Monday, 7 July 2014

Warm Turmeric Balance Bowl

I like to enjoy this particular warm bowl of oats on cold and windy winter mornings.  

There is nothing quiet like going out for a walk in the fresh winters air and then coming home to a warm bowl of porridge.  Particularly one that has amazing anti-inflammatory properties.

Turmeric has a natural anti-inflammatory compound.  Now don't get me wrong, a little inflammation in the short term is incredibly important.  It helps the body fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage.  Without inflammation, pathogens like bacteria could easily take over our bodies and kill us.  Although short term inflammation is beneficial, it can become a major problem long term and inappropriately deployed against the body's own tissues.  This is a problem and it is this chronic inflammation that is now known to be a contributor to many common Western diseases.

Turmeric can inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation.  Therefore, anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is of potential importance in preventing and even treating and inflammation causing disease.  So sprinkle Turmeric on everything (I do!)

So to make this warming balancing bowl of goodness you'll need:
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 cup water (or enough water to cover the oats in the pot, I normally do this by site)
  • 1 tablespoon of LSA mix
  • 1/4 cup of activated nuts
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
How its done:

  • Add the oats, water and spices to a pot and whisk with a fork to get all the spices combined.
  • Bring the oats to the boil, stirring (this should only take a couple of minutes)
  • Then pour into a bowl, then add the nuts, LSA mix and shredded coconut
  • I like to smash my nuts up in a zip-lock bag before I add them to the top
Then sit in the sun, or the warmest part of your home and saviour each and ever mouthful.  Ahh bliss


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