After a few days of over indulgence this is a perfect low calorie glass of guilt free brekkie. Full of zingy energy combining turmeric, ginger and apple. You can make this the night before and leave it overnight in the fridge or just whisk it up quickly in the morning. Simple but full of flavour.
- 100ml coconut or almond milk
- 1 apple
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- nice chunk of fresh ginger (peeled)
Grate half the apple and put this in a small bowl or glass. Put the coconut milk, rest of the apple, the ginger and turmeric into a blender and blend well. Pour this over the grated apple. Easy!
You can also add a tablespoon of chia seeds to make this a bit more substantial – although it’s still a light dish. If you add chia seeds then leave overnight or for at least 1/2 an hour after making to enable the chia seeds to soak up some of the juice.
Turmeric is one of those wonder spices that I would like to use more often yet, because I’m not a great curry fan, I never quite know how to get my fix.
I’ve come across a few smoothie recipes in my quest and have played around and found a combination that I really love. This smoothie has a real nutritional punch with carrot, mango, coconut water and turmeric, so a great way to start the day.
I recently discovered these Rude Health ginger and turmeric oatcakes, which are the perfect accompaniment. I could happily eat them all without the need for any toppings – but I did find some peanut butter worked rather well.
Turmeric & Orange Smoothie (makes one large smoothie)
- 330ml coconut water
- 1 medium carrot – peeled and cut into thick chunks
- 1 orange – peeled and cut into chunks
- A cube of ginger
- Handful of frozen mango (around 50g-60g)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
Blend it all together.