It’s summertime, a time for delicious, refreshing and nutritious drinks. So why not make this beautiful drink that will also help alleviate some pain and help quench your thirst at the same time?
The recipe is very simplistic. It is so easy to prepare and will also make you feel so good! It contains a few great ingredients that are packed with beneficial benefits.
I beleive we already know the great benefits of orange juice. It is packed with vitamin C, fiber and that delicious taste that we all love.
Watermelon is a great source of the free radical fighting warriors, specifically in the form of vitamin C and lycopene. Other benefits are protecting nerve function, eradicating inflammation, helping to balance our pH level, preventing exhaustion and heat stroke, (hello 90 + degree weather) reducing risk of developing periodontal disease, supporting kidney health and supporting digestion, preventing dehydration and supporting heart health.
Ginger is a spice that is a great anti-inflamatory agent. Ginger is also an effective pain killer, aid for menstrual cramps, improves the effect of osteoarthritis, alleviates allergic dermatitis eczema and aids with asthma.
Turmeric is an ancient spice that has been around and remained popular in India and Asia since 2,000 BC. Curcuminoids are the main phytochemicals that give turmeric its most impressive and wide-ranging health benefits. This root helps heal wounds, promotes balanced mood, eases aches, assist with balancing blood sugar, loosens stiff joints.
So, if this is not a good enough reason to make this refreshing and healthy drink, well I suppose you can spike it with some rum and call it a cocktail! But either way, Enjoy!
Orange, Watermon, Ginger & Turmeric Juice
Ingredients: Serves 4
- 18 ounces fresh orange juice, about 6 oranges
- 7 cups of fresh cubed watermelon
- 3 inch knob of peeled, fresh grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- optional, ice cubes
Place 18 ounces of ornage juice, either fresh squeezed or purchased into a blender. Add in 7 cups of freshly cubed watermelon (seeds removed) a 3 inch knob of freshly grated ginger and 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric. Optional ice cubes.
Useful hints: Freeze fresh ginger to prevent from browning. When ready to use, remove peel by scraping the peel with the back of a spoon.