The perfect smoothie to start your day: a feel-good drink that’s loaded to the brim with immune boosters and anti-inflammatory properties. The secret ingredient here? Turmeric, the superhero spice.
Found in either powder or root form, turmeric contains powerful anti-inflammatory abilities that are mainly attributed to curcumin, the compound in turmeric most cited for its medicinal potency. The golden root can also be useful in calming digestive issues and reducing the body’s inflammatory response.
And if you’re wondering why black pepper is on the ingredient list, know that turmeric’s medicinal properties work best when paired with black pepper. Plus lime juice, mango and peach carry their weight with immune-boosting vitamin C and fiber. Not bad for a simple smoothie, right?