Turmeric is a principle herb in Ayurveda (India's ancient holistic health system). Turmeric is believed to cleanse the blood, maintain healthy skin, assists the nervous system, helps the body absorb vitamins & minerals, purges wastes & builds healthy blood. Turmeric may benefit the circulatory system & a woman's reproductive system. Turmeric is believed to keep eyes healthy, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, support the liver, balance blood sugar, help maintain normal cholesterol levels & more!
There are many ways to incorporate Turmeric into your diet by using the herb to season your food, taking a supplement, adding it to smoothies & one of our favorites, as Turmeric Milk. If you decide to add a turmeric supplement to your regimen, we strongly recommend you get a brand that is free from additives. Our personal choice is Organic India. It is bottled in glass jars, has no fillers, is organic & uses ginger to boost absorption.
Ready to make some delicious turmeric milk? You can use fresh organic milk, coconut milk or your own homemade nut milk. We don't recommend store bought milk alternatives due to all of the additives - including the certified organic brands! You want to be healthy right? If you don't have all the ingredients on hand, we have provided links to each ingredient so that you may order them without having to search all over the internet.
1/4 C Turmeric Root Powder
1 TSP Cinnamon
1 TSP Ginger
1 TSP Ashwagandha Powder (optional)
1 C Milk, Coconut Milk, or Homemade Dairy Alternative
1 TBSP Coconut Oil
Honey To Taste
Gently mix the turmeric, cinnamon, ginger & ashwagndha powders together until evenly blended.
Add approx. 1 TSP (or more to taste) of the mixed powder to about 1 TBSP of your milk choice to a matcha bowl or drinking mug & whisk together (with a bamboo whisk if using a match bowl or a metal whisk if using a drinking mug) until a smooth runny paste is formed. Add the remaining milk, coconut oil & honey, whisking vigorously or blend in a blender. Note that without continuous stirring the powders will settle to the bottom of your mug. You can drink the dredges or try reusing them for a second cuppa.
Serve hot: Heat the mixture over the stove.
Serve cold: Add to a blender with some ice.
You can also use the powder in smoothies, add it to coffee or cocoa, whatever appeals to your personal taste. Enjoy!
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