Besides being one of the healthiest foods in the world, turmeric root is a wonderful antioxidant and inflammatory. And it tastes like a combination of orange and ginger! What’s not to love? (I’m writing this post as part of Williams-Sonoma Juice Week, where the challenge is to come up with a smoothie or juicing recipe that showcases a wild, tart, zesty or spicy ingredient. I hope you enjoy!)
Citrus-ginger-turmeric antioxidant lemonade
1-inch piece of turmeric root (only place I could find it was Whole Foods)
1/2 Meyer lemon
1 1/4 cups coconut water
1 tbsp. sweetener (agave, pure maple syrup, honey, jam)
Juice turmeric root and lemon in juicer. (It will yield less than an ounce.) Fill a glass with ice, pour the juice in, and then add a spoonful of your sweetener. (I used some pineapple-mango jam I bought when we were in Paris, but use any sweetener you like.) Pour your coconut water over it, stir with a spoon and enjoy!
It’s tart, tangy and refreshing, with just the right amount of sweetness.
This was my first time trying turmeric root, and for some reason, I was expecting it to taste like cumin or some other Indian spice, so I thought it’d be a cringe-and-get-it-down kind of juice. But it was actually delicious. Turns out, turmeric root actually tastes like orange and ginger, which was incredibly appetizing to me on this day, when I had a cold and a stomach ache, in addition to the usual duties of taking care of 2 boys under 3.
Cheers to good health, and to using new herbs in unexpected ways!
Thanks to reader Whitney D. for passing along this recipe, with turmeric root as the secret weapon! I use an Omega juicer for juicing, and I love my Vitamix for smoothies!
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