November 9, 2016

Turmeric Almond Flour Crackers

Turmeric Almond Flour Crackers

After making turmeric chai almond milk earlier this week, I wanted to find a way to reinvent the remains. I decided on almond flour crackers. I’ve also decided that I’ve said turmeric more times in the past week than I have in my entire 24 years. So I won’t say it again. Instead I’ll just tell you the recipe is below along with a few nutritional fun facts below!

What you need:

  • 1 cup almond milk pulp – I got mine by making Turmeric Chai Almond Milk
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Combine melted coconut oil with 1 cup almond milk pulp.
  3. Roll out on parchment paper (I just used my hands). Spread based on how thin you want your cracker.
  4. Cut into squares.
  5. Poke holes in crackers (at this point the batter was still not dry – that’s okay!)
  6. Place in oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Take out of oven and flip over. At this point they will be dry enough to hold together.
  8. Bake for another 15-20 minutes.

Recipe inspired by Detoxinista

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Turmeric

Turmeric, or curcuma longa, has been used as a remedy for a vast array of diseases, including: “biliary disorders, anorexia, cough, diabetic wounds, hepatic disorders, rheumatism and sinusitis” (Chattopadhyay, Biswas, Bandyopadhyay, & Banerjee, 2004). Curcumin is the main yellow bioactive component of turmeric, and is “anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti carcinogenic, antimutagenic, anticoagulant, antifertility, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antiviral, antifibrotic, antivenom, antiulcer, hypotensive, and hypocholesteremic activityes.” (Chattopadhyay, Biswas, Bandyopadhyay, & Banerjee, 2004). Its antiinflammatory, anticancer, and antioxidant roles may help control rheumatism, carcinogenesis, and oxidate stress-related diseases.

Turmeric is reportedly more effective than NSAIDs, relieving pain and inflammation in both RA and post-operative trauma (Caffrey, 2016). It’s also a plant-based chelating agent, helping to remove heavy metal accumulation. In addition, it’s an herbal modulator of the phase I detoxification system, which is responsible for beginning the transformation process of detoxifying foreign substances, so that they are ready to be eliminated from the body.

Chattopadhyay, I., Biswas, K., Bandyopadhyay, U., & Banerjee, R.K. (2004). Turmeric and curcumin: Biological actions and medicinal applications. Current Science, 87(1), 44-53.

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