All of us at some point has grown tired of the new superfoods, almost every month there is a new trend and we are met with an onslaught of recipes and articles detailing the health benefits but in the case of turmeric there is nothing new fangled here. I would like to say that it was the fact that my granny was Indian that I have long been a fan of the ayurvedic uses of turmeric (haldi) but I feel that it is much more than that, you see my granny was ahead of the curve on all things health. She was the woman who was all over E numbers and children’s behaviour, herbal supplements, homeopathy, cosmic ordering, cider vinegar, you name it she knew about it before anyone else. These things are well discussed now in the main stream press but back in the early 80s she was edgy, in fact born a century earlier villagers would have called her a witch. When I got a cold I was presented with onion juice. If I had a cough or ‘growing pains’ I was presented with warm milk, mixed with ginger, honey and turmeric, this was 1984, you see my granny was hip way before any hipsters were.
Turmeric has to be one of the most well researched and documented ayurvedic herb beyond the field of ayurvedic medicine. It has been shown to;
- promote digestion
- support the brain and nervous system
- be an antioxidant
- support healthy liver function
- ease joint discomfort
- aid good circulation
- bolster the immune system
- maintain healthy blood sugar levels
And guess what even if you don’t buy into any of that it tastes great, it has a truly unique taste we eat it in some form at least 3 times a week in our household so when I was asked by Wayfair
to share a smoothie recipe with them I knew exactly which one to share.
Smoothies are a great summer drink but I find many of them too sweet and claggy to handle, this recipe contains no dairy, so reduced clagginess, no refined sugar and a rich colour and flavour.
you will need;
3tbsp date syrup
the flesh of 2 peaches
80ml almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1tsp vanilla extract
- Simple as this, blend until smooth and serve over ice.
This recipe will more than fill 2 of these wonderful mason jar glasses from Wayfair.
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