When it comes to this Carrot Ginger Citrus Turmeric Juice, the immune boosting properties are great. Made from fresh carrots, ginger roots, orange, lemons, along with the powerful combination of turmeric + black pepper (for better absorption of curcumin), this recipe is perfect for any day or season. Completely naturally sweetened, easy to make, and vegan + gluten-free.
I love making my own juices once in awhile, especially extremely powerful ones like this one.
I’m a big believer in our bodies needing a nice boost or rest from time to time.
The combo of carrots + ginger + oranges + lemons + turmeric is AMAZING, ya’ll. Trust me!
If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea then you’ve seen our Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale recipe. This homemade drink is so refreshing and is great for your health! More importantly, lemon and ginger together does wonders as well!
In addition, this Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice is all about the spicy ginger and mint flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and freshness of the cucumber. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion.
When it comes to this Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, it’s all about the spicy ginger and cranberry flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and granny apples. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion and immune system support; this recipe is completely natural, easy to make, and perfect for the Fall season. All Vegan ingredients.
Hand in hand, lemon + ginger together have amazing antioxidant and immune-boosting effects, stimulate your metabolism, treats nausea and indigestion, improves cognitive function, excellent aides in skincare, promotes weight loss, relieves pain, and a few other amazing benefits. I’ll dig a bit deeper below.
These Awesome Natural Remedies for Fighting Allergies will give you part or full relief during the ‘forbidden’ allergy season.
If you’ve ever had to suffer through uncomfortable allergy symptoms (or had a loved one who has), then you’ll know just how dire it is to get a boost in your body’s response to fighting such miserable symptoms away.
While there are many over-the-counter medicines available, the truth is–natural is best and these remedies actually work (some more than others)!
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Did you know that carrots are super beneficial? They are awesome sources of beta-carotene, fiber, Vitamin-K, Potassium, and antioxidants.
In addition, if you’re someone who is thinking about making ‘weight loss’ one of your New Year goals, then carrots are just the thing for you!
They are weight-loss friendly and have been linked to reduce cholesterol and of course as most of are aware—THEY REALLY DO IMPROVE EYE HEALTH!
Among other great benefits, carrots also help to lower Blood Sugar levels and are great sources of fiber as previously mentioned, and feed the good bacteria in our guts, which aides better digestion.
Believe me, adding turmeric to this drink doesn’t change a thing in terms of compromising it’s taste. It’s REALLY GOOD.
In case you weren’t aware, in order to get the full benefit from turmeric, you have to add a tiny bit of black pepper.
In case you weren’t aware, Turmeric is an amazing ingredient to incorporate into your dishes. The health benefits that derive from this simple ingredient is so awesome.
But if you’re wondering, what is turmeric and where you can find it—no worries. Let’s talk!
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry it’s yellow hue. That’s right—it creates that bright yellow color all on it’s own.
In addition, the main ingredient in turmeric—curcumin is where all the incredible benefits lie. It has powerful inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
The only downside is that curcumin is present at a very low rate in turmeric, therefore, the best way to gain the full benefits of this ingredient is to take supplements with high contents of curcumin, specifically.
OK, so where does black pepper come in? Whelp, black pepper’s main ingredient–piperine actually helps the body to absorb curcumin (by large increases) which gives us the full effect of health benefits at work.
Piperine on it’s own has it’s own set of benefits which range from nausea relief to headaches to poor digestion.
Therefore, the next time that you chose to add turmeric to your foods/drinks to add a few health benefits, don’t forget to add the black pepper. And don’t worry—it’s not that much that is required either.
As I’ve mentioned in my previous post on The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes, Bananas work as a great sweetener, especially in smoothies. This is one of my favorite sweeteners to use because of it’s healthy benefits and the fact that once it’s really ripened—no sugar is needed.
This 5-Ingredient Turmeric ‘Wake Up’ Smoothie recipe is a delicious and simple way to enjoy a quick, easy breakfast while gaining awesome health benefits from the turmeric, flaxseeds and peaches. Boasting of a hint of sweetness and spice, his smoothie is the perfect meal option for the entire family. Ready in 1, 2, 3!
It’s super easy to make.
Not too sweet, with a perfect hint of spice.
All vegan ingredients, gluten-free and NATURALLY sweetened.
All you need is a blender.
Immune Boosting along with other great benefits.
IMPROVES COGNITIVE FUNCTION:
Yes, I know. I wasn’t aware of this either, however, lemon and ginger combined does wonders to our brains. Overall, they are great at soothing specific nerves and improving our mood.
As a result, it allows us to think more clearly, and the antioxidant properties eliminates oxidative stress and helps to lower our chances of Alzheimers and dementia.
IMPROVES SKIN CARE:
When it comes to antioxidants and certain vitamins, we know that this obviously helps with skincare.
However, when it comes to lemon and ginger combined, specifically, you are able to drink them together to improve your skin health or apply them topically to your irritated skin for healing.
Also, because of their antibacterial and antiviral properties, you can use both ingredients to prevent any infection of the skin.
HELPS WITH THE HEALTH OF YOUR HAIR:
While each ingredient has been used individually to help your overall hair health, combining them actually boosts your vitamin A and C, which helps to promote hair growth.
They both also help to reduce dry skin and dandruff naturally, so this is a great alternative to using specific products that may be overall harmful and not entirely natural.
HELPS TO RELIEVE PAIN:
When it comes to ginger specifically, which has it’s anti-inflammatory properties, it can also act as an pain reliever and helps your body recover from body pain, menstrual cramps, surgeries, and other illnesses.
So the next time you find yourself contemplating on whether to take another pain killer, try using ginger (tea specifically) as a natural home remedy.
Ginger specifically, have been linked to keeping your blood sugar levels at bay, which is good for anyone who suffers from Diabetes.
However, research shows that lemon also plays a great role in helping to control Diabetes as well. The soluble fiber and Vitamin C in lemon helps to reduce your blood sugar levels, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol.
Let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?
Add all ingredients (leaving out the sweetener) to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and ‘foamy’, about 2-3 minutes. **NOTE: You may need to divide batch into two to avoid ‘over-flowing’ of liquid in blender.**
Add in the sweetener (maple syrup or agave) and blend for another 30 seconds.
Once done, slowly strain juice into a pitcher, squeezing any pulp to ensure that all juices are extracted. **NOTE: If preferred, you can skip this step and leave pulp in.**
To serve—add an ice cube or two into prepared glass(es). Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly sealed or in a covered mason jar.
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Carrot Ginger Citrus Turmeric Juice.