It’s no wonder turmeric’s touted benefits are no longer a secret. From anti-inflammatory to immunity-boosting perks, this nutrient-dense spice is full of flavor and antioxidants.
If you didn’t know, turmeric is grown as a root-like planet (closely related to the ginger family) and has been used in India for thousands of years as both a cooking spice and medicinal herb. It’s packed full of curcumin, a powerful property said to fight cell damage and potentially lower your risk of infections and disease.
Ready to join the turmeric train? As it turns out, there are endless ways to eat and drink this special spice. Here are eight easy ways to reap the benefits of turmeric.
Add some color to your breakfast by mixing turmeric into your scramble or frittata. It’s an egg-cellent way to consume the spice because the flavor remains subtle.
Sprinkle on avocado
Top your avocado toast with turmeric for an added health boost! Mash your avocado, mix in some ground turmeric and a dash of sea salt and black pepper, then spread it onto high fiber bread or rice cakes for a satisfying and nutritious snack.
Brew golden milk
This bright beverage, also known as a turmeric latte, is praised for its many health benefits and often used as a natural remedy to stave off sickness and boost immunity. To brew your own cup, whisk one cup of your favorite dairy or plant-based milk with one teaspoon of turmeric, a half teaspoon of cinnamon, a half teaspoon of ginger, and a pinch of ground black pepper in a small saucepan, then bring it to a low boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Strain it through a fine-mesh sieve into your mug and top it with a dash of cinnamon. Yum!
Blend it into a smoothie
Add a pinch or two of ground turmeric to your favorite morning smoothie recipes before blending. You’ll reap the benefits without modifying the taste.
Craft a cold buster
Just a spoonful of honey makes the medicine go down. So when you feel a cold coming on, mix one part turmeric to three parts raw honey for an immunity-boosting pick-me-up.
Spice up cauliflower rice
Bye bye, bland cauliflower. A dash of turmeric brings color and flavor to an otherwise plain pilaf or side dish.
Toss it with veggies
Toss fresh vegetables – think diced potatoes, root vegetables, and Brussel sprouts – with a dash of olive oil, turmeric, and any other seasonings. Roast the veggies at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, tossing it once in between.
Sip on soup
A nourishing bowl of soup just might be one of the most satisfying ways to up your turmeric intake. Our favorite is a vibrant and vegan spin on classic potato leek soup to soak up all of the flavor and health benefits of turmeric.
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xx, The FabFitFun Team