This orange turmeric juice recipe is a good place to start if you're looking for a way to incorporate turmeric into your daily diet.
Unsurprisingly, the benefits of today’s orange turmeric juice come from its two main ingredients: orange juice and ground turmeric.
Benefits of Orange Juice
As you may already know, oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. One cup of orange juice can provide you with 124 mg of vitamin C, which is significantly more than an average adult’s recommended daily intake.
Vitamin C is one of several crucial micronutrients that help maintain a healthy immune system. However, your body can’t synthesize vitamin C, the only way to get it into your system is through food and drinks.
Besides maintaining your immune system, vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant that can be beneficial for your health. Some studies suggest that it may help in preventing cancers, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and maintaining eye health.
Benefits of Turmeric
The majority of health benefits associated with turmeric come from the curcumin it contains. Curcumin is an antioxidant that has healing properties and can help with reducing inflammation and oxidative conditions.
What Time of Day Should You Take Turmeric?
We would recommend drinking a glass of orange turmeric juice in the morning alongside a healthy breakfast. Orange juice is not a good idea before bedtime, but apart from that you could also have it at other times during the day.
In addition, curcumin in turmeric is fat-soluble so you may want to pair this drink with a meal high in healthy fats to improve digestion.
Ingredients You Will Need
Here are the main ingredients for today’s orange turmeric juice recipe:
Oranges: We make our own orange juice using navel oranges. This particular variety has a bright and fresh flavor profile and vibrant color.
Ground turmeric: It’s quicker and easier to mix turmeric powder into your drink rather than processing raw turmeric root. Ground turmeric may have a slightly bitter and earthy flavor but don’t worry. The sweet and vibrant orange juice will make it more palatable to drink.
Warm water: Although ground turmeric doesn’t actually dissolve in water, mixing it with warm water can prevent it from clumping.
Honey: Orange juice is often sweet enough on its own so you only need to add a touch of honey to give the drink a more pleasant flavor, and help balance the earthy scent of turmeric.
Lemon juice: We love adding a tiny bit of lemon juice to our drinks as it helps intensify the citrus flavor.
Ice: For added refreshment.
Storing and Freezing
Although our orange turmeric juice is best when it’s freshly made, you can store any leftovers in the fridge for a couple of days.
As with most juices, you can also freeze this one in freezer-safe containers to keep it for about a month in your freezer. When you want to serve it, transfer the container to the fridge and let it thaw slowly for a few hours.
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