Delicious Recipes to Make with Turmeric
More and more people are turning to natural supplements to support and maintain natural body functions that promote seasonal wellness. Airloom, a supplement that offers users pharma-free natural seasonal wellness, contains many top-quality natural herbs and spices that support your respiratory and immune health.
One of the main ingredients in Airloom that works to keep your lungs filled and your sinuses stress-free is a spice called turmeric, which has many benefits including inflammation support, improved circulatory system processes, and can help sharpen your focus and mental clarity. These are only some of the ways turmeric may improve your health. It’s a super-food!
While you may have discovered turmeric’s power through Airloom, thanks to its ability to improve your overall respiratory health, its benefits are seemingly endless. We think this super-spice deserves a front-row spot on your spice shelf.
Here are a few recipes to try to get acquainted with this delicious, tantalizing-yet-mild spice. Chances are, you’ll be running to the store before you get to the last recipe!
Vegan Spring Rolls with Spicy Turmeric Coconut Sauce
These spring rolls are as gorgeous as they are delicious. We are firm believers in “eating the rainbow”— that is, eating lots of colorful fruits and vegetables full of vitamins and nutrients and fiber, and it doesn’t get much more colorful (or tasty) than these spring rolls. They’re full of all kinds of healthy goodies that will fuel you for the day and leave you feeling full and satisfied.
(Fair warning? This sauce is spicy! Airloom may help with your sinuses, but the heat from this sauce will also surely do the trick!)
- 8 rice paper wrappers
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 medium avocado
- ½ cup red cabbage
- 1 medium zucchini
- 3 mini sweet peppers
- 2 whole carrots
For the dipping sauce:
- ½ cup coconut milk
- The juice of ½ lemon
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
Cut the zucchini, carrots, and peppers into thin matchsticks. Slice the avocado and cabbage into thin strips. Create your spring rolls by wetting each rice paper wrapper for about 15 seconds, then pat them dry. Lay the spinach flat on the paper.
Lay your vegetables on the paper together horizontally. Fold the bottom of the paper away from you, then fold in the sides and then continue to roll the paper away from you. It’s just like how they wrap your burrito at your favorite build-your-own-burrito chain!
To make the dipping sauce, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. The sauce can be stored in the fridge if you want to keep it on hand for other meals (And trust us, you will want to keep it on hand for other meals! Salads, power bowls, sandwiches. It goes great on everything!)
Turmeric Ginger Tea
Turmeric ginger tea is definitely a comfort, no matter what ails you! Soothing on a cold winter night, and perfect for flu season, it’s easy enough to make even on the sickest of days. Ginger can calm an upset stomach and reduce inflammation; in addition to the powerful healing properties of turmeric, this tea can very well send your cold or flu symptoms packing.
- 1 cup water
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- Splash of milk, soy milk, or almond milk
- Honey or maple syrup, to taste
Bring your water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add your turmeric and ginger, reduce the heat, then simmer for another 10 minutes. Stir in your milk and strain into a cup. Sweeten with your desired sweetener and let the healing begin.
Cool off on a hot day with a chilly sorbet, rich in antioxidants and full of nonstop flavor with a sorbet that packs a turmeric punch. If you love ice cream but hate the extra added sugars and fats, you won’t be able to get enough of this irresistibly refreshing sorbet, full of exotic, well-paired flavors. This recipe calls for an ice cream maker, but we think it’s most certainly worth it!
- 2 cups filtered water
- ¼ cup fresh turmeric, peeled and roughly diced
- 10 cardamom pods, seeds removed
- 2 sticks cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon rose buds
- 3 teaspoons raw honey
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan, then add turmeric, allowing the fresh turmeric to simmer for 10 minutes. Add in the cardamon pods and cinnamon sticks, and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes, when the flavors have fully infused themselves in the water. You may want to remove the cinnamon sticks early during this process, as they can become overwhelming. Remove from heat.
Steep the rosebuds in the hot water, like a tea, for 3-5 minutes. You only want a hint of rosebud flavor, so don’t let them steep for too long. Strain the liquid into a bowl. Add honey and lemon juice until you’ve found your perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, then allow the liquid to cool (Pro tip: You can speed this process up in the fridge or freezer if you’re ready for a sweet treat!).
Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and process. Be sure to store your sorbet in the freezer until you’re ready to enjoy!
Turmeric Chocolate Truffles
Still craving something sweet? Try a turmeric truffle, a snack that will satisfy your dessert craving with a dose of healthy fats and antifungal and antiviral properties. This recipe is also raw, vegan, and gluten-free, so if you’ve got friends who crave something indulgent but have dietary restrictions, this recipe will win you major points at the next pitch-in.
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup raw cocoa powder
- 5 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup
- A pinch of salt
- ¼ cup raw shredded coconut
- 1-2 teaspoons turmeric powder
Bring a saucepan full of water to a boil, then rest a heat-safe bowl on top of it to create your very own double boiler. Add the coconut oil to the bowl and let it melt. Whisk in the liquid sweetener, cocoa powder and the salt, forming a smooth, thick ganache. (If you’re really craving that turmeric taste, you can add an extra teaspoon of turmeric to your ganache mixture too!) Place bowl in the fridge for at least an hour to cool and thicken.
While your ganache is cooling, mix the shredded coconut and turmeric in a food processor until the coconut turns yellow. If you want to add more turmeric for a stronger flavor, go for it! Transfer your spiced shredded coconut to a bowl.
Once your ganache has fully cooled and set, it will be firm but malleable. Using a spoon, scoop about 1 teaspoon of the ganache and roll it into a ball with your hands. The heat of your hands will start to melt the coconut oil, so work quickly!
Roll the truffle balls in your coconut mixture, covering each side. Place your finished truffles on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper, and refrigerate for another 30 minutes to set.
You can store your truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, if they last that long!
Turmeric Latte Mix
Turmeric lattes, also known as “golden milk” or “haldi milk”, are immensely popular, and for good reason! They are easy to make, and you can add your own flavors to mix things up, like vanilla, cinnamon, or even coffee. There are many unique turmeric latte recipes available, so you;ll never tire of drinking this delicious elixir.
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. turmeric powder (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/2 tbsp. ghee, butter, or coconut oil
- 1 cup milk of choice or dairy-free alternative
- 1 tsp. raw honey, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice (to taste)
First, blend all the ingredients in a blender or food processor if possible. If you don’t have a processor or blender, add all ingredients to a saucepan on medium-high heat and bring to near boiling. Use a whisk to evenly distribute the spices and oil through the milk.
Here’s an additional tip: Black pepper has been proven to dramatically increase the absorption and effects of turmeric. Try adding it to your favorite turmeric-spiced recipe for even more benefits!
Add turmeric into your diet, but bolster your intake with natural supplements like Airloom so you can breathe easy throughout any season. When you focus on your respiratory health from the inside out, you’ll find that your lungs, your sinuses, and your whole body will feel stronger, healthier, and more vibrant. Add Airloom to your wellness regimen to improve your respiration, and your total health. Get $5 off today with code "histyfits" at checkout.