Turmeric Milk

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    Turmeric milk is a traditional Indian and Ayurvedic beverage that is typically drunk before bed. Similar to what we do here in the States with warm milk before bed. Although, I never really enjoyed warm milk before bed as a kid, I sure do enjoy this delicious beverage. The warming effect it has on the body puts you right to sleep! I also chose to add ginger to my recipe to further enhance the anti-inflammatory properties (especially for the digestive tract!). Honey is optional as a sweetener…but it does also add more medicinal properties! I use coconut milk because it is full of healthy fats and contains lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids and capric acid, which have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do…
    Turmeric has many beneficial healing properties and has been shown to:
    • ease arthritis pain, due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties
    • help the liver detoxify by enhancing liver function, and also enhances the flow of bile (aka gallstone prevention!)
    • boost blood circulation, and also thins the blood (CAUTION to those already on a blood-thinning medication)
    • heal and soothe the digestive tract, and even help prevent ulcers due to the antiseptic properties
    • reduce the pain and fever associated with illness
  • 2 cups coconut milk , or milk of your choice 
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper — the absorption of turmeric is actually enhanced when combined with black pepper 
  • 1″ piece of ginger sliced
  • raw honey to sweeten, if desired 
  • Combine all except for the honey on medium heat. Whish till it starts to bubble.
  • Then turn heat down to low and simmer for about 5 minutes so the flavors meld
  • Strain out the ginger
  • Add honey and stir
  • Makes 2 servings, so you can share the love.

    • Here’s how I keep it on hand for ease of use:
In a small jar combine:
  • 3 Tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp powdered ginger
  • Cover the jar and shake to combine
  • To use: Mix 1 teaspoon of the powdered mix with 1 cup of milk
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