Fresh Turmeric Tonic is a healthy drink to kick your day off with. This anti-inflammatory turmeric tonic is made with fresh ginger and turmeric root. Delicious and full of great stuff!
Fresh Turmeric Tonic
If you have been following turmeric in the news, you already know that it has proven benefits, according to experts. Anti-inflammatory, digestive, and much more.
I’m not a doctor or nutrition specialist in any way, but I am intrigued by all that I have read. You can come to your own conclusions about this amazing root.
I wanted to be able to take turmeric in a way that was enjoyable, and to pair it with some other healthy ingredients.
A morning “tonic” or smoothie seemed like a fun recipe to try. I am really happy with it!
What is Turmeric?
According to Wikipedia, “Turmeric is a flowering plant, Curcuma longa of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the roots of which are used in cooking”.
It does look a lot like ginger, with the little toes growing out of a larger part of the root. Its peel is layered looking, and that gives it a striped appearance. The flesh is a lovely bright orange color.
Use a good blender
This is where a really good blender comes in handy. All of the strings from the ginger, and the other ingredients will be completely pureed, leaving just a small amount of pulp behind.
I like that this tonic has some texture, and isn’t just a thin juice. However, if you like a thinner juice, you could strain it.
Can I use Powdered Turmeric?
Yes, however be sure you find the freshest you can, and from a reputable source.
I don’t use the powder for this Turmeric Tonic because the flavor is so nice from the fresh root.
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Fresh Turmeric Tonic is a healthy drink to start your day with. This turmeric tonic is made with fresh ginger and fresh turmeric root. Delicious and full of great stuff!
- 3 inches Fresh Turmeric (about 2 Tbsp) peeled and grated
- 1 1/2 inches Fresh Ginger, (about 3 tsp) peeled and grated
- 1 med Carrot, chopped
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- 1 lg Orange, juiced (about 1/2 cup juice)
- 1 pinch Finely Ground Pepper
- 1 1/2 cups Coconut Water (or filtered water)
- 2-3 Tbsp Raw Honey or Pure Maple Syrup (or to taste)
If you have a really good blender, you can just chop the turmeric and ginger. Otherwise, grate it.
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until all ingredients are pureed.
Taste and adjust honey/maple syrup if needed. Start with the lesser amount, then add more if you like it sweeter.
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Absolutely delicious – helps my aching arthritis joints! Now a daily routine!
Great recipe!! Love the taste!!
Can this be stored for a few days? And if so how?
Cover and refrigerate.
Whoa! That has quite the kick! I’ve discovered that I LOVE fresh turmeric root in smoothies and have been searching other ways to use it. I really like this recipe, but. I’m not someone who likes a lot of spice/heat, so next time, I’ll cut back a bit on the amount of both roots. I also added a little bit of coconut milk for the fat. I love drinking something so very healthy! Thank you for the recipe!