I have a thing for healthy beverages. Creating a delicious tea, tisane, elixir, juice, or smoothie gives me a quick and creative break from anything I am doing: from working, homeschooling my kids, gardening, or even housecleaning. It also makes little moments such as visiting with a friend, listening to a favorite podcast, or enjoying the sunset more fun.
These days I am always looking for new ways to incorporate turmeric, the most widely studied medicinal plant, into my diet. I always buy high-quality organic, non-GMO, nonirradiated turmeric powder, but always opt for the fresh root when I can find it in my local market. I have yet to figure out how to successfully grow turmeric in my garden. If you have been successful, please share any tips you have!
Tumeric and her cousin ginger, work deliciously together in this golden smoothie.
- 1 whole ripe mango, peeled and cubed or 2 cups frozen organic mango chunks
- 1 inch of peeled fresh ginger root or 1 tsp dried ginger
- 2 inches of peeled fresh turmeric root or 2 tbl dried tumeric
- 2 Tablespoons grass fed collagen protein powder
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil or 1 pasture raised egg
Whir together and enjoy!
Razi Berry, Founder and Publisher of Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (ndnr.com) and NaturalPath (thenatpath.com), has spent the last decade as a natural medicine advocate and marketing whiz. She has galvanized and supported the naturopathic community, bringing a higher quality of healthcare to millions of North Americans through her publications. A self-proclaimed health-food junkie and mother of two; she loves all things nature, is obsessed with organic gardening, growing fruit trees (not easy in Phoenix), laughing until she snorts, and homeschooling. She is a little bit crunchy and yes, that is her real name.