Orange Ginger Turmeric Lassi

All the toxins GONE!

Orange Ginger Turmeric Lassi - full of antioxidants! #detoxsmoothie @roastedroot

You guys, I’ve taken up a new hobby since my camera has been in the shop. It’s called White Collar. Have you seen it? Typically, I edit my photos at night because I just can’t seem to get all the tonal curve-y exposure-y vibrance-y things right when I edit them during the day. TOO much light pollution, I say! Anyhoo, no photos to edit = all the Neal Caffrey I can handle. Which lemmejusttellyou is a lot. Those eyes? They must be made out of pixie dust.

I may not have a TV, but I’ve got Netflix, a laptop, and the lust for binge-watching series. Remember how I told you I was watching The Blacklist? POOF done. Yup, just me, my jammerooskis, specktacles held together in the center with masking tape (Harry freaking Potter-style <- oh, what? You thought I’d be all Johnny-on-the-spot about getting new glasses? ‘Tis low on the totem pole of priorities), and hours of crime solving. Stop me if I’m beginning to sound datable.

Orange Ginger Turmeric Lassi - full of antioxidants! #detoxsmoothie @roastedroot

Day 5 of detox drinks and all’s I’ve got to say is orange you glad I didn’t say kale? buh-dum-ching.

What the heck is a lassi?! In case you aren’t familiar, it’s a sweet and tangy yogurt-based drink (popular in India and Pakistan). They contain a minimal amount of fruit (if any), which is what differentiates them from smoothies. I posted a turmeric lassi a year and a half ago, but figured we could all use a zesty little refresher.

Orange Ginger Turmeric Lassi - full of antioxidants! #detoxsmoothie @roastedroot

This orange ginger turmeric lassi is just off the charts with antioxidants. Both ginger and turmeric have been touted as cancer-fighting foods (particularly turmeric!), as well as anti-inflammatories. Anytime you’re fighting the bloat, just infuse a veggie dish or smoothie with ginger and/or turmeric and you’ll be feeling like a skinny mini in no time.

Bonus points: This lassi is also great for improving your blood circulation, as oranges, ginger, and turmeric help get your blood flowing to all the right places. Did you know I have poor circulation? Cold hands and feet all the time. Which makes me a most excellent snuggle buddy in the winter time. A minus 29-degree foot rubbing up against yours? Sign up while the offer still stands. Stop me if I’m beginning to sound datable.again. In order to improve my circulation, I exercise regularly and try to consistently eat foods that improve circulation (other foods that are great for blood flow are salmon, dark chocolate, cayenne pepper, sunflower seeds, garlic, and gogi berries).

Orange Ginger Turmeric Lassi - full of antioxidants! #detoxsmoothie @roastedroot

I prefer using fresh turmeric and ginger, but if you have a difficult time finding turmeric, you can use the dried spice. I’d start with a 1/4 teaspoon because too much turmeric can result in a bitter flavor. Since this is a lassi-for-one situation, I simply used my Magic Bullet to blend it instead of breaking out the big blender.

And just like that, our week of detox bevvies is over! Have a great weekend and bottoms up!

Orange Ginger Turmeric Lassi - full of antioxidants! #detoxsmoothie @roastedroot

Orange Ginger Turmeric Lassi

Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh turmeric peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey or to taste

Instructions

  1. Add it all to a small blender and blend until smooth

 

 

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