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These three ground turmeric recipes are a delicious and gluten-free way to start the day.

1. Ground Turmeric & Chia Breakfast Bircher Muesli

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2cm grated fresh turmeric or 1 tbsp (15ml) ground turmeric
  • 1 cup (250ml) almond or soya milk
  • Fresh fruit to serve

Method of preparation:

1. In a bowl, combine oats, chia seeds, fresh fruit or ground turmeric, and almond milk.

2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

3. Serve in individual portions topped with fresh fruit, such as mango.

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2. Asian-style Salmon Kedgeree

This is a breakfast classic with a turmeric twist. (Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (250ml) brown basmati and wild rice mix
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) ground turmeric or a 2cm piece grated fresh turmeric
  • 1 stem lemongrass
  • olive oil
  • 6 sprig onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) curry powder
  • 200g poached salmon or smoked salmon ribbons
  • Fresh coriander to garnish
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs

Method of preparation:

1. Cook brown basmati and wild rice mix in 2 cups of water, with the ground or fresh turmeric and a stem of lemongrass, crushed.

2. Cook until tender, drain, and rinse.

3. Fry spring onions in olive and curry powder; stir in the rice.

4. Toss through 200g salmon and garnish with fresh coriander, a grind of black pepper, and a good squeeze of lemon juice.

5. Slice in hard-boiled egg quarters.

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3. Banana and Turmeric Lassi

Grated fresh turmeric can be added to your favorite smoothie recipes for an added health benefit, or make this lassi, which is a good liver cleanser (serves 2).

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp grated fresh turmeric or 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Method of preparation:

1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth.

2. Dust with ground turmeric and serve.

Here’s how you can make a healthy ginger and turmeric cocktail, as well as enjoy the many health benefits of this ingredient.

Johane du Toit

Johane du Toit

Johané du Toit is the Health Writer at Longevity Magazine. With an Honours degree in journalism from the North-West University at Potchefstroom, she has a keen interest in medical and scientific innovations and aspires to provide the public with the latest reliable news in the fields of medicine, fitness, wellness, and science. Johane is happiest outdoors, preferably near a large body of water or in the mountains, and loves waterskiing, cooking, travelling and reading.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.