Ginger, Turmeric & Beet Elixir
Some people call them restorative drinks, others deem them wellness beverages. Whatever the name, the drinks are packed with flavor and good for you, too. They are meant to be sipped and enjoyed slowly (versus wellness shots or protein drinks knocked back on the way out the door). Clinical studies have shown that Turmeric Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a powerful antioxidant.
While you can purchase ready-made concoctions at the grocery store, nothing beats a fresh, homemade drink. Try this recipe from McCormick, or two other healthy drinks: Pineapple Mocktail and Spiced Cucumber & Apple Juice Booster.
- 1 cup fruit juice, such as passion fruit or mango
- ⅓ cup unfiltered cider vinegar
- ⅓ cup beet juice
- 4 hibiscus tea bags
- 2 tablespoons ginger, ground
- ½ teaspoon organic cardamom, ground
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric, ground
Stir all ingredients in pitcher, beverage container or large liquid measuring cup until well blended. Cover.
Refrigerate overnight to extract flavor from hibiscus tea bags. Remove and squeeze tea bags dry, releasing liquid into elixir. Discard tea bags.
Stir elixir right before serving. Pour into small beverage glasses.