This month we are sharing our tasty Turmeric Twist juice recipe – it’s a fabulous carrot and turmeric juice.
Turmeric is a plant that belongs to the ginger family. Turmeric powder that comes from the plant of the same name, which has been used in India for centuries as a spice, and also as a medicinal herb. You will recognise turmeric as it is a lovely bright yellow colour.
Turmeric is commonly found in Indian food and other food recipes, however you can also add it to your juice to enjoy the health benefits. To add it to your juice, simply stir in the powder. Sometimes it is easier to use a small hand-blender to combine the turmeric powder and your juice.
Health benefits of turmeric
Turmeric has been used by many cultures over the years to assist with weight loss (or weight control), particularly when taken as a tea or in liquid form. It helps with the digestive process and is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a digestive healer.
Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric. In recent years there have been many scientific studies conducted to investigate the health impact of turmeric and these studies have shown consuming turmeric on a regular basis really does have some great health benefits. Turmeric (in particular curcumin) can help to reduce chronic inflammation in the body. It is also a powerful antioxidant (it has a dual effect as it both boosts and makes the body´s natural defence system against the action of free radicals more effective). Some studies suggest that curcumin can help to prevent heart disease, could play a role in the prevention of cancer and also improve brain function, helping to reduce the chance of Alzheimers. The level of curcumin in turmeric is quite low, so some people recommend taking a supplement to get maximum effect.
Turmeric twist: carrot and turmeric juice recipe
2cm chunk unwaxed lemon
Touch of turmeric (1/2 tsp)
Give the carrots, apple, broccoli and lemon a good wash beneath cold running water. If you have an unwaxed lemon you can leave the skin on – if you have a waxed lemon remember to remove the top layer of the skin. Put these ingredients through your juicer. If you are using a large blender, pour the juice into your blender (otherwise leave it in the measuring jug and use a hand blender). Cut the avocado in half and scoop out most of the flesh. Add to the juice. Add in the turmeric. Blend for 30-60 seconds. Hey presto, done.
Remember to wash your juicer and blender before drinking your juice – this makes it easier to clean.
Pure veggie turmeric juice option
If you prefer not to have fruit in your juice, you can swap the apple for a courgette or another carrot or two.
Juice detox retreat
Juicing is an important part of allowing your body to cleanse – read about our detox and weightloss retreats here. It is also a great addition to anyone´s diet, and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
We offer a wide range of different juices here at the retreat for you to try. We have also published many juice recipes on our blog. For ideas, click on the search box “juice recipes”.