turmeric

Best of Christchurch

I apologise for the lack of posts, friends! To be honest, with working full-time, I have’t even had time to Skype my boyfriend! I can’t believe how much CHCH has developed and I can’t wait to go to every new place on my to-go-to list! For now though, here’s a short list of what’s been thus far sampled by my palette:
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Frozen yoghurt sundae with raspberry sauce, fresh berries and dark chocolate by Berry Culture.
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A turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and honey latte from the world’s best cafe (C1 Espresso). image-2-png-18
No doubt, the best pizza in CHCH from Cafe Valentino.
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And last but not least, probably the best chai latte I’ve had here. This is because, unlike the usual sickly-sweet Starbucks variety which everyone sells, Supreme Supreme’s chai was spicaaaay! Now, I use the extra a’s because drinking it was like licking the grounds of a Middle Eastern spice market, but in a good way.

Turmeric Smoothie

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Turmeric is the new Acai. Seriously.

Okay, so it just happens to be trending but it’s also yellow and not only is yellow my favourite color it’s proven by science to make you happy so I made a turmeric smoothie-bowl and I was happy and it was YUM.

But in other, more serious, less children’s-book wording, Turmeric AKA “Indian saffron” is a proven powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, colic and more.

To make this, simply blitz together the following in a blender or food processor:

3/4 cup of milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond)
3/4 cup of mango chunks, fresh or frozen (I used frozen)
1/2 banana
1 tsp turmeric

favourite toppings: (optional)