This is one of those “really good” for you kind of smoothies and not all that sweet as shown so if you want it sweeter you will have to leave out the lemon or add some soaked raisins, dates or other sweet fruit. I eat for health more than I eat for taste so having just a slightly sweet smoothie is no big deal for me. If you read about the turmeric below you’ll see what I mean by “really good” for you.
1 whole lemon (optional)
1 medium head of napa cabbage
1 heaping teaspoon turmeric powder
The second photo of the green smoothie is actually the same drink except I added a heaping teaspoon of Ormus Greens
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in India and Asia as an anti-inflammatory to treat a wide variety of conditions, ease heartburn, stomach ulcers, digestive distress, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, skin problems, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.
Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry. Turmeric is an excellent source of both iron and manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber and potassium.
Clinical studies have substantiated that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has very powerful antioxidant effects. Turmeric's combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects explains why many people with joint disease find relief when they use the spice regularly.
When combined with cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables including cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi and turnips, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
Curcumin may be able to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the body. Since oxidized cholesterol is what damages blood vessels and builds up plaque that can lead to heart attack or stroke, preventing the oxidation of new cholesterol may help to reduce the progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.
Curcumin is a natural liver detoxifier and a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent. There are many more benefits to be gained from the use of this amazing spice documented in research from around the globe.
If you don’t have access to fresh turmeric root then a high quality dried turmeric powder will be fine. Organic Traditions is the brand I use.