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Tuesday, June 9, 2015


"It's Juicing Tuesday"

Strawberry Turmeric Tonic 

It's Juicing/Blending Tuesday!  Oh, yeah right.  It sure has been a while that we had one of these post segments.  Let's get back in the habit.

So, what's in season? Strawberries! 

Organic Strawberries
(the darker the berries the sweeter it is)

If you have noticed in your local stores or your garden, those berries are just popping up in bundles.  The supermarkets are having deals now.  I went to whole foods last week and saw organic strawberries were $3.49!  

"Now in Season"
Grab, grab, grab

How about that!  Normally, they were $5.99.  You got to grab those produce that are in season especially organic.  Keep in mind strawberries are considered one of the dirty dozen produce items.  Why?  Strawberries are usually sprayed heavily with pesticides since they grow low to the ground.  It is very important to go for organic berries.

How about starting to grow your very own strawberry plant?

Strawberry plant kit
(cost $1 at Target Stores)

Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for it to sprout.  I transferred the soil and seeds to one of the garden raised beds.  Maybe that will help.  We shall see.

Now back to our original topic- Strawberry Turmeric Tonic

This tonic water is one of the ways you can incorporate the benefits of strawberries, limes, and turmeric in your diet.  All three have significant benefits to help heal the body from inflammation and to fight diseases.

Strawberries Nutritional Facts:

  • High levels of antioxidants - polyphenols
  • Fiber
  • Heart friendly- increases the HDL (good) cholesterol and lowers blood pressure
  • Low calories
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C - about 8 strawberries
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Boost short term memory
  • Helps burn stored fat
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Promote eye health

raw honey, lime, and organic strawberries

  • 7 cups of purified water 
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 lime
  • 3 organic strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
**Feel free to add more strawberries, lime juice, and more raw honey if you like.

Essential Tools:  Blender, tea pot or pot, pitcher, and mesh strainer


  1. Boil 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder in purified or distilled water.  For about 15 - 20 minutes.
  2. Let the tea cool down and strain it.  
  3. Thoroughly wash off your lime and strawberries.
  4. Slice off the top part leaves of the strawberries.
  5. Squeeze the juice out of the lime.
  6. Add the strawberries, lime juice, and raw honey into a blender. 
Ready to blend away!

Once the turmeric tea is cooled, strained, and in a pitcher then add the strawberry puree mixture.

Pour the strawberry mixture into the turmeric tea

Tip:  The strawberry puree mixture can also be use to make a nice strawberry limeade by just using water.

Wholesome good.  Super beneficial!

Strawberries meets Turmeric

Stir away and chill.

Stir or shake away!

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1 comment:

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