17 Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Recipes

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Turmeric is certainly getting lots of press lately - and it's for good reason. It's a powerful natural anti-inflammatory that can help to ease joint pain and muscle soreness as well as soothe the gut.  Turmeric also helps to amp up your body's antioxidant activity, which can help to boost your immune system, as well as helps to protect your heart and brain. While there are so many ways to enjoy this versatile spice, we've put together some tasty recipes from some of our favourite bloggers to inspire you to reap the benefits of turmeric, whether you're craving something sweet or savoury.

DRINKS AND SMOOTHIES

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Lemon Turmeric Tonic // Tasting Page

With lemon and turmeric, this tonic is filled with ingredients that target inflammation.  The drink also includes black pepper, as this helps your body to better absorb turmeric.

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Healing Tahini Hot Chocolate // Strength and Sunshine

Cozy up with this dairy-free hot chocolate which pairs turmeric with other warming spices like cinnamon and ginger. 

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Golden Milk Frappuccino // A Saucy Kitchen

This vegan and paleo frappuccino is wonderfully sweet, light, and creamy - plus packs an anti-inflammatory punch!  It's sweetened naturally with dates, and can be topped with coconut whipped cream if desired. 

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Turmeric and Chai Spiced Cauliflower Smoothie // feast of green

Although it might sound a little strange, we promise that cauliflower works well in smoothies!  It helps to add a creamy texture to your drink, as well as that added serving of vegetables.  The chai spices and banana give plenty of yummy flavour.

SOUPS

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Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Turmeric Chicken No-Noodle Soup // Real Food Whole Life

We're in love with slow cooker recipes for their convenience, and this soup is no exception! If you have an Instant Pot, there's also an option to whip it up super quick. This nourishing soup is also loaded with veggies, making it a great nutrient-packed comfort food.

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower Turmeric Soup // Healthfully Ever After

Roasted cauliflower adds a delicious flavour to this creamy turmeric soup, which makes a wonderful base for toppings like croutons and fresh thyme.

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Warming Carrot, Ginger, and Turmeric Soup // Lauren Caris Cooks

Warm up with this cozy carrot soup which pairs anti-inflammatory ginger and turmeric.  

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Creamy Vegan Turmeric Mac and Cheese // Spinach for Breakfast

Take your mac and cheese up a notch with added turmeric in the sauce and yummy roasted brussel sprouts.  Bonus: this dish is completely dairy-free, as the creamy sauce is made with a blend of cashews and almond milk, along with nutritional yeast for that cheesy flavour.

 

BREAKFAST, SNACKS, & TREATS

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Creamy Maple Turmeric Oatmeal // The Wheatless Kitchen

Start your day off right with a bowl of warm cinnamon and turmeric oats.  Top with maple syrup, your favourite jam, pepitas, and coconut flakes.

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Golden Milk Donuts // Healthy Helper

These baked donuts happen to be gluten-free and high in protein.  Oh, and they are also perfectly sweet and spicy, just like your favourite golden milk.

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Turmeric Muffins // Skinny Fitalicious

Made with coconut flour and sweetened naturally with maple syrup, these turmeric muffins are gluten-free as well as paleo, and make a fantastic snack any time of day.

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Golden Milk Coconut Bark // Jessi's Kitchen

 With a combination of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamon, and black pepper, this melt-in-your-mouth bark is made with coconut butter and tahini. The addition of coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, and cacao nibs mean this is a perfect something to grab when you need a little pick-me-up.

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Zucchini Carrot Muffins // The Awesome Green

With zucchini, carrots, and spinach, these savoury muffins make a nutrient-rich afternoon snack. 

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Golden Milk Protein Bars // Rezel Kealoha

These vegan, no-bake protein bars take everything you love about golden milk and put it into bar form!  We're absolutely in love with the maple coconut butter topping and crunchy coconut chips.

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Raw Vegan Golden Milk Cheesecake // Snixy Kitchen

This impressive twist on a cheesecake is made with a cashew and coconut filling set on top of a almond and date crust.  Don't forget the whipped coconut cream topping!

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Turmeric and Ginger Spice Almond Butter // Better with Cake

This super smooth and gently spiced almond butter packs a nutritional punch! Spread it on your toast, blend it into a smoothie, or just enjoy it from the spoon.

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Turmeric Mango Sunrise Pops // Domesticate Me

These refreshing Popsicle are made with coconut milk, mango, and orange for some serious tropical vibes.  Oh, and there's also spinach blended in for some additional green benefits.