turmeric nourish bowl
Disclaimer: I am a Vitacost influencer, which means that I am compensated with product, but that in no way influences my review. #vitacostvip
Lately, I've been craving a warm dessert after dinner. My idea of comfort food? A nutrient dense bowl that I sometimes have for breakfast or a snack — it's grain and gluten free, full of healthy fats, and super quick and easy to make.
I added turmeric to it — a spice I've been loving for its anti-inflammatory properties. The result? A filling, comforting, satisfying bowl of goodness.
Read on for the recipe! And bonus — for a review of some Simple Truth products: laundry detergent, dish soap, Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM, coconut flakes, and turmeric (the last 2 I used in this recipe).
A lot of you have asked how I budget my money on food, and other than getting my pantry staples and superfoods for cheap on Vitacost, I also look for brands that give you the most bang for your buck, which is why I thought this review would be helpful.
But anyway — on to the good stuff:
Turmeric Nourish Bowl
serves: 1 | time: 2 minutes | Paleo, vegetarian
- 2 tbsp cacao nibs
- 2 tbsp sprouted pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp bee pollen
- Hot water (enough to cover cereal)
- Empty out 1/2 a packet of the Wildway cinnamon roll grain-free instant hot cereal into a bowl. Cover with boiling water.
- Add turmeric and 1/2 a banana and mix together, mashing the banana as you go.
- Top with the rest of the toppings and anything else you wish, and enjoy!
*Note: if you don't have this, you can make your own with 2 tbsp flaxseed meal, 1 tbsp almond flour, shredded coconut, and cinnamon.
Simple Truth® product review
Ok guys, obsessed with doing laundry and having my laundry smell good, but I also have sensitive skin, which means I have to be careful about which laundry detergent I buy. This one was $9.99 for a 66 load bottle — I got it in the "wildflower" scent.
The biggest thing I didn't like about this was that when I opened it to pour into the washing machine, there were so many bubbles. Like could not really measure how much I was supposed to put in because the top part was all bubbles.
Other than that, the scent was mild but pleasant. When I was folding my laundry, the scent didn't linger; it just smelled clean. I did feel like my clothes were not as soft as they usually are, though.
Ingredients: Water, sodium carbonate, sodium methyl 2-sulfolaurate and disodium 2-sulfolaurate, alkyl glucoside, xanthan gum, sodium chloride, seed oil surfactant, potassium sorbate, sodium citrate, fragrance (bottle made from 50% sugar cane)
Like the laundry detergent, the dish soap is vegan and made without parabens or animal testing. Again, the sensitive skin strikes again — I like dish soaps that are gentler on your hands.
One of the biggest concerns my roommate and I have with the more natural cleaning products is that they tend to not be as effective. This one was fine, though.
Ingredients: Water, alkyl polyglucoside, sodium cocoamphoacetate, citric acid, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, fragrance, organic aragum. (bottle made from 50% sugar cane.)
These 3 ingredients are to provide joint support — my knees especially have been aching recently and it feels like my joints aren't lubricated (???) — not sure if anyone else has ever had that feeling but I can literally hear them creaking sometimes when I stretch #grandmaprobs.
More info on each ingredient (from the website):
- Glucosamine: Building block of joint tissue; helps the body manufacture substances necessary for healthy joints
- Chondroitin: Natural extract from beef cartilage; helps fight the breakdown of tissue and cartilage in the body
- MSM: Provides organic sulfur, which is a necessary component for making collagen, a primary constituent of joints, cartilage and other connective tissues
I haven't taken this long enough to see a difference, but also will keep you updated!
I'm obsessed with coconut flakes. I legit add them to everything, including the recipe I shared above. On yogurt, hot cereal, chia seed pudding... they're so versatile as toppings, and can also be used in homemade paleo granola and trail mix. These are on par with the other coconut flakes I usually get (the Let's Do Organic one).
I definitely use turmeric like no other, so I have to restock often. This turmeric doesn't taste as strong as the Simply Organic one I had before, but it still does the trick.
Hope you enjoy the recipe and the product review! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below, or what your favorite natural product brands are.