5 creative ways to sneak turmeric powder into your diet

5 creative ways to sneak turmeric powder into your diet

Dear Snackers,

With its abundance of nutritional benefits, turmeric powder is revered as the royalty of all superfoods. This bright-yellow herbaceous perennial is known to have anti-inflammatory, immunity boosting, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and a natural painkiller properties.

We are sure that you have heard about turmeric powder before and its amazing health benefits. The best way to reap its benefits is by consuming ½ - 1½ teaspoons each day - which can be a challenge because turmeric powder has a dry texture and a slightly bitter flavour profile.

If taking your daily dose straight-on with a spoon first thing in the morning doesn’t appeal to you, here are 5 alternative ways to sneak turmeric into your everyday diet that can be enjoyed by all - without leaving a bad taste in your mouth!

 

cartoon of milk, turmeric powder mixed together to create golden milk

1. Golden Milk

Combine one cup of the milk of your choice, one teaspoon powdered turmeric, and one teaspoon powdered ginger. Bring to a boil, allow to cool, and enjoy! Optional: add one teaspoon nutmeg and/or cinnamon.

 

Cartoon picture of a bowl of soup, ginger, carrots, and turmeric powder

2. Add it into Soups

Add turmeric into soups! Mix in half a teaspoon of turmeric into your bowl of soup to get your daily dose without the bitter taste. My personal recommendation: lentil soup

 

Cartoon picture of eggs cut in half

3. Hide it in your eggs

Next time you’re making scrambled eggs or an omelette in the morning, mix in a teaspoon of turmeric. The flavour of the eggs will mask the bitter taste.

 

Cartoon picture of a can of oats, oat meal in a cereal, with turmeric powder on the side

4. Mix it in a Bowl of Oats

Whether you’re preparing overnight oats or warm oatmeal on the stove, sneak in about a teaspoon of turmeric for a nutritional boost.

 

Picture of a turmeric banana smoothie, bananas, and turmeric powder

5. Turmeric-Banana Smoothie

If you really can’t get past the bitter taste of turmeric, this smoothie is for you! The sweetness of the honey and the banana perfectly masks the bitter taste of the turmeric.

 

Turmeric flavoured makhana, popped water lily seeds, fox nuts

Bonus: Makhanas

The quickest (and most delicious) way to get your daily dose of turmeric? Snacking on a bag of golden turmeric Makhanas. All of turmeric’s health benefits in a crunchy and cheesy on-the-go snack. Need I say more?

Feel like we missed a great food to sneak in some turmeric powder?  Comment below and let us know!

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