Zesty Health Smoothie
ZESTY HEALTH SMOOTHIE
Ginger is an aromatic, spicy and pungent root herb. Cinammon is a tree bark characterized by a sweet and warm fragrance. Tumeric is derived from the root of the Curcuma Longa plant. Tumeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor. It is commonly used to make curry, and mustard. Maca is a root vegetable grown in Peru. Maca’s aroma is similar to butterscotch.
Papaya is a pear-shaped, luscious and sweet, tropical fruit, with a buttery consistency. Pineapple is a tropical fruit that tastes sweet and tart.
1 cup unsweetened almond, rice, soy, or hemp milk
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon powdered cinammon
1/2 teaspoon powdered tumeric
1/2 teaspoon powdered maca
1/2 cup chopped chilled papaya
1/2 cup fresh chopped chilled pineapple
Add fruit, milk, and spices into the
blender. Blend. Pour into a tall glass. Optional: garnish with almond slices.
WHY THIS DRINK IS HEALTHY
Papaya: contains papain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins, contains antioxidants such as vitamin C, and flavonoids, folate and pantothenic acid, potassium, copper and magnesium, heart health, promotes digestion, anti-inflammatory, immune support, and protects against rheumatoid arthritis.
Pineapple: high in vitamin C, and manganese, very good source of copper and a good source of vitamin B1, B6, dietary fiber, folate, and pantothenic. Pineapple is anti-inflammatory, improves digestion, anti-oxidant, and immune support, and protects against macular degeneration,
Ginger: anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, gastrointestinal stress relief, immune booster. Frequently used in Chinese and Aurvedic medicine.
Cinammon: anti-clotting, anti-microbial, blood sugar control, boosts brain function, excellent source of fiber and manganese,
Tumeric: :anti-inflammatory, rheumatoid arthritis relief, cancer prevention, improves liver function, cardiovascular health, lowers cholesterol, and protects against Alzheimer’s disease.
Maca: used medicinally for chronic fatigue syndrome, enhancing energy, improving memory, female hormone imbalance, menopause, depression, and osteoporosis.
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