Turmeric has been used for centuries in India for its medicinal properties. The vibrant colour, and many of these benefits, are thanks to curcumin.
It is a natural anti-inflammatory (which means it’s great to prevent DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness) and antioxidant with a number of other benefits to boot (including it’s delicious taste!).
Here are some of the ways I incorporate turmeric into my diet:
1) capsule form, like these from Amala Pure Health – I take one each day, two if I’m feeling more sore or on the cusp of a cold.
2) turmeric overnight oats – mix oats, dates, cashews, cacao, coconut and turmeric with a milk of your choice, add a spoonful of peanut butter and mix well. Leave overnight and ta-da, the perfect breakfast (just add a sprinkle of granola).
3) turmeric latte – my absolute favourite. All you need to do is add your milk of choice (I usually use Oatly organic oat mylk) with Wunder Workshop Instantly Golden (here) to a milk frother (I swear by this one) and you’re good to go.
4) roasted turmeric cauliflower – cut your cauliflower into florets, put on a baking tray, add coconut oil, garlic salt and turmeric and bake at around 180 until cooked through. A perfect side or great in a salad.
5) turmeric green tea – pukka have kindly jumped on the turmeric bandwagon and created one of my favourite teas.
One little word of warning: turmeric stains EVERYTHING! Be very wary when you’re using it (mugs, bowls, baking trays, towels…..).