Turmeric Green Tea – Antioxidant Blast!

Turmeric Green Tea

This super-simple green tea adds a blast of flavor and healthy antioxidants with a shake of ground turmeric … delicious and oh-so-healthy!

Preferably, use a tea strainer (like this) with loose green tea – the tea is less expensive this way, and causes less waste. If you don’t have one, it can be made with tea bags also.

Simple Instructions (makes two cups);

Add green tea and about 1 tsp (more if you like) powdered turmeric to a tea strainer. Bring water to a boil, take off the heat and wait a minute or two to let it cool just a bit. Put the tea strainer in the first cup and pour water over all. Let the tea brew in the cup for about 2-3 minutes. Then remove the strainer and move to the second cup to repeat the brew, adding about a half of a tsp of turmeric to make up for the parts that strained into the first cup. Again, brew for about 2-3 minutes.

On the choice of green tea: any type will be good, but recent tests among common brands have shown Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Loose-Leaf Green Tea to have the highest levels of EGCG (the antioxidant in green tea believed to be most responsible for its health benefits).

Popeye’ Secret Smoothie – Delicious Spinach Smoothie

Delicious Spinach Smoothie - Eat Yourself Well

Popeye’s Secret Smoothie

Maca, yogurt, and lime combine to make this refreshingly citrusy – banana adds luscious texture and sweetness. Your kids will love to “drink like Popeye!”

All of the following measures can be used approximately and altered to fit your taste.

Yield: 2

Lots of spinach!

Ingredients:

2 loosely packed cups spinach leaves
1 cup coconut water
1 banana, preferably frozen
1 lime, squeezed (2 if there is very little juice) – or if you don’t have a lime, use lemon
4 tbsp raw organic maca
3/4 cup yogurt, plain (regular or coconut, for a vegan version)
1/4 cup chia
2 dried figs
Honey or maple syrup to taste, if you like your smoothies sweet

To Make: Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender, and mix. Tamp down as needed to make sure everything blends completely. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed. Enjoy the rush of power!

From Jennifer Silverberg at www.EatYourselfWell.com and facebook.com/eatyourselfwell Please maintain link as you copy and share recipe with others!

Strawberry Cherry Cashew Anti-Inflammatory Blend

Strawberry Cherry Cashew Anti-inflammatory Blend

This is a great way to start the day when you wake up with a few aches and pains. Or, even better – this is a great breakfast to have a few times a week to ward off getting aches and pains at all!

Cherries are well-known anti-inflammatory powerhouses due to their high antioxidant – specifically, anthocyanin – activity. Choose tart cherries for the highest benefit. Strawberries add sweetness, plus are rich in polyphenols that help regulate blood sugar response, have an amazing combination of phytonutrients: anthocyanins, ellagitannins, flavonols, terpenoids, and phenolic acids, and are Vitamin C standouts.

Cashews are added for a delicious creaminess, a bit of protein, and healthy unsaturated fatty acids. These nuts (and though you may read differently on the internet, they are indeed nuts, not legumes) have a high antioxidant content, providing cardio-protective benefits.

Oh – and this is delicious!

Strawberry Cherry Cashew Anti-Inflammatory Blend

Makes two servings
About 1 cup frozen strawberries
About 1 cup frozen tart cherries (if available – sweet cherries are an alternate)
About 1 cup coconut water (my favorite is Taste Nirvana with pulp)
1/4 cup chia seeds
Handful of cashews

Put all ingredients in a high-speed blender and mix until well blended – top with a frozen strawberry for beautiful color, and enjoy!