We’ve all heard that turmeric is a healing ingredient, but why exactly? Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric and offers amazing health benefits. Turmeric is both anti-inflammatory and immune boosting – both big calls when it comes to the health of our bodies as this is what keeps disease and illness at bay.
Specific health benefits of Turmeric include:
– Supports prevention of cancer
– Helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s
– Lowers risk of heart disease
– Treat symptoms of Arthritis
– Protect against liver damage
Read more here about the numerous proven benefits of turmeric.
Not just a morning elixir, our Turmeric tonic shot (a blend of turmeric, ginger, lemon, cayenne pepper, black pepper) is very versatile and can be enjoyed throughout the day, in many ways…
7am Early Morning- Straight up!
Make turmeric the first thing that hits your stomach, for the most potent medicinal hit. As a concentrated blend, it’s strong (in a good way) and will definitely wake you up…if you’d like a bit of extra hydration then just mix with a glass of water.
10am Mid Morning – Super Smoothie
Blend one turmeric shot with 250ml of your chosen liquid (nut milk/coconut water/regular milk etc), 1 Frozen Banana, 1 tbsp good quality protein powder + 1 Medjool Date. Sprinkle with coconut flakes for a protein& antioxidant rich smoothie!
1pm Lunchtime – Tahini turmeric salad dressing
Combine one turmeric shot with half a freshly squeezed lemon, 1/4 cup of tahini, 2 tbsp of olive oil + water depending on the desired thickness for a vegan dressing that’s bursting with flavour and great drizzled over roasted veggies.
3pm Mid Afternoon – Warming pick-me-up
Mix 1/2 a shot in a mug of warm water with a dash of raw honey. Perfect for that afternoon energy slump! This is also a great one for wintry mornings too.
9pm Bedtime – Turmeric Milk
Mix 1/4 of a shot with your favourite dairy or plant-based milk and heat gently on the stove….sprinkle some cinnamon on top and sip slowly.
This one can be kept cold and served over ice in the day for an iced turmeric latte!
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