#Trending Turmeric has had a lot of publicity lately, seems to be the new health craze and with good reason…
What is it?
Turmeric is a plant derived spice from the ginger family. It is used in Indian cooking which they have been using for thousands of years. It is also what gives curries and dishes its yellow colour.
By having just a teaspoon a day can have significant effects on your health. It is a powerful antioxidant that studies have shown it to reduce the risk of developing diseases such as brain, heart and dietary derived illness and also prevents development of cancer, cancer cell growth and Alzheimer’s disease. Also has been linked with aiding weight loss, That is some powerful yellow superfood spice!!!
How we can use it? Grated Fresh or Dried Powder
+ Add it to scrambled eggs and frittatas
+ Flavour roast vegetables
+ Add to rice and pilaf
+ Add to fresh juices or smoothies
+ Soups and Dahl
+ Add to Steak and Chicken spice rubs
+ Turmeric Tea
+ And the latest Turmeric lattes
Here is an easy smoothie recipe that can be whipped up in the morning before work/school or for an after school treat my kids absolutely love this and have no idea there is all the extra healthy goodness of chia seeds and turmeric in it. Healthy and Delicious!
Mango, Banana & Turmeric Smoothie
An easy smoothie recipe with the added goodness of turmeric and chia
1 cup frozen mango or 1 fresh mango (if using fresh you will need to add some ice)
1 tsp white chia seeds
1 tsp turmeric power or grated fresh
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp honey
1 tsp coconut oil
1.5 cups almond milk or coconut water for non dairy option
- Add all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blitz till smooth
- Topped with extra black chia seeds and coconut chips