It kicks! Turmeric, strawberries, beet and more make a drink as punchy as it is colourful….Turmeric is that pungent, bright yellow, woody-tasting spice that promotes proper metabolism, healthy heart and clear skin It’s great for stomach ailments, blood cleansing and – would you believe – sprains?
The taste? .......... Unique… From Lost Knob comes a final offering: A tantalising beverage with fascinating mouth feel. Pungent and woody turmeric notes come through strongly and leave an intriguing aftertaste amplified by the woodiness of the beet and counterpointed by the tang of strawberry and orange…
The vibrant ‘red on red’ hue is deeply intensified by the golden stain of the fresh turmeric….... The palate is long and slightly acrid ..And I apologise if I’ve pinched anyone else’s recipe, but I haven’t seen it anywhere else and this was so good I had to christen it and make it public.
1 chunk peeled turmeric (broad bean sized)
4 large strawberries
¼ head of radicchio
1 chunk of beet (volume of a golfball?)
quantity inner heart celery
2 navel oranges - juiced
water to get the blender going
dash of maple to help the strawberries
Blend and enjoy. (The celery is just a few baby pale stalks and leaves from the heart).
NB The turmeric I used in first rendition of this must have been super strong because in the remakes the flavour has not come through as much.
If you are able to get hold of some keep adding it until you get the right balance of tastes!