If you haven't heard yet, turmeric has become a buzz word within the health industry and beyond. At the Natural Products Expo West this past weekend there was a wide array of new turmeric products from fizzy drinks to capsules and powders. Some benefits of the root may include anti-inflammatory effects, an immune boost against colds and flus, an effective pain killer, a digestive aid, and so on. It's even boasted as being anti-cancer. *Shrug* I don't know about that, but I am sure it couldn't hurt either :). I am a huge fan of this "super-root." I have been taking Maximized Curcuminoids for about a year now almost daily and my once unbearable seasonal allergies are virtually non-existant. It helps with soreness between workouts for me as well as migraines. This product is a pretty sizeable tablet. so the recipe today will be great for those who can't (or would prefer not to) swallow pills.
We at Vibrant Health recognize March as Bone & Joint health month and Curcuminoids are one of the featured products during this month. What are curcuminoids? Glad you asked. They are the brilliant orange pigments from turmeric with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant atrributes. Curcuminoids were traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to support digestive health, live health, and skin health. We make two curcuminoid products: Cucuminoids 95+ (250 mg) and Maximized Curcuminoids (1000 mg). Both contain black pepper extract for added absorption.
If you want to learn more about curcuminoids, you're in luck. This month you can earn rewards towards discounts & even free product just by watching our Curcuminoids video.
Ok, ok, now for the delicious (and perhaps a little outside the norm) recipe you are looking for:
1 cup unsweetened coconut, rice, or almond milk
1-2 Maximized Curcuminoid tablets
1 tsp coconut oil
Few shakes black pepper
Generous dash vanilla
Raw honey or maple syrup to taste
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
Directions: Our blender is actually powerful enough to grind the tablets right up. If you don't have a blender that can do this, you could use a coffee grinder or pill crusher. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour mixture into saucepan and heat on low until desired heat.
NOTE: Try not to drip the mixture. If you do, be sure to wipe it up immediately as it can stain orange. (I may have dyed a few things in the office kitchen orange – but hey, orange is the new black, right?)
About the author: Kate Shanley is the Social Media Coordinator & Pet Health Consultant for Vibrant Health. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and is also a board certified Holistic Health Coach, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and she's a dog trainer.