Two of nature's most incredible anti-inflammatory foods, turmeric and ginger, are combined in this delicious end-of-summer cooler. It's super refreshing with ice or without ice it's also a great base for your cleansing shakes in cooler months. If you'd like to have this on the Gut program, substitute berries or extra coconut milk for the mango. Cheers to your health!
For Cleanse and Refresh (with Gut variation)
4 cups cold water
1 thumb sized nub of fresh turmeric (peeled)
1 thumb sized piece of fresh ginger (peeled)
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 ripe mango (omit mango for Gut, and simply add more coconut milk or 1/2 cup berry of your choice)
a few drops of stevia
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Peel ginger and turmeric.
Make a “milk” by blending the water with the coconut, fresh ginger and turmeric for about 30 seconds on high.
Strain well through a fine mesh strainer then return the liquid to a clean blender.
Blend again, adding ice if you want to make it extra frosty (like a slushy) along with the mango, some stevia to taste, and a drop or two of vanilla extract.