• October 1, 2016

    Turmeric & Ginger Immunity Smoothie

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    Well, it is officially cold season. Everyone around here seems to have it – the bug that mostly stays in the background but just won’t go away. It surfaces every few days with an evening or morning of feeling definitely under the weather, then recedes again.

    My son started preschool a few weeks ago, so that doesn’t help. I dropped in toward the end of one of their classes and they were singing a song with instruments. Every time they finished the chorus, they’d pass their instrument to the person sitting to their left, and accept a new one from the person to their right. Very cute, and exceptionally effective at sharing a wet sneeze among the whole group.

    We’ve been taking daily probiotics, practicing lots of hand-washing, eating lots of soup (to the dismay of my soup-loathing husband – seriously, who hates soup?!), and doing whatever else we can to keep healthy.

    Like the immunity smoothie! The sunny, golden hue makes me feel better just looking at it.  Made with orange juice for cold-busting vitamin C, manuka honey (which has known antibacterial properties), ginger (to warm up from the inside) and turmeric (an anti-inflammatory), and immune-boosting probiotics.

    Ginger and orange are delicious together, and the turmeric just blends in – it just has a very subtle earthiness. Trust me, it tastes really good (I wouldn’t drink it otherwise).

    Enjoy, and stay healthy!


    Turmeric & Ginger Immunity Smoothie

    A gingery smoothie packed with secret ingredients to kick cold season to the curb.
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Course: Drinks
    Cuisine: Canadian
    Servings: 1
    Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


    • 1 cup 100% orange juice
    • 1/4 cup kefir or plain yogurt
    • 1 tbsp manuka or other honey
    • 1/3 oz piece of ginger about 1" of root
    • 1/8 tsp ground turmeric


    • Combine all ingredients in blender and blend for about 30 seconds, until smooth and frothy.
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    Hi, I'm Jennifer Pallian, BSc, RD. I studied cooking, baking and food chemistry in a university lab, have years of experience as a professional test kitchen recipe developer and providing technical baking support to bakeries and home bakers. Want to know why your bread didn't rise? I've got your back.I now work full-time as a blogger, putting the years of science and baking to work right here. On Foodess, I share the best recipes in my arsenal - tested-till-PERFECT recipes for cozy baking, easy recipes for weeknight meals and delicious globally-inspired comfort food, plus lots of science-based cooking and baking tips. Welcome!

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