It’s good to include ginger and turmeric in your smoothies (and your food generally) at this time of year – or any time of year, for that matter. I don’t know about where you are, but there are some nasty cold and flu bugs going around here. Unfortunately, short of locking yourself away from the world, there is little we can do to avoid them. However, evidence indicates that regular use of ginger and turmeric can reduce the effects of cold and flu bugs.
The recipe today is from Kaleigh at LivelyTable. Kyleigh is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Master of Nutrition. and she says …
Besides the gorgeous golden color turmeric provides, it also ups the health factor of this yummy Mango Ginger Turmeric Smoothie. Turmeric has been around for hundreds of years, but is just becoming popular in the United States for its antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
One smoothie probably doesn’t have enough of the spice to provide all of these benefits, but consuming turmeric regularly can help you fight inflammation and free radicals. What better reason to blend up this nutritious smoothie?
Working out calories can be a nightmare!
You wouldn’t think so. However, there are 3 results for this recipe, depending on how you go about it – and, no doubt, your exact quantities will affect the results, too! They are:
- Kaleigh’s figures, based on the nutrition facts image she has on her web page, 305 cals;
- Use an online calculator tool to work out the calories, gives me a slightly higher number, 331;
- Manual calculation, using Google (source: USDA), (and checking my math!) gives a third, different result, 240.
So, take your pick.
It’s no wonder I usually (try to remember to) say calorie calculations are approximate!
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