What’s up guys its Todd here with a tasty juice recipe, this time it’s a turmeric juice recipe. To be honest with you I use a tiny amount of turmeric most days in my juices as it has some amazing health benefits.
As we all know too much turmeric powder can make the juice taste gritty so, I’ve developed this turmeric juice shot and I think I’ve got the turmeric juice dosage just right! But let me know how you get on.
Turmeric Juice Recipe
Before we dive straight into the ingredients I just want to clarify that this juice can have a very strong flavor for some people. In my opinion, it is best to make in small batches this way you get all the turmeric juice benefits in one quick hit!
Turmeric root can be tough to get hold of but my local health shop normally has it in stock. If you cannot track any down turmeric powder is absolutely fine, your cold-pressed turmeric juice will still be full of nutrition. Separately, if you don’t have an electric juicer you could purchase a manual juicer and mix in the turmeric and ginger powder after.
Ingredients for Tumeric Juice Recipe
· 1 medium orange (add another orange if you prefer a sweeter taste)
· 1 small lemon (alternatively substitute this for a sweet type of apple such as gala, if you do not like the acidity of lemon)
· 2 thumb sized pieces of fresh turmeric (1 tablespoon if using turmeric powder)
· 2 thumbs sized pieces of fresh ginger (peeling if not organic)
· A pinch of fresh black pepper (check out the Top Tip* below for a super interesting detail when adding this ingredient)
- Place your ginger and turmeric in the chute of the masticating juicer remember with a masticating juicer adding the harder ingredients first is a good idea.
- Peel the orange and lemon – add to the juicer (If using a blender set to high for 30 seconds, if using a cold-press juicer place it in that chute and juice away)
- Poor into your sealed container or glasses, at this stage you can add some water if you want to make the juice go further
- Add ice and top with cracked black pepper*
If you find yourself out of oranges and don’t mind the bitterness of the lemon add another lemon then you can have turmeric and lemon juice which I really enjoy too, if life gives you lemons, make turmeric juice…?!
*Top tip – adding black pepper to turmeric increases the absorption of the turmeric into the body, by up to 2000% percent!
Let me know how you get on making this ginger and turmeric juice in the comments below.
What are the Top Turmeric Juice Benefits?
- Anti-inflammation properties
- Reduces cholesterol
- Fights illnesses
- Soothes sore throat
- Great source of Vitamin C
Turmeric has been proven to reduce inflammation caused by arthritis and in some tests, turmeric was on par with NSAID medication with patients reporting significantly less pain and stiffness in joints.
Even if you are younger and don’t have any conditions, the anti-inflammatory properties can reduce inflammation around joints. For example, say you twist your ankle or have an especially hard work out turmeric will fight the damage made to your ligaments and repair them quicker than normal.
The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin and in some minor tests, it was shown to reduce bad cholesterol (oxidized LDL) by up to 33%. Good cholesterol increased by 29%.
The turmeric and ginger benefits for fighting illnesses are well known. But did you know that turmeric can fight cancer? Early studies are showing that turmeric can decrease cancer growth and help kill major cancerous cells found in breast and prostate cancers. Around 70,000 people die from these cancers a year alone in the US.
Soothes sore throat
Warm up the juice you’ve just made to take before you go to bed as a tea to help soothe a sore throat. This will not only feel great, doing this will help treat illnesses such as; irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, and heal stomach ulcers. The ginger turmeric tea benefits almost seem endless, don’t they?
As we all know oranges are a great source of Vitamin C. It helps build up your body’s immune system which will stop you from getting colds and cases of flu. It’s not just Vitamin C though, oranges also contain fiber, potassium, and choline which are all great for your heart.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article about turmeric juice recipe. Remember there are so many ginger and turmeric juice recipes out there! Please let me know how you get on if you try this juice for yourself!