Citrus sunrise turmeric tea is a hydrating and anti-inflammatory drink. It's sweet all on its own and super refreshing. It's an anytime type of beverage, but I love it in the morning. A simple recipe that can be put together in minutes!
Any drink with orange juice is a yes for me; I crave that sweet sunshine juice all year round! I have used both old-school hand juicers and manual citrus extractors. The manual extractors work great and are budget-friendly or for someone who's not sure how much OJ they will regularly drink. Currently, I'm obsessing over an electric citrus press, which I'd recommend to any orange juice fanatic that craves the ounces in high quantities.
I decided to go electric after I started juicing 32 0z every morning. Saturating my cells with vitamin C and thoughts of palm trees just felt like an excellent way to start the day. Michael, my husband, caught whiffs orange in the air, and now he too required sunshine in a glass. More oranges and more cranking caused my manual extractor to lose a bolt. While the electric is a dream and subsequently yields more juice, the manual was suitable for travel or when electricity isn't available. Like when I used to make OJ in the back of my Subaru, on lunch, just for that midday citrus pick-me-up.
The dream is for a home with a citrus grove, to step outside barefoot, walk to the trees, gather my oranges to bring inside, and press just minutes from harvest. Until then, I'll walk a mile to the produce section of Costco, dodging daydreamers with oversized carts just for their large bags of oranges.
Turmeric Stain Warning!
Steeping the roots in boiling water for 5 minutes while juicing the citrus is all you need to make this warming drink. If you're not used to working with turmeric, you'll quickly learn it's an easy mess. If it so happens you find yourself with a yellow stain on your countertop, making a paste with baking soda and water usually does the trick. Any food from nature that heavily stains must contain a concentrated package of good-for-me nutrients i.e., hibiscus, berries, pomegranates, cherries, etc. I try to add these types of foods daily.
Turmeric and Ginger Powerhouse
Both these roots are PACKED with anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting nutrients. Ginger has compounds called gingerols that act as painkillers and turmeric is a known blood purifier. Both are versatile and work well in cooked meals, desserts, smoothies, and teas. They also come in supplement form if desired.
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