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If you haven’t heard of it by now, it’s time to pull your head out of the sand, and get to know turmeric.

The do-it-all spice can be blended with your favorite foods for an extra flavor kick. Photo: Pexels

Gaining traction in 2016 and skyrocketing to popularity by 2017, the spice is being hailed as the next biggest superfood, with seemingly endless benefits.

With summer right around the corner and health continually on all of our minds, we pooled our resources and came up with five healthy, quick recipes guaranteed to jumpstart your turmeric obsession.

Turmeric sprinkled on roasted veggies

Vegetables are healthy on their own; when you combine them with the anti-inflammatory and brain boosting properties of turmeric, that’s pure gold.

We recommend sprinkling turmeric on top of veggies before roasting or baking– you won’t be disappointed.

Turmeric soup

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Find a fresh take on an old favorite with this strategy.

Chicken soup is food for the soul. Take the holy route and try this for an elevated culinary journey.

Turmeric spiced rice

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Rice and spice go together like two peas in a pod. (Sorry, we couldn’t help the food analogies here.)

If you’re looking to try a new flavor, rice is a great conduit for exploring your taste buds.

Smoothies

Drinking your nutrients? It’s not a new concept, but it does continue to hold its value. If you’re not sure about turmeric’s benefits, try implementing it in one of your favorite drinks.

We like this option from Bon Appétit, and think that you will too. Blending multiple flavor profiles, this smoothies takes your turmeric game to the next level.

Tea/Lattes

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Arguably the most versatile concoction on this list, turmeric teas and lattes can be made day or night, whatever your mood.

There are hundreds of recipes out there, but each have one thing in common: the inherent health benefits of turmeric.