Ginger has earned a reputation as a powerful herbal remedy for a variety of health problems from poor circulation to impotence. A recent study from the University of Sydney has found that ginger is effective for managing high blood sugar levels, and it has a low glycemic index. Turmeric is recommended for the treatment of diseases and disorders from cancer to diabetes. It contains curcumin which is an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory, so if you suffer from aches and pains that slow you down during the day, these natural anti-inflammatories are your best friend. Chai tea is, of course, a source of caffeine. Combined? You've got a recipe for energy that can last you all day long.
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 Cups of brewed and chilled chai tea
- ¼ Cup rolled oats
- 1 -2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Teaspoon lucuma powder
- ¼ inch fresh ginger root (or ½ teaspoon powdered)
- ¼ inch fresh turmeric root (or ½ teaspoon powdered turmeric)
Brew the chai tea and chill in the fridge until cold. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend till smooth. This smoothie is a much healthier take on the ever-popular chai latte with the same caffeine boost but without all the sugar and dairy that slows you down, plus, nature’s powerhouses.