turmeric coconut cauliflower soup
Let’s talk turmeric. The “Queen of Spices”, so called because turmeric, due to the active ingredient curcumin, has powerful healing properties. It helps maintain and support the relief of occasional joint pain and so much more.* Since oxidation and inflammation play such a key role in so many Western diseases and maladies (virtually all of them), turmeric is a easy way to support my overall health. Which is to say, adding it into my daily routines, recipes, and rituals was something of a no brainer.
I’ve been drinking a turmeric, black pepper, lemon, and ginger elixir in the morning for over a year now as the first thing I rehydrate with after sleep, you may have seen me mention it in my slow morning routine guide. A month ago, I started taking Nature’s Way Turmeric Powder dietary supplement and adding it to my elixir instead of chopped root for a few reasons. For one, it’s a certified vegetarian premium extract with 95% curcuminoids with no gluten, soy, sugar, salt, dairy products, or artificial colors & flavors that comes in a BPA free container. And I can throw it in my bag when I travel so I can have my ritual on the go.
As someone who deeply values her routines and comforts both at home and on the road, it’s a switch I won’t be going back from. I just stir ½ teaspoon of the dietary supplement into a big mug of hot water with some freshly cracked black pepper, juice of half a lemon, and a generous amount of grated fresh ginger. I let it steep five minutes, give it a good stir, strain out the solids, and enjoy. That said, it’s a pretty strong potion and not for everyone. So, I didn’t stop there! There are so many other opportunities to incorporate your daily dose of this supplement!
Because it’s so easy to stir into virtually anything, I’ve tried adding Nature’s Way Turmeric dietary supplement to bliss balls, golden milk, granola, stir fries, and this warming soup (I don’t know about you but it’s COLD here!) This golden milk inspired cauliflower soup is a really lovely way to take your daily dose of turmeric, and it’s low carb & plant based yet luxurious & velvety due to the use of coconut milk. It’s compliant with Keto, Paleo, and Whole 30 diets if you’re doing a new year, new you cleanse or living that lifestyle!
And the best part of using the turmeric supplement powder is it’s quick and easy, which I highly value. Slow living isn’t all tea cups & long walks. I’m a full time working mom building a community & business while also working out 5 days a week, writing a cookbook, and traveling the world teaching, writing, and photographing! Not to mention being a wife, friend, and daughter! It’s a beautiful life, but a life this full requires mindfulness and intentional eating to maintain the clarity, health, and energy necessary for me to run on all cylinders. So a dietary supplement I can stir into a simple soup or a cup of lemon tea is a big win.
We have to remember, wellness doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Our lives are complex webs woven of our bodies, the environment, the compounds we eat, the thoughts we think, the people in our lives, what we spend our days doing. When I’m looking to heal or maintain health, diet and thoughts are the first places I look to make changes. But I start with diet. Because our brains, our very atoms, and in some sense our thoughts themselves are products of what we take in. I know that may sound far fetched, but mood and health are inextricably linked to diet. Our diet isn’t just what fuels our body, it’s what it’s made of. We are quite literally what we ingest.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This post was sponsored by Nature’s Way, a company I’m super proud and excited to work with because they share my passion for herbs and natural healing. All opinions, recipes, and photos are my own!