Anti-inflammatory smoothie loaded with immunity boosting nutrients from carrot, ginger and turmeric! Reduce inflammation, support healthy joints, eyes, skin, hair, heart, mood and more with this tasty smoothie recipe!
A tasty anti-inflammatory smoothie to help reduce painful inflammation (thanks to turmeric and ginger). The ingredients also supports the entire body, including the digestive tract and treating cysts.
Ginger and Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Benefits
Ginger, also an antioxidant, and widely known to alleviate stomach or digestive discomfort, when combined with Turmeric and black pepper or BioPerine increase the absorption abilities and therefore increased effectiveness. BioPerine is black pepper in extract form.
Curcumin (the active ingredient in Turmeric) has a long history of use in traditional medicine with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as possibly slowing the aging process. Turmeric also helps treat cysts. We have cysts and tumors growing in our bodies all the time as they are caused by inflammation. Depending on what tissue in the body is effected, turmeric can help to treat them [source].
One way we can all benefit from ginger and turmeric and increase well-being is with this tasty colorful orange smoothie recipe! It takes as little as 5 minutes to whip up.
How to make an anti-inflammatory smoothie
Gather ingredients and here is what we need: carrots, frozen banana and pineapple chunks, orange juice and fresh ginger, turmeric powder and a dash of black pepper. Or use one of these capsules for convenience.
Chop the carrots into 1 inch pieces, so they blend easier. In a high powered blender (I love using my Vitamix), add the frozen fruit (pineapple and banana) and vegetable (carrot) with ½ cup of orange juice as the liquid. Do note you may need more liquid depending on the blender, up to ¼ more.
Next there are two ways to get the turmeric ginger into the smoothie.
Either add 1 capsule of my Premium Turmeric & Ginger with BioPerine (Black Pepper extract to increase absorption) because it has everything in one pill. Add just the powder poured into the blender and discard the capsule. Or you can add ¼ teaspoon of ground turmeric, ½ inch of fresh ginger, and a pinch of black pepper. Blend on high speed until smooth. Serve the smoothie right away.
To provide turmeric ginger in pill form, we offer it at our sister website, Delightful Mom Health. It is a Premium Turmeric & Ginger with BioPerine (Black Pepper extract to increase absorption) which has been formulated for maximum benefits to support healthy joints, eyes, skin, hair, heart, mood and more!
That way you can take it every day even on off days there is no time to prepare a turmeric smoothie. I take mine with a daily multi-vitamin each morning and the results I feel are astounding!
More related healthy recipes to enjoy:
Anti Inflammatory Smoothie
- 1/2 cup carrot peeled and diced into 1 inch
- 1/2 banana frozen, diced for smoother blending
- 1 cup pineapple chunks frozen
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger peeled
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- pinch of black pepper
- 1 capsule Turmeric with Ginger (in place of fresh ginger, turmeric powder and black pepper), open capsule and use only powder
- In a high powered blender, blend together the carrot, banana, pineapple, orange juice (add up to 1/4 more orange juice, 1 tablespoon at a time if needed), ginger, turmeric and black pepper. Serve right away in one glass.
A ginger obsession
So here is a little disclosure about me. I am utterly obsessed with fresh ginger! To the point where when I have sushi I gobble up about 1/2 cup of fermented ginger on my California rolls. I even grate fresh ginger almost every morning over a bowl of Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and cinnamon powder. I just love all the anti-inflammatory properties, taste, and texture it provides.
That obsession led into a Kombucha obsession as well. Especially the turmeric or ginger ones because they really help balance out the body by reducing inflammation so the body can function properly.
Whenever I hear someone suffering from arthritis pain, it breaks my heart. My mother has it extremely severely to the point that she has had two knee replacements. Arthritis is painful so I highly suggest incorporating into your diet each day more turmeric, ginger and cinnamon to help ease the pain naturally. After-all, life should not feel hard and food is natures medicine.