Updated: Apr 5, 2020
For centuries turmeric, has been considered the super spice of choice for treating pain and inflammation by holistic healers, medicine men and women and just grandma's home remedies.
I remember coming home from the hospital, newborn in tow, and my mother prepared me mug fulls of fragrant and delicious turmeric tea aka Golden Milk. At said time under, my mother's watchful eye and loving care, I didn't question the depth of the purpose behind consuming this elixir aside from the knowledge that it would aid in my "clean out" post delivery.
Now, years later, I would learn that my mother's wisdom passed down from her mother and her mother before her that this beautiful root has quite an extensive list of health benefits. So if you're like most of us during this terrible pandemic and you are searching for a way to naturally boost your immune system, this is a great choice for you.
NOTE: Traditionally this recipe uses Cows Milk. I have however developed a nasty little milk allergy that has mean't finding different sources of plant based deliciousness to continue enjoying the recipes that I love.
1 tbsp crushed Turmeric
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 stick Cinnamon
2 leaves Bay Leaf
8 Clove Buds
1 tsp grated Nutmeg
1 1/2 cup Water
3 tbsps Coconut Milk Powder
Honey or Brown Sugar to sweeten as desired
note : when choosing your coconut milk powder do read the ingredients. Although thought to be a non diary product many manufactures use milk protein in production of their coconut milk products obviously defeating said purpose.
●To a small saucepan on medium heat add clove, cinnamon, bay leaves and toast for 3-5 mins. (This method of heating aromatics helps to release the natural oils)
●Add 1 cups of water to saucepan and bring to a boil.
●Add crushed turmeric and allow to simmer on a low heat for 2-3 mins
●Whisk coconut milk into remaining 1/2 cup water along with turmeric powder and add to saucepan further whisking mixture.
●Strain steaming liquid into mug and sweeten. (be mindful of the type strainer used turmeric stains almost any porous surface it touches)
●Top your brew with nutmeg further enhancing beautiful flavors and enjoy hot.
When making this recipe you can feel free to replace coconut milk with whatever milk or milk replacement you desire. Whichever you choose i hope you Enjoy.
Thanks for joining me for another session of Food Therapy and i hope to see you soon❤