Boost your meals with turmeric
Here are 8 easy ways you can use turmeric in daily life to give your food and your digestive health a boost.
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1. Blend into a smoothie
Try blending a handful of ice, frozen spinach chunks, frozen berries, almond milk, a banana, with half a teaspoon of turmeric. The spice could help your body fight inflammation, perfect if you drink your smoothie before or after a workout.
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2. Simmer milky tea with a pinch of turmeric and a little honey
Unlike a regular latte, you don’t need any coffee to create this natural energy booster. Gently warm a cup of almond or coconut milk in a pan. Whisk in half a teaspoon of turmeric, plus some powdered ginger and cinnamon, with a teaspoon of coconut oil.
3. Whisk into scrambled eggs or tofu
Stir the powder into scrambled eggs or tofu, dust over the top of poached eggs, or add to omelettes. The mild earthy taste is an ideal partner.
4. A golden coating for veggies
How about tossing your roasted root vegetables with a little turmeric powder just before serving? Or dust your homemade potato wedges or sweet potato chips with the golden powder.
5. Stir into your leafy greens
Bump up your leafy green veg’s nutritional profile even more by stirring a teaspoon of turmeric powder into the dish of steaming hot greens just before serving.
6. Blend into vegetable soup
A dash of turmeric powder is the perfect addition to homemade soups, especially if you’re feeling under the weather and need a soothing ingredient to help your body heal. It gives a lovely mild and creamy taste with just a subtle hint of spice.
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7. Lightly sprinkle onto white rice
Turn your white rice golden by adding turmeric powder. Sprinkle it over your cooked rice before serving or you can add turmeric to the cooking water as your rice is simmering.
8. Sprinkle on avocado
This delicious snack is full of fibre, which means it can keep you feeling fuller for longer. Eat it on its own or mash it with salt and black pepper and enjoy on it crackers.