Curcumin is one of nature’s greatest miracles. And the easiest way to make sure you’re getting its benefits is with a supplement. But make sure you choose one with at least 90% curcuminoids. Also, look for one that contains piperine, a black pepper extract that boosts absorption. Take between 500-1,000 each day.
Dr. Sears likes to cook with fresh turmeric root. He uses it in everything from scrambles eggs to soups and stews.
Dr. Sears Tropical Turmeric Smoothie
- 1 blood or navel orange (flesh only)
- 1 tablespoon shelled raw hemp seeds
- 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
- ¾ teaspoon grated ginger
- ½ cup mango chunks (I freeze mine first)
- 1½ teaspoons finely grated peeled turmeric
- 4 cup sliced banana
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 cup coconut water
- Pinch of sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If using fresh mango that hasn’t been frozen, you may need to add ice. If it’s too thick, increase coconut water until it reaches the right consistency. Enjoy!