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5 turmeric recipes you never thought of

There’s so much more you can do with your protein powder than just adding it to a shaker. When a clean turmeric protein powder landed on our desk we decided to get experimenting in the kitchen, pronto!

Our GoodnessMe Box Nutritionist Melissa Fine shares some nutritious and delicious recipes using the golden spice Turmeric and clean protein, and by clean we mean:

  • A non-GMO quality protein source, such as a Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) if you do dairy, or a wholefood plant-based protein powder if you’re after something vegan; we love the sprouted and bio-fermented Turmeric Ginger Vanilla Protein from Nutra Organics.

  • No artificial ingredients – be it artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners, often presented as numbered ingredients.

1. Turmeric Ginger Bliss Balls

Not your usual flavour combo, one of these makes the perfect on-the-go snack, pre-workout energy hit or post-workout fuel. Thanks Nutra Organics for the recipe!


  • 1 cup unroasted cashews
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut, plus a little more for rolling
  • 1 cup dates
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp Nutra Organics’ Clean Protein Turmeric Ginger Vanilla, plus a little more for rolling (or sub for 1 tbsp protein powder + 1 tsp turmeric powder + 1 tsp vanilla powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • Optional: 1-2 Tbsp brown rice syrup


Pop the dates and cashews into a food processor or blender (high powered) and combine into a paste.

Add all the other ingredients and whiz until combined.
Roll into balls, with about 3/4 of a Tbsp of the mixture for each ball. Leave half of the balls ‘naked’ and the others rolled in a mixture of 2 Tbsp dessicated coconut and 1 Tbsp Clean Protein Turmeric Ginger Vanilla.

2. Turmeric & Mango Smoothie Bowl

Wish your breakkie smoothie would last a little longer? A smoothie bowl is your answer…so thick you can eat it slowly with a spoon.


  • 1 large frozen banana – peel and chop into chunks prior to freezing in a zip lock bag or container
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 Tbsp Nutra Organics’ Clean Protein Turmeric Ginger Vanilla (or sub for 1 tbsp protein powder + 1 tsp turmeric powder + 1 tsp vanilla powder)
  • 2 generous handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • +- 2 Tbsp milk of choice, to thin a little
  • Toppings: a couple handfuls of your favourite granola and fresh or frozen berries


Add the banana, protein powder and then the spinach to your blender, followed by the milk.

Blend until smooth and combined, but don’t over-blend or the mixture will get too thin.
Pour into a bowl and top with granola and berries. Eat like ice cream!

3. Spiced Golden Protein ‘Shortbread’ Bites

Not your regular shortbread.


  • 2 Tbsp Nutra Organics’ Clean Protein Turmeric Ginger Vanilla (or sub for 1 tbsp protein powder + 1 tsp turmeric powder + 1 tsp vanilla powder)
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch Himalayan Pink salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 2 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp rice malt syrup
  • Optional: desiccated coconut for rolling, and/or raw walnut or pecan halves to decorate


Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined. If the mixture is too try, add a little more coconut oil to bind.

Roll into 10 balls, flattening the tops down a little. Leave as is, or roll in desiccated coconut. These also look pretty with a walnut or pecan pressed on top.
Refrigerate for an hour or until firm, and they’re ready!

4. Golden Porridge

Simply add 1 tablespoon of Nutra Organics’ Clean Protein Turmeric Ginger Vanilla (or 1 teaspoon each of of turmeric powder, cinnamon & vanilla) to the pot when you are cooking your creamy porridge to create a healing morning breakfast. Sweeten to taste and top with shredded coconut and chopped pistachios.

5. Tropical Turmeric Chia Pudding

The taste of summer in a little protein pot of goodness! Another one we’re loving from Nutra Organics.

Serves 4


  • 4 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp Nutra Organics' Clean Protein Turmeric Ginger Vanilla (or sub for 1 tbsp protein powder + 1 tsp turmeric powder + 1 tsp vanilla powder)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Toppings: Fresh passionfruit, desiccated coconut, grapefruit slices


Mix the chia, protein, coconut milk and maple syrup in a container and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, the mixture will have a pudding consistency. If you find it’s too thick, add a little more water or coconut milk.
Dress with your toppings and serve. YUM!

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