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One Thing to Improve Overall Health

Using an ancient root to undo damage, and promote vitality

Okay, okay. You've heard it already.

The benefits of incorporating turmeric into your routine are boundless. The health claims even seem a little far-fetched and over zealous at times.

Yeah, I know.

It takes me a while to jump on a band wagon when there is SO much recent hype over a single product.

BUT! I've said it before, and I will say it again!

When something has THOUSANDS of years of documented use, safe to say there's something to it.

Ancient roots. Or, eh, nodules.

Clocking in at 4,500 YEARS of use, turmeric is crowned as legend in many cultures. Residue of turmeric, ginger, and garlic concoctions can be detected on clay pots in New Delhi dating around 2,500 BCE.

Several thousand years later, Ayurveda adopted turmeric with open arms. Ayurvedic recipes and lifestyle suggestions incorporate this gift from nature, and it is simple to see why. In Hindu culture, turmeric is highly revered as a sacred organism.

The list goes on.

Benefits

Enjoy the many benefits of adding this single plant to your routine.

Lifestyle of healing

If you were born in the last hundred years, you have suffered some level of environmental damage. There is no one miracle plant, supplement, or workout that will undo generations of environmental damage.
 

Feeling more vitality, and ease in your body is a process of layering health-promoting actions into your routine.

As a result, your existence becomes more enjoyable and easier.

Supplementing your life with powerful plants is one layer that can reap many benefits.

Try it, you might like it.

Getting funky with turmeric

You've had a fragrant, rich Indian curry? Or a golden, spicy Thai coconut broth?

Great, you're already enjoying turmeric as an ingredient in the spice mixture known as curry.

Besides a striking color, turmeric also has a distinct flavor --- bitter, savory, and pungent. A pinch will do.

Yum.

In addition to making dishes with a quality curry powder, add some extra powdered turmeric. Culinary creations with Asian inspiration readily lend themselves, and SO easy to whip up on a week night.

Start with some sauteed veggies and protein, cover with bone broth, dollop of coconut cream, and a hefty spoonful of spices for an aromatic, healing supper that packs a turmeric punch.

 

Breakfast boost

Turmeric and eggs are a match made in heaven.

Add a teaspoon to your scramble.

Add a teaspoon to your poaching bath.

Or your pickling liquid.

Warm winter bowl

PERSIMMON TURMERIC OATS

  • 1/2c steel cut oats
  • 1c coconut milk
  • pinch salt
  • teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • teaspoon turmeric powder (or tablespoon juice)
  • 1 persimmon, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter
  • grind of black pepper
  • Optional toppings: pumpkin seeds, chopped almonds, pomegranate seeds, mulberries, golden berries, kumquat slices, shredded coconut, orange zest, pinch of cardamom powder.
  1. Combine all ingredients except persimmon and nut butter.
  2. Add half the persimmon, diced, reserving the other half as a topping.
  3. Cook mixture over low heat until oats are tender.
  4. Top with nut butter,  remaining persimmon slices, and desired toppings.

Smoothie game

HEALING TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

  • 1/2c frozen mango
  • 1c coconut milk
  • 1/2c roasted pumpkin or squash
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter
  • zest of one orange
  • 1 teaspoon maca root powder
  • 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric (or 1 tablepoon juice)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • grind of black pepper
  • 3-5 ice cubes
  1. Blend all ingredients.

Anytime tonic

TURMERIC LATTE

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder (or 1 tablespoon juice)
  • 1 cup brewed yerba mate or tulsi tea
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • grind of black pepper
  • 2 drops liquid stevia (English toffee flavor is GREAT here)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, maca root powder, reishi, cordyceps, ginger, or honey, pinch of anise, clove, or cardamom powder.
  1. In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients and blend on high for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour into warm mug and exhale.

Powder or juice?

If you're lucky enough to find some turmeric root at your local health food store, grab up a good bunch of it.

(I've seen it at multiple Whole Foods too)

This stuff is gorgeous and knobby, and will be blending into the pile of ginger root it's displayed beside at the shop.

You can freeze the roots until you're ready to use them.

OR!

Save yourself some time by pre-processing for easy use, by juicing and freezing.

No juicer?

No problem.

TURMERIC ROOT PREPARATION

  • 2c turmeric roots
  • 3 cups water
  1. Add ingredients to a high speed blender, blend on high for 90 seconds. Strain liquid through fine sieve or mesh juice bag.
  2. Save about a pint of liquid in fridge for immediate use.
  3. Pour remaining liquid into ice cube tray and freeze overnight.
  4. Pop cubes out, and place in zip lock bag for convenient use. 
  5. Disclaimer: Along with your finger tips, your ice cube tray will turn yellow. If it grosses you out, use this particular tray for making savory preparations like bone broth, pesto, herb, and elixir cubes.

 

Protect your immunity, reduce inflammation, improve brain function.

Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.

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