Turmeric root is a powerful support to body in many ways; it’s properties range from anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant to relieving joint pain and promoting skin health.
I’ve curated two of my favorite recipes to try this warming, healing, and nourishing spice during the winter season. Of course, it can also be used in cooking curries, soups, and stews. It pairs well with cumin and smoked paprika on meats. Try sipping a golden milk latte consisting of turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and black pepper. I always add collagen and adaptogen mushrooms to my golden milk for extra nutrient power.
1-2 cups filtered water
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2-1 inch knob of ginger root OR 1.5 teaspoon dried ginger powder
1/4-1/2 inch knob of turmeric root OR 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
A dash up to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Bring water to boil and stir in ingredients. Leave in lemon rind, ginger and turmeric roots. Let simmer or stand up to 1 hour. Strain, pour into a 32oz jar and refrigerate. Serve as a shot, add into a juice or dilute with water as a tea. Enjoy!
Sun Butter Cups
1/2 cup coconut butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter
1 tablespoon date syrup or maple
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 shallow teaspoons turmeric powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
In a double boiler, first melt down coconut butter & oil, then stir in remaining ingredients. Keep heat on low so nothing boils or cooks. Mix well, remove from heat, then pour into silicone ice cube tray or chocolate forms. Enjoy as a sweet and satisfying treat from the fridge or freezer.
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