Easy Anti-Inflammatory Juice
Orange carrot ginger turmeric juice is on heavy rotation in my house. Why?
Let’s talk turmeric. First of all, yes, it does have that pesky, nearly silent ‘r’ that I consciously have to remember to add. But I’ll deal with it because everything else about this superfood spice makes it super cool. There’s a reason we see it on menus in lattes and in concentrated shots of liquid: it has major anti-inflammatory capabilities thanks to curcumin.
Curcumin is a polyphenol (antioxidant) in turmeric that has been linked to diminishing symptoms in a variety of conditions including chronic pain and IBS. In order for the body to really get the most benefit from curcumin, it needs a bioactivator. (Stick with me, this is really interesting science.) On its own, curcumin doesn’t absorb well in the body, but by adding piperine, the active component of black pepper, the bio availability of curcumin increases by nealy 2000 percent. Mind blown!
The point of all this scientific explanation? Don’t skip the pinch of pepper, because it’s the key to unlocking the health benefits of this juice!
Best Orange Carrot Ginger Juice
Sometimes, we sacrifice flavor for health. This is not one of those times. My friend Tess, The Blender Girl, has a way of making superfood nutrition taste like dessert. If you’ve ever had one of those orange milkshake concoctions at the mall, this orange carrot ginger turmeric juice is a close dupe, plus a spicy ginger kick.
The sweet carrots, refreshing oranges, and spicy ginger make for a delicious combination of flavors. Those ingredients pack their own health befits, from cancer-fighting beta carotine in carrots, immunity boosting vitamin C in oranges, and ginger’s proven anti-inflammatory effects.
Orange Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice Recipe
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A refreshing, anti-inflammatory citrus and carrot juice
- 1 cup filtered water
- 4 medium oranges, peeled
- 2 cups peeled and chopped carrots (2 medium)
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- Blast on high for 60 seconds until smooth.