Turmeric when fresh can be chopped or grated into dishes as desired. Keep in fridge for 2 weeks or freeze in a ziploc for longer storage.
When dried as a powder, shelf life is increased to 12 months+.
Turmeric Ginger Tea
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Splash of milk or soy milk
Honey or maple syrup, to taste
Boil water in small saucepan, then simmer turmeric, ginger for 10 minutes. Stir in milk and strain tea into a cup. Add sweetener to taste.
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Sunshine Smoothie with Coconut, Citrus, Turmeric
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (or: substitute yogurt for a thickener)
1 cup chilled unsweetened coconut water
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
Fresh or frozen segments from 2 clementines (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 (1/2-inch) fresh turmeric, peeled and roughly chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon ground), more if desired
1 (1/2-inch) fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar (optional)
1 tablespoon maca powder (optional)
If using oatmeal, blend first until finely ground. THen add remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
Oats will give a gritty texture; may omit and use yogurt instead as a thickener.