3 Ways to Eat More Turmeric (& why you should)
Today I have THREE recipes for you.
And they’ve all got turmeric.
Now we have 3 science-y sentences.
Turmeric is part of the ginger family and its extract, curcumin, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. Some research is suggesting that consuming more anti-inflammatory foods may be beneficial for disease prevention in later life. More research needs to be done on if a particular diet leads to low-grade inflammation in the body and if this inflammation actually has the potential to cause disease.
Regardless of the mumbo-jumbo, current research encourages adding a variety of spices to your life. Hello, turmeric (…and ginger and cinnamon and curry). But today we’re talking turmeric. Don’t get distracted.
Now. Turmeric tastes like…earthy, bitterness. It’s true. If I ever met someone who said they loved turmeric I wouldn’t trust anything they said again. Truth. But there are plenty of ways to add some turmeric to your life where you won’t mind the flavor.
Add turmeric to your eggs.
Eggs are yellow. Turmeric is yellow-orange-ish. This obviously means turmeric and eggs were MFEO Sleepless in Seattle-style.
I made 2 scrambled eggs with a couple dashes turmeric + black pepper + cheddar cheese + smoked salmon + feta. Served with some Terra veggie chips I was sent to sample.
Blend turmeric into your smoothie.
This is a breakfast favorite when my body is screaming “GIVE ME SOMETHING FRESH!”. This is clearly a lighter breakfast and I definitely need a mid-morning snack on days I eat this.
I use 1/2 frozen banana + 1 cup spinach + + 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder + 4 ice cubes + 2/3 cup milk + 1 tablespoon honey + 1/2 tablespoon almond butter + 1/4 teaspoon turmeric + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
And one more thing to do with turmeric is put it on crispy, crunchy chickpeas.
Here’s what I did: 1, 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed/drained & patted dry. Toss with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil + 1/2 teaspoon turmeric + 1/2 teaspoon paprika + 1/2 teaspoon chili powder + 1/4 teaspoon black pepper + pinch sea salt. Bake at 400ºF for ~20 minutes, stir 2 times during cooking.
This doesn’t mean you should eat turmeric at every meal from now on out. This just means eat your spices. Ginger, cinnamon, garlic, cumin…eat ’em all. A dash here and there can really add up.