Cups Frozen Mango
- 1 Pinch Black Pepper
Put everything into the blender, blend and enjoy!
Why Black Pepper?
Curcumin (curcuminoids) is the anti-inflammatory active ingredient that gives turmeric the name “golden spice”. It’s curcumin that has performed so well in studies. It has positive effects on anti-aging, protecting against cancer, and reducing pain (1).
The problem is, your body doesn’t actually absorb curcumin very well from turmeric. Even though we can ingest quite a lot of curcumin without any negative side effects, it doesn’t help if we can’t absorb it. So, researchers found that if you add black pepper to turmeric it raises the absorption of curcumin by around 2000% (1). For this smoothie, I included a pinch of black pepper, which you honestly can’t taste at all. But, it’s there to help your body absorb the curcumin.
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