turmeric nourish bowl
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 two I used in this recipe; scroll all the way to the bottom for more turmeric uses!).
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.
Turmeric Nourish Bowl Recipe
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, I'm 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's 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
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).
Disclaimer: I am a Vitacost influencer, which means that I am compensated with product, but that in no way influences my review. #vitacostvip