Turmeric has been hailed as a superfood for years, with pretty much everyone going wild over this little orange root. But why? Well, turmeric has many associated health benefits which make it a must-have in your daily diet. Banishing your bloating blues, turmeric is said to provide relief for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), boost and facilitate smoother digestion and combat gas and bloating due to its main compound curcumin which helps produce bile.
Are you in pain or have stiff joints? Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help with the symptoms of arthritis and aid pain relief. If that’s not enough it even helps with skincare, due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, this golden wonder can help to fight eczema, reduce acne scarring and lessen breakouts. The benefits of this food go on and on. It’s definitely worth incorporating into your daily diet, but how does one get started? Read on for Turmeric: 5 Easy Recipes to Ensure Your Daily Dose!
1. Morning Smoothie
This anti-inflammatory smoothie is the perfect morning wake-up call. A perfect introduction to using fresh turmeric in your diet, this smoothie is sweet and creamy and not too punchy for first thing in the morning – make no mistake you’ll still get positive KO effects though!
A warm bowl of porridge can be the perfect cure to a cold winter morning. Switching up your usual porridge for this delicious coconut and turmeric recipe will keep that comfort sealed in and boost the health benefits. Add your own toppings such as nuts and seeds for an even more nutritious boost or keep it soft and creamy with some sliced bananas. Mmm…Divine!
A bowl of this flavoursome broth bring both anti-inflammatory properties from the turmeric and is full of vitamins, potassium and fibre from the leafy greens. It’s also super light so you’ll feel satiated but still full of energy, (no post-food nap required!) and it’s easily adaptable for any diet, just change the stock and dumplings for a vegan alternative.
Buddha bowls have risen in popularity massively with the bowl food trend in the last 5 years. They are perfect for clean, healthy eating and awaken all the senses when you eat, with their vibrant colours and nutrition-packed foods. Of course, you can tweak and adapt the recipe to your personal tastes but this turmeric yogurt dressing finishes any Buddha bowl off perfectly! (You’ll also find you’ll be drizzling this dressing over many more things to make them delicious too!)
I love mango and turmeric raw cheesecakes because they are the perfect sweet treat to banish those cravings without all that refined sugar and processed food. If you’re interested in finding out other ways to do this check out my article: Food Cravings: 5 Super-Healthy Sweet & Savoury Foods that Hit the Spot!
So not only are they a healthy option but the turmeric also brings to the table all of its potent health benefits into the mix. Oh, AND they’re vegan, so great for everybody! What more could you want!?