Turmeric is one of the most health promoting spices that you can have in your pantry. To describe it very briefly it is good for skin, joints, mucus membranes, cleansing the blood and reducing the inflammation. It has been an irreplaceable ingredient in my journey to clear skin. Regular consumption of turmeric aids in prevention and treatment of various health issues. It is ideal to use for muscle health and recovery by adding it to your post-work out meal. Turmeric also aids digestion by creating a lining around the stomach and eliminating harmful bacteria and improved gut health leads to reduced inflammation in the body which in turn prevents many diseases. Turmeric has so many health benefits that it is worthy of having its whole separate blog dedicate just to this magical yellow spice. and I will try to cover it in more detail in my future blogs. It is said that to experience all of its health benefits it is recommended to consume at least one teaspoon of turmeric everyday, so here I am sharing seven delicious ways you can spice up your life with turmeric.
1.Add it to porridge
Adding turmeric to porridge is a great way to kickstart your day. Not only is adding turmeric to porridge is great for your health but it also gives a vibrant yellow colour to your porridge bowl.
2. Blend It
If porridge isn’t your thing, smoothies is another way to have an awesome breakfast and start the day with your daily dose of turmeric. I add turmeric to most of my smoothies, you can play around with quantity and figure out the amount that works best for your taste buds. Try adding turmeric to your favourite smoothie blend and see where it takes you.
3. Rice and shine…
Planning to make any rice dishes for lunch or dinner? Don’t forget turmeric, adding turmeric to rice is another great way to up your dose of turmeric intake. Turmeric gives rice a more reach flavour and a nice yellow colour which will complement any dish that you’re making.
4. Soup it
Turmeric is a great addition to soups, you can either add it to the broth or add it along with vegetables when cooking the soup. Either way, it will give your soup a beautiful colour and an amazing taste in addition to all those health benefits.
5. Chai your luck at turmeric tea
Adding turmeric to tea or chai can be super healthy, delicious and an awesome way to have more turmeric in your life.
6. Golden Milk
If you haven’t tried golden milk before, you’re in for a treat. Deemed as a very potent drink in Ayurvedic medicine it is recommended to drink a glass every day before bed to prevent and treat various ailments. To learn more about the benefits of Golden Milk here ( http://www.naturallivingideas.com/turmeric-milk-benefits/) is an article that discusses its benefits in more detail.
The preparation of Golden Milk is quick and simple. Pour any plant based milk into a pan on low heat, any milk would do but coconut is recommended in Ayurveda due to its high fat content that helps lubricate the body from the inside. Add turmeric and a dash of black pepper, you can leave it at that or you can also add cardamom, cinnamon, coriander or any other spices to taste. Heat the milk to its desired temperature, do not bring it to boil. To sweeten it up you can add maple syrup, agave or any other healthy sugar alternative of choice.
Golden milk is on of my favourite night time drinks. I love to snuggle in my bed with a warm cup watching a movie or reading a book.
7. Imagination is the Limit.
There is not limit as to how you can use turmeric for cooking. Feel free to experiment and add it your favourite dishes daily. From baked potatoes, to salads to sauces to beverages.
These are seven of my favourite ways of consuming turmeric. Did you find these seven tips helpful? Let me know by commenting below. Was there something that I did not mention? I would love to hear your thoughts.