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Ben Warren's nationwide tour: The Hormone Secret

Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Did you know that the bioavailability of turmeric is increased when you pair it with certain foods?

Turmeric is used to alleviate symptoms of arthritis, asthma, bloating, digestive issues, liver problems, heartburn and headaches. It has also been found to aid in fat metabolism and weight management.

So how do you get the most out of this wonder food? You pair it with healthy fats and black pepper!

The piperine is a key chemical in black pepper that helps with the absorption of curcumin; the active ingredient in turmeric.  This turmeric latte recipe uses both.

The recipe uses coconut oil as the fat source. If you haven’t had a lot of coconut oil before, an increase in fats can cause stomach discomfort in some people. Start with ½ a tablespoon of coconut oil and build your way up.

This recipe serves one person.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1 heaped tbsp fresh turmeric root*, grated (or use approximately 1-2 teaspoons turmeric paste – *see below).
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ tsp of vanilla powder or a dash of pure vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root (or 1 teaspoon ground)
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom (optional)
  • ½ - 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Raw honey or sweetener of choice to taste
  • Pinch of black pepper

Method:

  1. Gently warm the almond or coconut milk in a small saucepan. Watch that it doesn’t boil.
  2. Add turmeric***, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom if using.
  3. Next, combine coconut oil with the mixture and gently heat together until melted. Use a wire whisk or stick blender to create a foam. Continue to stir until frothy and heated through.
  4. Stir in honey or sweetener of choice if desired. It might be sweet enough with the cinnamon and coconut milk (if using).
  5. Sprinkle with more cinnamon (or ground cardamom) and wrap your mitts around a warm mug. 

Notes:

*The turmeric taste is quite strong, so if you’re not sure, start with one teaspoon and build up. 

** To make the turmeric paste, combine 2 parts turmeric powder with 1 part boiling water. Mix and store any extra in the fridge for up to 5 days.

***The turmeric can stain, so be careful of any benchtops or clothes.


Ben Warren presents
'The Hormone Secret'

The Hormone Secret, presented by Ben Warren

Have stubborn weight that just won't budge, energy slumps, painful PMS or menopause issues? Join Ben Warren as he shares the secret role hormones play in your health, why our modern world is working against healthy female hormones and how to naturally heal your hormones and bring them back to balance. This is information every woman needs to know. Learn more and register here. 

Disclaimer: This blog post is for educational purposes only. It is not designed to diagnose, treat or cure. We are all unique, for your individual health concerns it is important to discuss these with a BePure Clinical Consultant or relevant health professional.





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