You probably know turmeric for being one of the spices used in Indian and Asian cooking.
It adds depth of flavor and a sunrise color to the dishes.
But turmeric does a lot more than make our food taste and look delicious.
It’s been used in ancient Indian medicine for around 4,000 years for its health benefits.
And the reason turmeric is in the spot light today is because it offers a wide range of benefits for your skin - from preventing premature anti-aging, to skin-clearing, supporting skin healing, cell renewal and boosting collagen formation.
And below I am going to tell you how to take advantage of this goodness, in the form of a Turmeric Skin Booster Smoothie.
Orange + carrots + banana + ginger + turmeric = morning boost for your skin!
Not sure how this spice fits in a smoothie – read on to find out!
Quick Facts About The Turmeric Skin Booster Smoothie
Packed with antioxidants
Vibrant orange color
Rich in Vitamins
Turmeric is a powerful super-food.
Today, turmeric is widely cultivated in the tropics and goes by different names in different cultures and countries.
India remains the country that produces world’s turmeric crop and consumes 80% of it.
It contains curcumin which has medical properties – packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.
You can benefit from it by adding it to your homemade face mask or by eating it.
When added to masks, it can work with oily skin and clogged pores.
Thanks to its antioxidants, turmeric it great for fighting free radicals – the main cause for wrinkles and fine lines.
Drink this smoothie regularly and sky-rocket your skin’s collagen formation. Bye, bye sagging skin!
Learn more about Turmeric here.
Here is how to make your Turmeric Skin Booster Smoothie
- carrot Juice from 3-4 large carrots
- 2 oranges quartered and peeled
- 1 frozen large banana (ripe)
- ½ tbsp fresh minced ginger
- ¼ tbsp fresh minced turmeric (or 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric)
- 1 cup filtered water (or 1 cup coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk)
- a pinch of black pepper
Note: Turmeric has low bioavailability. To help your body absorb it, add a pinch of black pepper.
1. If you have a juicer, use it to prepare the carrot juice.
You can also prepare the juice in a blender – blend chopped carrots and filtered water and use a thin dish towel or cheese cloth to drain liquid from the pulp.
Or if you prefer your smoothie thicker, add the chopped carrots to smoothie mixture in the blender.
2. Combine carrot juice (or chopped carrots) and the rest of the ingredients in the blender.
Blend until you have smooth texture.
3. Add more carrot juice, plant milk or water if it has trouble blending.
I often use soy, coconut milk or almond milk – it makes the smoothie creamy and soft.
4. Feel free to adjust flavors – more turmeric for spiciness, more banana will make it more sweetness, or more turmeric for warmth.
5. Divide into 2 portions and decorate with a slice of orange or lime.
About the ingredients (besides turmeric):
Orange - Antioxidant and phytonutrient-packed, rich in Vitamins A, C and B1, calcium, copper, and potassium.
Carrots - Antioxidant- and Vitamin A-rich, beta carotene-packed, fights free radicals.
Ginger - Boosts immune system, fights infection, has anti-inflammatory properties.
Banana - Potassium bomb, rich in magnesium, adds natural sweet flavor.
Hope you enjoyed the post and I look forward to hear how do you like the Turmeric Skin Booster Smoothie recipe.
Have you other skin boosting smoothie recipes?
- You can share them in comment section below.
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Stay healthy and take skin care 🙂