Regardless of the season and the weather, this cocktail always works.
But I especially recommend it to you during periods of intense infection, Winter, early spring and whenever you need extra reinforcement.
Anti-inflammatory yellow cocktail is great for children who often catch cold and catch upper respiratory tract infections.
For small allergies we can also serve a powerful dose of health as the cocktail does not sensitize – it is completely gluten free, lactose free, nut free (if you use rice milk) and contains no refined sugar.
Dries and cleanses the body (millet), anti-inflammatory and analgesic (turmeric) and adds energy (banana)*.
The addition of vegetable milk (almond or rice) makes it lactose free.
The pinch of cinnamon will enrich the taste, enhance the action of turmeric, and for courageous pinch of pepper, which will make the action even more powerful.
Unrefined coconut oil will give you silky and wonderful coconut aroma.
The cocktail is also recommended to all those who have problems with blocked sinuses.
The only modification you can make to increase the drainage effect of mucus from the mucus is to replace the banana – baked or cooked apple, which has a drying effect and does not chelate the body.
* use a very mature banana, one that is already covered with brown spots. But why?
Bananas as an excellent source of easily absorbed energy include valuable potassium, magnesium and fiber. It is wrongly believed that bananas are fattening and therefore are eliminated from the diet. They contain a lot of carbohydrates, but they still give you a feeling of satiety for a longer time and are very nutritious, especially when we feel down and tired.
However, diabetics should avoid bananas in their diet, especially those that are ripe.
Why should we eat very ripe bananas (those that already have brown spots on the skin)?
- Ripe bananas and those with brown spots produce a substance called TNF (tumor necrosis factor). This substance strengthens the immune system and stimulates the white blood cells to act at the time of inflammatory reaction in the body.
- With the banana ripening, the starch contained in them turns into glucose and fructose. Thus, such bananas are easier to digest and sweeter (we can use it cleverly in preparing cocktails, sheikers, cookies or pancakes by reducing or not adding sugar or other “sweetener”).
- 1 small very ripe banana
- 7 oz of rice or almond milk
- 2 tablespoons of cooked millet (or in the express version, flakes that do not require cooking)
- 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric (or ½ teaspoon freshly curried turmeric)
- 1 teaspoon of unrefined coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- A pinch of pepper - for brave and want to maximize the anti-inflammatory effect of curcumin
Banana peel from the skin, cut into pieces and throw into the blender. We add vegetable milk, yams, turmeric, cinnamon and optionally pepper. Mix it to get a smooth cocktail.
Good to know:
Fresh turmeric is sharper and more intense in taste. It also has a stronger effect than powdered form. Turmeric contains curcumin – the active ingredient, thanks to which the spice has such amazing properties. In Indonesia and India turmeric is used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, improving digestion and improving liver function. This is the basic ingredient in curry spices, most of the blends used to prepare rice and vegetables.
Turmeric gives a beautiful yellow color, so it can be successfully used as a natural dye, for example, to deepen the colors of omelets, the vegan version of scrambled eggs (with tofu), baking cakes and cookies, rice or as an additive for yellow and orange soups (eg pumpkin or red lentil).
What to keep in mind?
The maximum effect and benefits of using turmeric are obtained in combination with piperine – alkaloid in the outer layers of black pepper and with the addition of fat (turmeric is dissolved in fats, hence its additive).
If we care about dehumidifying the cocktail, serve it at room temperature, as cold drinks increase mucus secretion.