Start your new year off right with this invigorating morning beverage. It delivers a quarter of your daily goal for immune-boosting vitamin C, along with turmeric and ginger, which help quell inflammation. Ginger also helps promote the growth of gut-healthy bacteria, according to new research.
1 Tbsp thinly sliced fresh turmeric
1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves
1 tsp thinly sliced fresh ginger
¼ tsp grated lime rind
Dash of salt
Pinch of crushed red pepper (optional)
½ cup fresh pineapple juice
1½ Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/3 cup seltzer water
Lime slices and mint leaves (optional)
1. Muddle turmeric, mint, ginger, sugar, rind, salt, and red pepper (if using), in a cocktail shaker. Add juices and 5 ice cubes; cover and shake for 15 seconds.
2. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Add seltzer; stir. Garnish with lime slices and mint leaves, if desired.