Got Tummy Troubles? This Sweet Turmeric Twister Will Help Ease Digestive Issues
Pairing turmeric, ginger, and pineapple, this smoothie will make your tummy feel like it's getting a nice warm hug.
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Turmeric is a traditional remedy for indigestion, and studies have found it can help heal or prevent digestive disorders. British researchers found that a turmeric extract, taken daily for eight weeks, reduced symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. In Japan, adding curcumin to prescription medications for ulcerative colitis improved results. Adding turmeric to food can also reduce the risk for bacterial stomach infections.
This veg-heavy smoothie will soothe your tummy while tantalizing your taste buds.
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 cups water
- 3 cups chopped pineapple
- Juice of 1 lemon
- ½ tsp. ground turmeric or ¼-inch piece of fresh turmeric root
- ½-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
- Blend spinach and water until smooth. Add pineapple, lemon juice, turmeric, and ginger, and blend again.
Recipe reprinted from Simple Green Smoothies by Jen Hansard & Jadah Sellner. Copyright © 2015 by Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner. By permission of Rodale Books.
- Serving Size 1 serving
- Calories 130
- Carbohydrate Content 0 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 0 g
- Fiber Content 1 g
- Protein Content 2 g
- Saturated Fat Content 0 g
- Sodium Content 25 mg
- Sugar Content 21 g
- Trans Fat Content 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g