Turmeric is a spice belonging to the ginger family. Turmeric is what makes curry powder yellow – specifically its derivative curcumin — that is said to be a powerful antioxidant. These bitter, earthy roots are also considered as a cure for everything from arthritis to Alzheimer’s and bowel cancer.
Turmeric has a long history of providing super healing powers. Let’s step back in time to ancient India when turmeric was first used. Thousands of years ago, one of the world’s oldest forms of holistic medicine was born called Ayurveda, which involves cleansing the body from undigested food through plant-based drugs, special diets, massages, mediation, yoga, life style changes and more.
In Ayurvedic cooking (and all curries) turmeric is the star of the show. Turmeric is often prescribed by Ayurvedic practitioners to support the blood, liver, joints, immune system and digestive tract. In India, about 80 per cent of the rural population depends on traditional Ayurvedic medicine. According to MedIndia.net
, turmeric is “five to eight times stronger than vitamin E and stronger than vitamin C, this antioxidant breakthrough may help boost your immunity
, maintain normal cholesterol levels
, and puts the brakes on aging
also has a long list of benefits for you to read through.
If you’re impressed with this miracle root, then it’s time to start experimenting! Lucky for you, there are so many different ways you can include it in your everyday cooking, smoothies, lattes, curries, salad dressing and even cakes 😉
So let’s get inspired by some amazing creations from our talented fellow bloggers…..
TURMERIC SPICE PANCAKES VEGAN CARROT GINGER SMOOTHIE
GOLDEN MILK FRAPPUCHINO
TURMERIC CARROT AND ORANGE JUICE
GOLDEN CHAI LATTE
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY LEMON GINGER TURMERIC ICED TEA
MORNING TURMERIC DETOX DRINK
TURMERIC & MACA SUPERFOOD LATTE
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY LEMON TURMERIC TONIC
TASTES LIKE SUNSHINE JUICE
SALADS + DRESSINGS
FORBIDDEN RICE SALAD WITH TURMERIC AND KALE
FRESH TURMERIC TAHINI DRESSING
GRILLED ROMAINE HEARTS WITH LEMON TURMERIC VINAIGRETTE
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH LENTILS & GRAPES
GOLDEN TURMERIC DRESSING
KALE SALAD WITH GOLDEN TURMERIC DRESSING
TURMERIC CAULIFLOWER RICE, CHICKPEAS, BLACK PEPPER HUMMUS BOWL
30-MINUTE VEGETABLE CURRY WITH QUINOA + RED LENTILS
EASY TURMERIC AND MUSHROOM RICE
YELLOW TURMERIC RICE
SAVORY VEGGIE QUINOA FLAKES
STUFFED EGGPLANT WITH LEMON TAHINI DRESSING
COCONUT CURRY QUINOA RISOTTO
LEMONGRASS INFUSED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
ONE-POT COCONUT DAL WITH SPICED CAULIFLOWER
SAVORY TURMERIC AND HERB ROASTED POTATOES WITH BROCCOLI
BROCCOLI TURMERIC FRITTERS
DAL FRY – A SUPER COMFORTING LENTIL CURRY
CAULIFLOWER TIKKA MASALA
RAW COCONUT & TURMERIC CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
PINEAPPLE TURMERIC CUPCAKES WITH COCONUT FROSTING
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TROPICAL TURMERIC POPSICLES
Of course, you don’t need a recipe to up your consumption of turmeric, just sprinkle some on whatever you are cooking.
CAUTION: it totally stains. If you get turmeric on you (either fresh or liquid), your clothes, hands, everything it comes in contact with will get stained!
Once again, thank you to all the amazing bloggers for sharing their passion for #plantbased eating and recipes!
Dedicated to your health and wellbeing,