Whether Shaken or Stirred, Here’s A Drink For A Healthier You!

Healthy, stress-free living is a desired way of life in Birchwood at Brambleton, which is why we’re constantly on the hunt for programs and resources that focus on one’s well-being: from the head to the toes and inside out! During a recent Facebook Live event, we invited famed nutritionist and registered dietician, Frances Largeman-Roth, into our kitchens (virtually, of course) to share a smoothie recipe that focuses on adding more fruits and veggies to our diets for optimal wellness.

This refreshing smoothie, the Turmeric Twist, can be found in Frances’ new book, Smoothies & Juices: Prevention Healing Kitchen – available on Amazon in September! Located in the anti-inflammation chapter, this smoothie contains turmeric, hemp seeds, ginger and mango which are key ingredients in fighting inflammation. While short-term inflammation aids in the body’s healing process, too much inflammation is at the root of all major diseases, including heart disease and cancer. So pull out the blender, stock up on these ingredients, and show your cells some love!

Turmeric Twist
Makes 1 serving

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • handful of ice
  • Honey, to taste (optional)

Blend, then serve in a tall glass.

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