Turmeric - 3 ways
by Collette White | July 3, 2017
Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you all well! We are all well here
I am going to cut to the chase today as I have loads of information to share with you … all about one of my favourite ingredients ‘Turmeric” … I have ‘facts’ about this wonder herb from my trusted sources and Naturopaths Alisha from Naughty Naturopath Mum and also for the first time, Peter Mullen from Mullen Health. I ALSO have Golden Turmeric Milk and Morning Turmeric Shot recipes for you to enjoy!
Alisha from ‘Naughty Naturopath Mum’ is a Naturopath, blogger, Essence Practitioner and stay-at-home-mum to 2 little ones. Alisha loves and is well known for her passion of Australian Bush Flower Remedies, health, good food and balance.
Peter from ‘Mullen Health Hamilton‘ is one of Australia’s leading Naturopaths, who has helped thousands of people achieve their health goals during his 25 years of practice. Peter specialises in Iridology, children’s health and digestive disorders, and has a particular interest in working out the cause of health complaints that have been plaguing people for a long time.
Turmeric – Naughty Naturopath Mum
This is easily my favourite herb as it’s pytochemicals have been shown to help with everything from alzheimers to cancer but my main excitement is how it helps our gut lining.The main phytochemical or plant compound of this herb that has shown these amazing health benefits is curcumin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. This anti-inflammatory action is directly seen on the mucous membrane lining our gut so any inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis, Irritable bowel or Chron’s disease, will benefit greatly from the regular consumption of this herb (as well as keep you from ageing but I digress, I get a bit excited about turmeric). Curcumin has also been used to assist with weight control and digestion as it stimulates the gallbladder and produces bile. Because bile helps digest fat, experts believe this improves digestion and may help control weight. Studies have found it helps with indigestion and reducing symptoms of bloating and gas. It is a vivid, absolutely gorgeous yellow colour in it’s powdered form (even used as a yellow dye) and wonderfully aromatic so use it liberally in your curries and stir fries. The root looks like a thin piece of ginger or galangal and using it fresh to brew tea or shaved into cooking and dressings is another great way of taking it.
Turmeric – Peter Mullen
1 cup water
½ cup turmeric powder (organic)
4 tblspns coconut oil
1 tspn black pepper
Place all ingredients into a saucepan. Stir continuously over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until it ‘just’ starts to thicken.
Remove from heat and allow to cool before transferring into a glass jar with a lid.
Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
- use in soups, stir fries, casseroles, golden milk
1 cup milk of choice
1 tspn turmeric paste
¼ – 1 tspn honey (depending on your taste buds)
Heat milk in a small saucepan.
Place the turmeric paste, honey and warmed milk into a coffee mug and stir well.
Morning Turmeric Shot
280ml water (or coconut water)
7 tblspns apple cider vinegar (or fresh lemon juice)
3 heaped tspns turmeric powder
3 heaped tspns honey
½ tspn black pepper
Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz extremely well until thoroughly combined.
TMX: Speed 5 – 30 seconds
Store in an airtight bottle for a week.
Take a 30ml shot each morning.
Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon.
Take Care of You,
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“As a Mum of four, I understand what it is like to juggle fulltime work and being a fulltime Mum, whilst wanting to provide a healthy and tasty lunch box for my children that is not going to get sent home without being eaten or have me slaving in the kitchen for hours.”
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