1. In a pot over medium heat, whisk coconut oil, black pepper, minced and turmeric ginger for 2-3 minutes.
Turmeric has existed for centuries, commonly used for its healing capabilities. You might be familiar with this spice as it’s a critical ingredient in curry. Since we’ve seen a lot of our friends sprinkling it on their dishes and mixing it we believed that we’d turn to Kelly once again to provide us the low-down on this miracle powder. You are likely to want to keep reading if you are as curious as we are about turmeric. From a breakdown of its medicinal properties to a healthy recipe that can be made at home, Kelly went above and beyond to give us the best information on the topic. Let’s get started…
If you’re trying to add more of this spice add garlic into your next chicken dish, then sprinkle it or add a pinch to your hot water. However, if you aren’t adding black pepper as well, you won’t be absorbing the anti-inflammatory benefits…
3. Optional: Pour warm milk and blend to emulsify. Add a few drops of stevia to taste.
1 study found that when two grams of curcumin was ingested, its serum levels were rather low. However, when 20 mg piperine (the active ingredient in black pepper) was added to curcumin, the bioavailability increased by 2,000%! Thus, you have to add black pepper to all turmeric dishes for greater bioavailability.
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We’re firm believers in treating your body well, inside and out. Plus, that golden milk recipe is so delicious! Another huge thanks to our friend and nutritionist Kelly for supplying us with this informative and helpful article.
Here at Team LC, we do not take health and wellness . We are always willing to test out a cleansing or two, register a reliable trainer to help us reach our fitness goals, and call up our resident nutritionist when a health trend lands on our radar. We’ve had holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque on speed dial for quite some time and for good reason. We’re picking her brain on a health hype that we’ve been hearing a lot of lately.
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2. Add almond milk and whisk until the almond milk comes to a slight boil.
XO Team LC
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon organic turmeric
- 1 tbsp organic minced ginger
- a pinch of black pepper
- 4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- stevia drops to taste
Turmeric is worth the hype! Turmeric contains properties called. Curcumin is the greatest “anti.” It’s been shown to exhibit antiviral, anti inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities. And it can benefit your waistline. The liver genes which may enhance your pancreas’s ability and help keep glucose levels in check are activated by curcumin. This balances blood sugar by slowing down the metabolism of carbohydrates after meals.
Do you have some favorite turmeric recipes?
Thanks to Kelly’s recommendations, one of our recipes that are turmeric is a delicious golden milk latte. Even though you can easily choose this drink up at your local health food store, Kelly has provided us an easy to make recipe which you can make right in your own kitchen… Enjoy!