In Ayurveda turmeric milk is used for coughs and colds. It is thought black pepper aids in the absorption of turmeric’s healing properties. Turmeric itself helps stop inflammation in the body and is used to help relieve swelling and pain. Turmeric is thought of as ‘natural aspirin’ in Ayurvedic medicine. Ginger is used to help bolster your immune system, and is commonly used to aid in digestion. This drink packs a powerful punch of health benefits and increases hygge all at the same time.
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Turmeric Milk Recipe
2 cups non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, hemp, etc.)
½ inch piece fresh turmeric root, peeled & sliced or 1 tsp. Turmeric powder
¼ tsp. Ginger root powder
1/16 tsp. Cinnamon
Pinch fresh ground pepper
Rounded ½ tsp. or more sweetener to taste (such as maple syrup, raw honey)
Add non-dairy milk, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and pepper to a blender. Blend on high speed until turmeric is completely pulverized.
Pour turmeric milk into a saucepan and heat to a gentle simmer, or pour into a milk frother and heat to desired temperature.
Pour into a large mug, stir in sweetener to taste and serve hot.
With love and gratitude,