Cool of with a refreshing Turmeric Lemonade naturally sweetened with maple syrup!  A new Dietitian Nutritionist approved recipe from our Orchard Park family practice.

Turmeric Lemonade Recipe

This simple lemonade recipe is part of a detox recipe series created by Inspired Health Group Dietitian Nutritionists.  It can be easily made ahead of time before a busy week or weekend to keep you refreshed.  Suggested serving size is 8oz daily.  Before taking any supplements or making dietary changes, it is always a good idea to consult with your healthcare provider to identity what is safest for you.

Ingredients

Recipe makes ~8 servings:

  • ½ gallon filtered water
  • 1 large knob of fresh ginger about 3 inches
  • 1 cups chopped fresh turmeric root or 1/8 cup ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorns
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice about 10 lemons

Directions

In a large pot, bring water, ginger, turmeric, and peppercorns to a boil and cook for about 15 minutes.

Turn off heat and let steep for another 30 minutes as liquid cools slightly.

Strain into a large pitcher or other storage container, discard solids.

While liquid is still slightly warm, add maple syrup and stir to dissolve.

When cooled, add lemon juice and refrigerate before serving. If the drink tastes too strong, add more water to taste. Drink 8 oz daily.

 


Turmeric Facts

Origin:

Turmeric is a plant in the the ginger family and is native to Southeast Asia.  It is grown commercially in India and across Southeast Asia. 

Uses:

Turmeric is used in Ayurveda and other traditional Indian medical systems.  It is also used in Eastern Asian medical systems such as traditional Chinese medicine. In India, it is traditionally used for disorders of the skin, upper respiratory tract, joints, and digestive system.

Promoted as a dietary supplement for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory infections, allergies, liver disease, depression, and many others, turmeric's effects remain studied by western medicine to understand its possible benefits.  Many know turmeric to have anti-inflammatory due to its curcuminoids compounds, which have been associated with a positive effect on various diseases.

When taking a new supplement or making diet changes, it is always a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider to help you navigate what is safe for you, especially if you have an underlying health condition.

 

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic & National Institutes of Health

 


 

Want to learn more about nutrition and how a Dietitian Nutritionist can help you manage disease and reach your health goals through diet?  Contact us today at Inspired Health Group!  Patients can message their care team through their patient portal for more information.  Our Orchard Park team is here to provide you with full and complete care!

 


 

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