Monday, September 26, 2016

turmeric milk

i have been sick (again. surprise surprise) and managed to do absolutely nothing the entire weekend except for catch up on ALL the new junk recently added to netflix. in my quest for a miracle cure to save me from the hell that is being bedridden, i stumbled upon what might actually be just that. and my goodness does it taste DELICIOUS!

in eastern cultures, turmeric is well regarded as a 'healing spice' and used to help everything from sore throats, colds, flus, and stomachaches to wound healing and treatment of abrasions and skin issues. turmeric milk is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and is high in manganese and iron. the coconut oil adds healthy fats and inclusion of peppercorns enhance the absorption of curcumin (the main component found in turmeric) allowing the ingredients in this recipe work in a synergistic fashion and help enhance the nutritional value of each other.

all this being said, this drink is just so incredibly comforting. it warms you from the inside out and feels like its coating all your sore parts as it moves its way around. this would be the perfect beverage to calm you before bed or help heal you when you aren't 100%.

give it a try. i promise you wont regret it. 

tumeric milk

:: ingredients::
2 cups of milk (any kind is fine- traditional recipes call for whole milk, but modern renditions use homemade almond or coconut milk with exceptional results)
1 tablespoon good quality local honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon ground organic turmeric
1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 or 4 black peppercorns
6 or 7 thin slices of fresh ginger

:: directions ::
pour all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a light boil. whisk to combine. reduce heat to low and simmer for up to 10 minutes. strain the milk if you have large pieces of ginger, cinnamon, or peppercorns. serve hot topped with an additional dash of cinnamon. soak in allllll it's goodness!

 enjoy xo