Bright & Sunny Turmeric Drink

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I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before — but I absolutely love consuming liquids. Each day I make about 120 ounces of liquid fun (usually in two separate 60 ounce drinks, totally different, one in the morning and one at night). Some days it’s superfood smoothies, some days it’s hot herbal tonics, other days it’s a spontaneous blend of everything or anything that comes to mind. Today it was a lemony turmeric yogurt drink. I could just feel every cell in my body saying thank you as I drank it.

I started with a Vitamix (blender) pitcher half full of water. Then I added a few massive table spoons of yogurt. (I usually use organic, dairy-free/lactose-free, plain — no flavor or sugar added.) After that, I cut off the skin of a massive (bigger than a fist!) size lemon, and dumped the whole thing in (minus the seeds). I grabbed a bag of goji berries and tossed in 3 handfuls. Then came orange flavored stevia, like 4 – 5 droppers full. Now it’s time for the yellow — a super heaping tablespoon of high-quality turmeric. I began to blend. As it whirled in the blender, the color became more opaque and intense. It was a bright marigold orangish-yellow. So divine! My eyes just lit up!  It was nourishing for the eyes and the soul — and the body too.

I’m not sure if you will like it as much as I did. But I thought it was really refreshing and tasted super.

Here are some of the health benefits of turmeric:

Anti-Inflamatory
Curcumin is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. In numerous studies, curcumin’s anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin. Unlike the drugs, which are associated with significant toxic effects (ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count, intestinal bleeding), curcumin produces no toxicity.

Prevents Cancer
Relieves Arthritis
Treats Inflammatory Bowls
Improves Liver Function
Lowers Cholesterol

And much much more, you can read more via this link.

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