Happy Fall! It's my favorite season of the year. I've definitely been feeling more down lately trying to cope with my interstitial cystitis pain, but I'm trying to look at all the positives and start a blessings journal this Fall. I'm also trying to get creative with my meals since I've had to cut out several foods I love during this flare. I'm also adding a lot of things to my diet that will help with inflammation. Food is medicine!
Today I wanted to share a smoothie I created this morning! I've been reading a lot about the spice turmeric. I recently listened to a podcast about PCOS that talked about how great turmeric is for conditions of inflammation like PCOS and endometriosis because the spice has anti-inflammatory and medicinal properties and can help with a long list of conditions and diseases. I immediately thought about my interstitial cystitis (which is basically inflammation) and bought a jar of turmeric. Maybe I can help my IC and PCOS at the same time;) I also LOVE smoothies and usually have one every day. I experimented this morning and created one with turmeric that was delicious and masked the flavor of turmeric since I don't really care for the flavor by itself.
- 1/2 avocado (for creaminess)
- 1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 tsp turmeric (next time I'm going to try 1/2 tsp)
- 1/4 tsp Ceylon cinnamon (Ceylon can help with blood sugar)
- Handful spinach or kale
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- Add ins: I added my supplements I'm currently taking- 1/2 tsp maca
Blend in blender for about 20 seconds with 2 cubes of ice and enjoy!
If you want to read more about turmeric and the amazing benefits, check out this article.
I also found this amazing Golden Milk recipe I'm going to start drinking daily. I think it will be such a comforting treat this Fall/Winter since I miss coffee so much!