While we are strong advocates of living a life of moderation, we understand how hard it is to avoid overindulging during the holidays. Here's a great little recipe to help you recover from the holiday "cheer"!
- 1 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
Blend ingredients. Pour in glass. Enjoy.
Turmeric is mostly known as a spice used in curries. But did you know that it is believed that turmeric (and curcumin that is a component of turmeric) are well known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Curcumen works to neutralize the free-radicals that float through our bodies. Free-radicals are unstable molecules (missing an electron) that wreck havoc on the body. Also, curcumin behaves like an NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen/Advil or naproxen/Aleve ) by blocking the COX-1 & COX-2 enzymes in the body - thus stopping the transmission of a pain signal.
While it is unknown how much turmeric must actually be consumed on a daily basis, adding a little to your shake on a regular basis can help with keeping you healthy this holiday season!