Vegan Fruity Golden Smoothie With Turmeric And Aloe Vera

Vegan fruity golden smoothie with fresh turmeric and Aloe Vera.
Dairy free golden smoothie with fresh turmeric, ginger, Aloe Vera gel, grapes, orange, carrot, cucumber, coconut milk and flavoured with mint and cinnamon. A perfect breakfast smoothie for weight watchers.

You don’t need to make juice of orange and carrot. Just use finely chopped or grated carrot and remove the skin and seeds of orange before using. Smoothie is enough sweet due to orange and carrot so you don’t need any sweetener.
You can get some more smoothie recipe here.

Turmeric is known for it’s healing compounds curcumin. Ginger is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Earlier I have shared turmeric shot recipe. Click here to get the recipe.

Here are some health benefits of the ingredients used in this smoothie.
1. Orange is high in Vitamin, C. Healthy immune system. Prevents skin damage. Keeps blood pressure under check. Lowers cholesterol. Controls blood sugar level. Lowers the risk of cancer.
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2. Grapes are packed With Nutrients, Especially Vitamins C and K. High Antioxidant Contents May Prevent Chronic Diseases. Plant Compounds May Protect Against Certain Types of Cancer. Beneficial for Heart Health in Various Impressive Ways. May Decrease Blood Sugar Levels and Protect Against Diabetes.
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3. Carrots health benefits includes supporting healthy eyes, a good source of antioxidants, supporting healthy heart, supporting health teeth and gums, treating wounds, improving brain health and cognitive functions, fighting cancer, supporting better digestion, maintaining youthful age, supporting healthy hair and skin and lowering the risk of developing diabetes.
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4. Though commonly thought to be a vegetable, cucumber is actually a fruit.
It’s high in beneficial nutrients, as well as certain plant compounds and antioxidants that may help treat and even prevent some conditions.
Also, cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.
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5. Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties .Curcumin Is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound. Turmeric Dramatically Increases the Antioxidant Capacity of the Body. Curcumin Boosts Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Linked to Improved Brain Function and a Lower Risk of Brain Diseases.
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6. Aloe Vera contains healthful plant compounds. Antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Accelerates the healing of burns. Reduces dental plaque. Helps treat canker sores. Reduces constipation. May improve skin and prevent wrinkles. Lowers blood sugar levels.
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Now coming to the easy and simple recipe. Just combine everything and blend till the mixture becomes smooth. I don’t like the flavour of fresh turmeric so I have added cinnamon. Because of mint leaves and cinnamon you hardly notice turmeric flavour. If you want you can omit mint or cinnamon. But I recommend to use both for a lovely flavour.

Recipe

Grapes – 1 cup

Orange – 1 large or 2 small

Carrot – 1, grated or finely chopped

Cucumber – 1, optional

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, optional

Fresh turmeric – 1/2 inch piece

Mint leaves – few

Lemon juice – 1 – 2 tablespoon or as require

Aloe Vera gel – 1 – 2 tablespoon

Coconut milk – 1/2 cup

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon, optional

Method

1. Peel and remove the seeds of orange. I have small oranges so used two oranges. If you have large orange then use one.

2. Peel and chop the cucumber. Taste before using. Cucumber should not be bitter.

3. Peel and grate or finely chop the ginger and fresh turmeric.

4. Combine everything, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and blend till smooth and frothy. Taste and add more lemon juice if require.

5. Pour in your favourite glass. You can add some ice cubes in the glass if you want.

6. Garnish with mint leaves, cucumber and lemon wedges. Serve chilled or in room temperature.

Notes
1. If you want sweeter smoothie omit the cucumber
2. If you don’t like cinnamon then you can skip it.
3. Add lemon juice according to your taste.

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Watermelon Cooler With Tulsi And Aloevera

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Watermelon cooler/mocktail with tulsi or holy basil, aloe vera, and lemon. A perfect drink to beat the heat in this scorching summer.

Aloe vera, tulsi or holy basil and lemon made this Watermelon cooler super healthy and yummy too.

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Photo Courtesy: Suchismita Roy

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is #Summercool

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Presenting a chilled, healthy and delicious summer cooler.
Refreshing Watermelon soaked with nutrients. Contents vitamin A. B6, C, antioxidant and amino acids.

Its detoxifying, support immune system, lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Its also excellent for digestion and an easy way to boost our vitamin and mineral intake.

Benefits of aloe vera seem endless. The Sanskrit meaning of aloe vera is kumari which means princess for it’s ability to help you maintain youthful beauty and a healthy glow. So try to use little aloe vera gel in your daily diet.

Holy basil or tulsi is one of the best medicinal herb. Its very effective in treatment of respiratory disorders, fever asthma, lung disorders, heart disease stress and many more.

Lemon is well known for it’s weight loss aid because it’s juice is digestive and liver cleanser.
Lemon contains strong antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting power.

So try this super healthy and delicious summer cooler to beat the heat.
Some clicks by my daughter Suchismita Roy. Lovely isn’t it!!

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Photo Courtesy: Suchismita Roy

Recipe

Watermelon  – 5 cup cubed

Holy basil or tulsi – 5-6 leaves

Aloe vera gel – 2-3 teaspoon

Black salt – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Water – 1/4 cup

Juice of 1 lemon

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Method

Deseed the watermelon cubes. Mix holy basil or tulsi leaves, aloe vera gel, black salt, lemon juice, water and black pepper.

If you don’t like the hotness of pepper, add only 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder.
Place every ingredients in a blender and blend till everything mix well.

Taste and adjust the salt and black pepper.
Strain the mixture in a strainer.

Your healthy yummy watermelon cooler/mocktail is ready.
Take a glass and put some ice in it. Pour the watermelon cooler over the ice. Garnish with tulsi or holy basil leaves and watermelon scoop.
Serve chilled. Enjoy……

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I would love to hear from you. Please give your feedback if you like the recipe.