A little antioxidant relief for your holiday indulgence

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"!

Antioxidant Smoothie

  • 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!