By now I believe we all know how health beneficial turmeric is. It promotes your overall health and can alleviate and cure a number of medical conditions. You can find it in almost every grocery store, fresh and affordable you just need to know how to incorporate it in your everyday diet. But, for someone who’s new to turmeric, it could be a challenge and you might end up with a large piece of root you just don’t know what to do with. But don’t worry, we’re here to show you 10 genius ways in which you can add more turmeric in your life and enjoy every bite of it.
But first things first, if you’ve never used fresh turmeric before you need to know how to handle it without making a mess.
Turmeric will stain everything. Your hands, your clothes, your counter, your cutting board, your grater, and your food processor. That’s why you need to be prepared.
You could buy a designated grater and gutting board for turmeric, I certainly did and it made my life so much easier. Also, wear gloves and an apron if you’re going to grate it. You don’t need to peel it, just wash it thoroughly and prepare it as you wish.
The anti-inflammatory compounds in turmeric are more bio-available if it’s eaten with freshly grated black pepper and some type of healthy fat or oil.
Smoothies are great but why not make them even greater by adding some fresh turmeric? Prepare yourself the ultimate anti-inflammatory smoothie by grating a chunk of turmeric root or add the whole piece to a high speed blender. Enjoy!
You can increase the nutritional value of the standard egg breakfast by adding a bit of freshly grated turmeric root. Sprinkle while they’re still cooking and kick start your day with this amazing combination.
Make your salads even yummier by grating some turmeric on top of them. If you’re a fan of carrots turmeric will fit right in with a freshly grated carrot salad.
Prepare a nice detox soup and sprinkle some turmeric on top or if you’re out of time, take a can of soup, add some spinach and turmeric and you’re good to go.
Grate into a healthier spin on coleslaw made with apple cider vinegar and yogurt dressing instead of mayo.
You can add it to rice or quinoa, just grate some while they’re still cooking and enjoy the flavor.
- Fancy drinks
Prepare the invigorating golden milk or a turmeric chai tea and start your day full of energy.
- Medicinal honey
Honey and turmeric sounds like an elixir of health but why not add some ginger, and black pepper to make the ultimate medicinal mixture. You can use this mixture to sweeten decaf green tea as well as yogurt bowls.
Make a compound butter with a golden turmeric touch.
This one is easy, prepare your favorite meat-curry and enjoy a delicious lunch.