It looks a little like ginger, until you cut into it and it looks a little like carrot. So what is Turmeric and how does this tiny little orange spice pack so much power?
Turmeric is often called a root vegetable, however its related to Ginger and is in fact a spice. It grows in Southeast Asia & is a staple in Indian & Asian diets and recipes. Its bright orange colour is highly pigmented and is often used as dye. Be careful, it really is powerful and stains quickly and easily!
So what is it exactly that has us so in awe of this little orange friend? Turmeric is best known for its anti inflammatory properties, and we now know that inflammation in the body is the biggest factor in cancer & disease. Inflammation is caused by things such as bad diet, sugar, gluten, allergens, stress, injuries, illness, pollution & pesticides. Inflammation is a sign of your immune system fighting hard and going into protective action. When symptoms of inflammation such as pain, heat, redness, and swelling dont subside quickly, its a sign of your immune system not working properly and allows inflammation to stick around longer than is healthy.
If you dig a little there are a plethora or reputable medical studies that have proven that turmeric and more specifically the natural wonder drug curcumin found in turmeric, have profound effects on fighting many different types of cancer. Curcumin is an incredible growth inhibitor of tumours and has been shown to inhibit the migration of cancerous cells. Although Turmeric alone isn’t a cancer cure, its proven benefits and positive effects are enough to make us add some to our daily diet and hope for the best. Not to mention its potent antioxidant level will leave your skin glowing, so dose up.
You can get turmeric in ground spice form, however we love cold press juicing it for optimum benefits. Our favourite blend can be found in all Coco Bliss stores now in our Immunity Shot: Cold pressed turmeric, ginger, lemon + a little raw honey. Its small in a 30ml shot but its mighty. Try it and see how sharp your concentration becomes and how great you feel with regular consumption.
Turmeric, our true love x
A few months back we had some of the most beautiful, polite, confident children I’ve ever met come into our Bulimba store for a little chat on how refined sugar affects our bodies and moods, and some easy ways to replace refined processed sugars for kinder natural sugars and sweeteners.
These children were from Dream School, a home school based in Rochedale that believes in teaching kids about innovation and creativity and teaching their children outside the box (literally) to challenge their thinking. They had just finished watching “That Sugar Film” and what better place to come in and have a hands on experience enjoying unrefined foods than Coco Bliss.
Here’s a recipe we taught them and its one of our faves. Have a go yourself, its super easy and you can have some fun decorating them with different toppings and in fancy glasses for a delicious decadent tasting dessert that will impress your dinner party guests.
COCO BLISS RAW CHOC MOUSSE
*its important to use Organic Grade Maple from a Health Food store as this is high in minerals and contains no added sugar. Supermarket non organic maple has been heated and processed killing any health benefits
I am: High in fibre ✔
Gluten Free ✔
Rich in minerals & antioxidants ✔
Healthy serve of omega fats ✔
The last two weeks we’ve been working on photographing our new summer additions. We’re adding some fresh new additions to match our gorgeous Summer sun and sticky days and we’re giving some OG’s from way back when a little bit of a rest off the menu.
Think refreshing zesty flavours, gorgeous fleshy young coconut meat, luscious fresh juicy mango, icy cold watermelon frappe, and some new creations inspired by our recent trip to Bali.
Our scrumptious winter toast toppers are here! Choose from 4 delicious flavours :
| Avocado & Kale Pesto |
| Cottage Cheese & Mixed Berry + Goji’s |
| Peanut Butter & Banana + Raw Honey & Chia |
| Cottage Cheese & Fig + Fresh Blueberries |
Available on GF & Rye, serving up until the end of August
Join us each Saturday morning throughout May at Bulimba Memorial Park for FREE Yoga from 8am-9am. What a way to kick off your Saturday morning with a stretch sesh and a recovery protein shake or smoothie for just $5 afterwards. All levels welcome, all ages, beginners don’t be shy there are plenty of us there.
Hope to see you there!
We were lucky enough to have a little feature on the Greath South East recently and would love to share it with you guys. A little snippet of why we created Coco and why we think its so special
These delicious dreamy coconut & lime pops just so happen to be vegan. Not intentionally although it is a bonus, just because I LOVE coconut milk and use it often, so one day when I decided I felt like some home made ice-blocks and had limited pantry ingredients, Coconut Milk was it.
Coconut Milk adds such a yummy natural creaminess and sweetness to the pops. They’re free from refined sugar, vegan, gluten free and so refreshing with a heavenly combination of zest, coconut creaminess & just enough sweetness.
THE HUMBLE COCONUT
We always preach that coconuts are one of the most incredible single food sources on the planet, but it even goes beyond the edible benefits.
I watched a coconut show in Fiji last year where the locals showed us just how important the Coconut Tree is to their community and sustainability. Everything from the trunk (for timber) to the leaves (for weaving baskets, mats, hats, wrapping their food in banana leaf parcels for cooking) to the outer fiborous husk that houses the shell (used to make rope due to its strength & for broom bristles), to the shell itself (used for bowls, shell bras & burnt into activated charcoal), to the inner flesh (used as soft eating flesh, dried coconut chips, pressed to make coconut oil or coconut milk) and then of course the coconut ‘water’ which we love to drink.
If you were ever stranded on an island, coconuts are your hero.
So on that note, here are some facts about one of the coconuts most renowned derivative, COCONUT OIL, and why you should add some into your daily life: