January is a great time to start new. New Year resolutions and Veganuary are the perfect examples for that – new beginnings from blank page ranging from health and diet choices to fitness and well-being. As I mentioned in my previous post Delicious Coconut Smoothie Bowl by Boost Eat, I absolutely love smoothies for many reasons. Mainly for it’s versality and deliciousness. Imagination is the limit when it comes to creating staple smoothies. While creating a smoothie, we are able to add ingredients like superfoods, herbs, source of protein, vitamins and minerals essential for our health and well-being. For today’s recipe – Boosting Orange Tumeric Smoothie – I wanted to focus on boosting health elements such as tumeric, oranges, clementines, carrots and ginger. Here it is:
- Tumeric – along with its most active compound, curcumin is very beneficial for our health benefits backed by scientific research. It improves heart health and prevents against Alzheimer’s and cancer. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Tumeric is also a great additive for the mid-winter term, because improves the symptoms of depression and arthritis.
- Oranges – great source of Vitamin C, A, fiber, calcium, Folate and Potassium. It doesn’t contain any no fat or sodium. Folate is a B vitamin that plays a role in metabolism, fetal and placental development so it should be great for pregant women.
- Clementines – amazingly rich source of Vitamin C. There is some source of Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin B6.
- Carrots – these root vegetables are good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants. They are also linked to lower bad cholesterol levels and improve eye health. What is extremley important, our body converts beta carotene into Vitamin A which is solluble in fats. That’s why we need to add fats to the salads and dishes with carrot so that our body could fully absorb it.
- Ginger – It originated in Southeast Asia. This plat is used to this day as a natural remedy for various health conditions thanks to presence of phenolic compounds, including gingerol, a chemical thought to possess potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
2 clementine oranges
1 Tsp Tumeric
10g fresh Ginger
30ml milk (optional)
2 Tbs Greek Yoghurt
- Clean and cut all fruits, carrots and ginger in cubes.
- Add ingredients to the blender . Then add milk, yoghurt, tumeric.
- Add ice cubes on top and start blender to high speed for 30 seconds.
- Check the consistency. If the mixture is too think, add more milk and blend for another 30 seconds.
- Pour smoothies into coconut bowls. Decorate with remaining fruits and carrots.