Utilising functional spices in your recipes to support a healthy lifestyle is a wonderful way to start the journey of healing from the inside out, or boost an already naturally nourishing lifestyle. Turmeric is a spice that is regaining popularity lately for a variety of reasons.
Spices have been the foundation of many traditional diets and cultures but unfortunately, somewhere along the way, the Western culture lost sight of the power to heal. Encouragingly, we are seeing a revived level of interest in understanding the impact of what we eat and drink on our overall health.
It’s a liberating feeling to know that we have the power through natural foods to support the healing that our body needs.
Equal parts soothing and invigorating, turmeric lattes hit that spot when you’re after a caffeine-free drink with a bit more sass that a herbal tea. The unique Daily Healer blend includes pepper to super-charge your body’s absorption of turmeric’s healing properties.
Makes 1 latte
1 Tbsp. turmeric latte drinking powder
1 cup milk (coconut or nut milk are delicious options)
In a saucepan, place milk and latte drinking powder; stir with a whisk over a high heat until warmed through and powder dissolved. Serve as is, or pour hot ingredients into a high-speed blender or milk frother for a true latte drinking experience.
Thyme and turmeric bliss balls
These two traditionally savoury flavours — turmeric and thyme — make an exciting pairing for your next batch of bliss balls. Nuts, fats and healing spices make these the perfect snack and are just like giving your insides a big high-five.
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 cup almonds
½ cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup coconut oil
3 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 2 lemons
2 Tbsp. turmeric drinking powder
Pinch of salt
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until the almonds have been cut down and the ingredients are well blended.
Take 1 tablespoon of the blended mix and roll into balls, then roll in desiccated coconut and place on a tray. Pop the tray in the freezer for at least one hour to harden.
Store the bliss balls in single serve zip-lock bags in the freezer, then grab and go in the morning on your way to work, or when you are after a quick and easy snack.
About the author:
Sarah Macartney is a natural medicine expert, yogi and founder of Daily Healer. Visit the website for more about their mission and products, or to purchase her own blend of Daily Healer Turmeric Drinking Powder; www.dailyhealer.com