There is no better time than the new year to reevaluate the foods we consume. If you're anything like us, you had your fair share of heavy meals during the last couple months and you're feeling a bit sluggish. This brilliant smoothie was created by Johnelle, one of our head Baristas. It's chock full of anti-inflammatory ingredients that will leaving you feeling satisfied and ready to take on 2015. We have fresh turmeric in the produce department right now, but you can always use powdered if that's what's available to you. Turmeric, which is in the ginger family, is widely used across the world in curries and soups and it's what gives American mustard it's color. It's flavor is mild and earthy and it has a mild heat. It's been touted for its anti-inflammatory properties, making a wonderful choice for folks with arthritis, cancer and autoimmune diseases.
This smoothie, filled with citrus and carrots is a great immune system booster too. Citrus, which is full of Vitamin C is also great for reducing inflammation in the body and the amount of carrots in this smoothie provide over double your daily requirement of Vitamin A. Vitamin A not only aids in immune health, but it helps create healthy skin cells and helps maintain healthy bones.
On top of all the wonderful ingredients this smoothie uses, it's also vegan, using orange juice for its liquid. And for digestive health and a metabolic boost, the addition of cayenne and nutmeg add fantastic flavor. You can look forward to this and more smoothie recipes from our Baristas throughout the year.