Turmeric Coconut PB2

I made a turmeric recipe. I’ve resisted because I don’t want to be cliche and do what everyone else is doing (which is posting a million turmeric recipes), but at the end of the day, I do like turmeric. So here we are.

This PB2 has a tiny amount of coconut oil in it. This has multiple benefits, the main two being a richer texture and a smooth, coconut flavor. That rich texture and flavor work well with the earthy turmeric, if I do say so myself. You could use coconut butter, technically, but I rarely have that on hand (but I always have coconut oil as it is my preferred cooking oil). 

I was surprised with how well this paired with a variety of oatmeal recipes. Sure, it probably wouldn’t be great on Thin Mints Oatmeal, but turmeric, despite its distinct flavor, actually can be combined with other common flavors like both cinnamon and chocolate, making it very compatible with many (most?) of my recipes. Try it on Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal or Brownie Batter Oatmeal. If you like really bold flavors, you might even like it on Spiced Brownie Baked Oatmeal!

Random Recommendations:

  • [tunes] “I Dare You” by the xx
  • [things] if you like essential oil diffusers, try a mix of sweet orange (3-4 drops) with rosemary (1-2 drops). You’re welcome.

Turmeric Coconut PB2

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 2 tbsp plain PB2*
  • 2 tbsp water*
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp virgin or extra virgin coconut oil (one with a distinct coconut flavor)
  • optional: sweetener, to taste (I didn't need it)

How to make it:

  1. In a small bowl, add water a little at a time to the PB2. Don't add the water all at once; that way you'll be able to choose the consistency you want. I find stirring with a FORK the most effective method.
  2. Stir turmeric and coconut oil into PB2.
  3. If adding optional sweetener, stir in now.
  4. Add to the top of your oatmeal of choice and enjoy!

Just an FYI:

*I sometimes use 3 tbsp of PB2 because 2 tbsp doesn't feel like a lot. If you do this, increase the water to 3 tbsp as well.

You could also stir in shredded coconut for flavor and texture.



About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

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