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Restorative Turmeric Elixir

Restorative Turmeric Elixir

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Serves 1 (serving size: about 1 cup)

When the hustle of the holidays leaves you feeling overtaxed, your immune function can suffer. This invigorating morning beverage delivers a quarter of your daily goal for immune-boosting vitamin C, along with turmeric and ginger, which help quell inflammation. New research shows ginger also helps promote the growth of gut-healthy bacteria.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon thinly sliced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • Dash of salt
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup seltzer water
  • Lime slices and mint leaves (optional)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 90
  • Fat 0g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrates 22g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 15g
  • Added sugars 2g
  • Sodium 124mg
  • Calcium 3% DV
  • Potassium 8% DV

How to Make It

Step 1

Muddle turmeric, mint, ginger, sugar, rind, salt, and red pepper, if using, in a cocktail shaker. Add juices and 5 ice cubes; cover and shake for 15 seconds.

Step 2

Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Add seltzer; stir. Garnish with lime slices and mint leaves, if desired.

Watch the video: TURMERIC GINGER HONEY BOMB. immunity boosting recipe (October 2020).