3 Delicious Ways To Add Turmeric To Your Diet

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Unless you don’t keep up with natural health at all, you’ve likely noticed the huge boost in popularity of the herb turmeric.  Finding it out of stock at my local health food store yesterday was no surprise to me.  The fact that it helps so many different health conditions is a good reason why it has become so popular.

Besides being one of the most powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory herbs available, turmeric is also a great herb to heal coughs, fight cancer, and prevent Alzheimer’s.

Turmeric is a common spice for Indian foods and I must confess that I’ve never used it as an actual food spice, but I have been using it in other ways to get its benefits in my family’s diet.

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3 Delicious Ways To Add Turmeric To Your Diet

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1. Golden Turmeric Milk

I greatly enjoy this healthy, frothy drink.  It seems to be a drink that adults enjoy more, but some children may find it delightful too!

Golden Turmeric Ginger Milk

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Raw or Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric, powdered
  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger, powdered
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon, powdered
  • 1 Pinch Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Raw Honey

Directions

Step 1
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Step 2
Heat on medium low heat until warm and frothy.

healthy smoothie with turmeric, vanilla, cinnamon and coconut milk

2. Fruity Turmeric Smoothie

Smoothies are a nightly happening at our house.  You can use milk as the base, but I use straight homemade kefir to give my family the best probiotics possible.  We drink our smoothies at night so that the probiotics can nourish and repair our systems while we are sleeping.  When we make smoothies, turmeric almost always makes its way as an addition.  Smoothies are a fun, easy way to consume a variety of herbs.

Fruity Turmeric Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Kefir or Milk
  • 1 Large Banana ((preferably frozen))
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Fruit like Cherries, Pineapple, Mango, Berries
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger
  • 1 tsp. Flax, Pumpkin, or Chia Seeds

Directions

Step 1
Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

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3. Chocolate Coconut Turmeric Truffles

Chocolate Coconut Turmeric Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Raw Honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Turmeric, Divided
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut
  • 1/8 Cup Pecans or Other Nuts

Directions

Step 1
Mix together coconut oil, cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, cinnamon, and honey until smooth.
Step 2
Roll mixture into balls.
Step 3
Finely shred coconut if needed and mix with chopped nuts and 1 teaspoon of turmeric.
Step 4
Roll truffles in the coconut topping.
Step 5
Refrigerate.

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How do you add turmeric into your diet?