Ginger helps with inflammation, muscle pain and soreness (hello, triathlon training!), indigestion, blood sugar issues, lowers cholesterol, and helps combat certain heart disease risk indicators. Turmeric is the other powerful spice I add to my smoothies. And it’s just as potent: it can lower risk of heart disease, slow aging and protect against age-related chronic disease, and also can serve as an anti-inflammatory and a natural anti-depressant. So basically, I’m not messing around.
- 1/2 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
- 1/4 unsweetened almond milk*
- half of a frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen fruit of your choice
- 1/2 cup kale (stems removed)
- one inch piece of peeled fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- half tablespoon of chia seeds
- half tablespoon flax oil
*Use milk of your choice here and use as much as it takes to get the texture you want. A quarter cup usually does it for me.
You know what to do. Blend. Serve.
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