I do love my smoothies!
I have a few favorites: a green one with Spirulina, a fresh peach and pineapple one, a banana and blueberry one—depending on what I’m in the mood for or what health benefit I’m after.
Sometimes I use smoothies as an extra meal if I’m training for something and need an extra meal.
Other times I use smoothies as a meal replacement if I’m hoping to lean down.
Recently my daughter put me on to this turmeric/maca smoothie that she’s been making for herself after surfing, and now it’s my new favorite.
I use turmeric regularly in the kitchen. It’s great for rice dishes, East Indian recipes, soups and stews. What I love about it is its vibrant color; we eat with our eyes before we eat with our mouths, and actually, it is our eyes that first trigger a salivary response and therefore better digestion.
I also value turmeric for its health benefits which include anti-inflammatory/anti-bacterial properties, balancing blood insulin, enhancing brain function and memory, plus amazing benefits for the skin.
Maca is fairly new to my palate and use. Originally known as Peruvian Ginger, maca is a godsend to anyone experiencing symptoms of menopause/hormone imbalance.
It also assists with sexual function, appetite, bone density, memory, fertility and energy.
I’ve included two links for you to explore further about turmeric and maca.