Turmeric banana shake, another great post-workout food..
We’ll be staying apparently in Guerrero Negro for a few days at the Malarribo Hotel collaborating with Tony, the owner, in designing a few gardens to start growing their own veggies and herbs for the restaurant. This excites me and not at the same time. Part of me already miss pedaling for hours and hours, miss the open space of the road and the desert, feel my heart pounding hard. At the same time I’m happy to stay here long enough to meet some people, do some work and hopefully teach a yoga class or two. That I miss a lot.
Our last long ride was last Saturday, which means we did nothing but rest for the last four days. OK, we did move a bit, biking around town in Bahía de los Ángeles, a little bit of swimming and some yoga. But nothing that would actually make me tired or help produce endorphins in the quantities I’m used to. I really needed the rest but already feeling anxious for some serious movement. This morning we went for a short jog around the edges of one of the many salt fields around Guerrero Negro, just 20 to 30 minutes with a few abs after, but was good. Now sitting at the coffee house and getting hungry can’t stop thinking about a turmeric shake I made almost everyday the last week we were in Ensenada. With high quantities of potassium, manganese, vitamin B6 and C it’s a great option for supplying your body with some of the most important nutrients needed in tissue recovery. It also has flax and chia seed, to it will load you up with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein and both are proved to help lower bad cholesterol and help balance the sugar level in the blood. And with the addition of turmeric and it’s healing properties, it’s ninja fuel!
In a couple of entries before we have mentioned about the therapeutic properties of turmeric; one of the basic spices in asian cuisine, turmeric is a root with amazing power. It’s anti-inflammatory action, that is as strong and effective as many medications but without side effects, makes it very useful in sports nutrition and in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, it also has proved to help prevent cancer, detoxify the liver, slow the progression of Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and if that wasn’t enough, it does wonders for the skin. In India, specially in the old times, women used to rub turmeric in their faces to keep their fair complexion and prevent infections and skin diseases.
So, here’s the recipe for this tasty turmeric-banana shake:
1 large banana, 2 teaspoons turmeric powder, 1 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon grounded flax seed, 2 teaspoon chia seeds, blend it all together and enjoy!!
Here’s to your happy running:)