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Turmeric. This is one of those superfoods that have a following so large it can no longer be called ‘cult’. Much like the gluten-free movement, turmeric has made it to the mainstream. It’s a surprising ingredient, known mostly for it’s use in curry and for lending that bright yellow colour to mustard.

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While turmeric isn’t a powerhouse for essential nutrients, (it’s really worthwhile contribution to your DV needs is about 20% of necessary magnesium per two tsp. and 10% of your iron needs)

But what turmeric is really famous for is its antioxidant properties and abundant supply of curcumin. Okay, so antioxidants you know about, they’re pretty common. They attack free radicals in your body. Free radicals cause serious aging, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses. Curcumin is linked to cancer prevention and helping promote liver function.

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So, I am under the impression that turmeric can go in just about anything. Have you ever made a savoury apple pie? This fits right in with those ingredients (if you haven’t and you want my recipe, leave a note in the comments). Sautéing veggies for stir-fries, stews, soups, as a rub for meat… Oh, gosh. Well, you get my point.

But what about drinks? You see drinks for turmeric all over the place, but what are the best recipes? I’ve found three that are pretty much all you’ll ever need.

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Turmeric Tea

  • This is the simplest concoction on the list.
  • 1 tsp. of cinnamon and lemon juice
  • Smidgen of clove, nutmeg and ginger
  • 2 tsp. turmeric (or to taste)
  • 2 Cups of water
  • Honey or milk (optional)

Instructions:

Simmer the cinnamon, lemon juice, clove, nutmeg, and ginger. Strain if you like. Add milk and honey to taste.

Turmeric Milk

  • Two Cups of Milk/Milk Substitute (almond, coconut, or coconut water… whatever)
  • 2 Tsp. Turmeric
  • Pinch of black peppercorns, cinnamon and ginger (Fresh or ground)
  • Bit of honey, coconut oil (optional)

Instructions: combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer for 10-20 minutes. Strain into a cup. Enjoy.

To make it a latte, pour the strained fluid into a blender and blend for a minute. All the froth!

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Turmeric Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen/fresh mango chunks
  • 1 fresh or frozen medium banana (or avocado)
  • 1 tblsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • A dash of sea salt
  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)
  • 1 tblsp. Ground flaxseed (optional)

Get all your ingredients together and blend them up. You can always reduce the fluids in the smoothie if you like it thicker or add more if you like it thinner. But since I normally have these in the morning, they replace breakfast, so I like them thick. You can also reduce fluids to 1/2 cup and add half a cup of Greek yogurt.

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