Image courtesy of Rob@ http://www.healthspan.co.uk/
I’ve already mentioned how much I love turmeric and have included lots of turmeric recipes on the blog already. Today is the perfect anti-inflammatory recipe: a warming blend that can be served cold or warm. It provides anti-inflammatory benefits, iron and magnesium.The cashews make it high in fat but an extremely nutrient-dense drink.
A note about Ingredients
- You can use store-bought cashew milk or make your own (note, if you do this avoid ones with carageenan added as this can irritate the gut. I’d recommend Plenish or Rude Health)
- If buying them then stock up in bulk. I have mentioned bulk buying nuts in my Poundland haul post and That Protein also do bulk cashews (you can get 20% off with my code here) I then use my trusty Nutribullet and it does a decent job of blending them if they’re presoaked (which will not only make them easier to blend but also easier to digest as it breaks down the phytic acid- which can interfere with absorbing the amazing benefits of cashews.)
- Adding black pepper helps the absorption of turmeric and shouldn’t effect flavour. Always use organic turmeric; you can buy this is supermarkets but I recently started using Lucy Bee’s turmeric it’s organic, comes from one source but also is so much easier to use than a sprinkle version (you can therefore just scoop out a spoonful directly making much less mess and making it easier for smoothies!)
- -1 cup of cashew nuts or cashew nut milk
- -1 tablespoon of turmeric
- -1 teaspoon of cinamon
- -1 sprinkle of black pepper
- -Honey for sweetness (optional)
- 1. Soak Cashew nuts overnight. Cover them in a bowl or water and cover with a teatowel.
- 2. Once soaked, wash cashew nuts thoroughly. Then place in a blender with 1/4 cup of water. Blend well for 30 seconds.
- 3. When mixture is blended, pour into a saucepan. Add the turmeric powder, black pepper and cinammon.
- 4. Keep stirring ingredients until fully heated (Around 3 minutes)
- 5. If desired, add honey for sweetness.
Predicted potential nutrient values:324 calories, 24.3g fat, 4.8g saturated fat, 14.4g carbohydrates, 8g sugar, 10.7g protein, 0.1g salt, 2.1g fibre (using fresh cashew nuts)