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Spiced Turmeric Nut Mix (FGR Style)

June 19, 2017

 

We love simple, easy and good for you snacks. This recipe is full of nutritional goodness, good fats, and the amazing anti-inflammatory spice, turmeric.

 

There are over 200 different compounds in turmeric but the one that gets all the attention is curcumin. It is curcumin's powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to inhibit the growth of bad bacteria, parasites and pathogenic fungi (bacterial viruses like the flu) and, it functions as a first-line protector of our gut and intestinal walls^.

 

So this snack is really something to go nuts about!

 

Ingredients

2 cups mixed raw nuts
2 tsps organic coconut oil (melted)
1 tsp of Heal'r ‘Rooted’ organic turmeric spice blend with dandelion root (or see below for a "make your own" version*)
1/2 cup coconut flakes.
pinch sea salt

 

Method

Preheat oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan-forced) and line a tray with baking paper.

 

Placed melted coconut in a glass mixing bowl (saves staining plastic ones) and add Heal'r (or your own turmeric spice mix*) and a pinch of salt. Stir well. Add mixed nuts and stir to coat evenly.

 

Place mixed nuts on lined baking tray and ensure that are laid out in a single layer.Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.

 

Remove, add coconut flakes and turn mixture on the tray with an flat spatula. Place back in the over for another 5 minutes until golden brown – check after 3-4 minutes as nuts can burn easily.

 

Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving or storing in a air-tight container.

 

These are delicious served warm as part of pre-dinner drinks when friends come over!

 

 

 

*Make you own turmeric spice blend.

4 tsp of turmeric powder,

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

 ½ tsp ground cardamom and,

a few good cracks of the black pepper grinder (this makes curcumin more bio-available to your digestion system).

 

Mix well and use a 1 teaspoon in place of the Heal'r powder. Store the remainder of the spice blend in an airtight jar for next time - or add to moroccan soup or your favourite curry.

 

^ Nagpal M, and Sood, S, 2013, ‘Role of Curcumin in Systemic and Oral Health: An Overview’, Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine, vol. 4, no. 1, p.3.

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