Turmeric milk is a traditional recipe used in many cultures. Turmeric is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, so there are many benefits to incorporating turmeric into your diet, and this is an easy way to do so. I like the taste of this turmeric milk, and since I don’t drink regular milk, I find that coconut milk is a nice alternative. I usually enjoy this a couple hours after dinner, when I am craving something sweet and I also want something soothing before bed.
Ingredients for 2 servings:
~ 2 cups milk (regular or coconut milk)
~ 1/2 to 1 tsp turmeric
~ 1/4 tsp black pepper
~ optional: 1/4 tsp ginger (powder or fresh grated ginger), cinnamon, honey
Add ingredients to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer for a couple minutes and whisk ingredients together until blended.
Let sit for a couple minutes.
If you use fresh ginger, you can strain it out, although I prefer to eat it to take advantage of its health benefits.
Use any other spices, like cinnamon, that you think would taste good and be a nice addition to the turmeric milk.
You can add a dash of honey to sweeten if desired.
Black pepper is supposed to aid in the absorption of turmeric, but can an issue for those with ulcers.
Turmeric thins the blood, so take caution if you are already on a blood thinning medication.