Sports Injury Smoothie Recipe, or another way to take Turmeric!
Well, I have never been athletic, but I have an injury that is common to athletes...I seem to have injured my rotator cuff. Carrying babies around and nursing them in sometimes not the best positions over the last 20 years has put a lot of strain in my rotator cuff. I had a flare up a year or so ago and then another that began last night as I was stretching too much to reach something in a high cabinet. I woke up this morning in a lot of pain. Showering and dressing were very difficult. Pain is minimal if I am careful about not moving my arm in a certain way.
So, my first thoughts are - comfrey to increase cell regeneration in the tissue and turmeric for the inflammation. I am not fond of swallowing capsules and wanted my comfrey fresh. I also don't like turmeric in milk and so I made up this recipe. I have made two of them so far and it is quite tasty! The turmeric is not noticeable at all.
Here is what I did:
- 2 small to medium cucumbers, cut into large cubes. (I had maybe 1.5 cups of cubed cucumber.)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (to make the turmeric work better.)
- 1/8 teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 large or two small fresh comfrey leaves
- 1/4 cup milk kefir (contains fat which helps the turmeric work better.)
Blend in blender until smooth.
This was a cool and refreshing drink. It was a bit odd tasting, but by the second one I was liking it a lot. I think I will try adding a few mint leaves next time. My ten year old said it was not bad. (That is a compliment! ) My 12 year old said it was weird. My almost 3 year old took a sip and made a face but didn't spit it out. :) I will let you know how the mint affects the taste.
~Mama to Many~