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!
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
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.