Warm Turmeric Tonic

Warm Turmeric Tonic

 

Warm Turmeric Tonic

Turmeric milk, or golden milk as it’s sometimes known, is warm, filling, cozy and comfy.   I’ve had a bad cold and cough for days now.  And this warm drink totally soothes me.  Turmeric is a staple spice in Ayurvedic medicine and known as a healing spice because of its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It’s also an anti inflammatory. All of which makes this a terrific tonic when you’re dealing with a bad cold, congestion, cough.

Makes: 3 cups

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Ingredients:
  • 13.5 oz can of coconut milk
  • 14 oz macadamia milk
  • 1.5 teaspoons turmeric
  • .5 teaspoon ginger
  • .5 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Dash of black pepper

Instructions:
  1. Add all ingredients but the black pepper to a saucepan
  2. Warm over medium heat while whisking. Do not bring to boil. The longer and slower you heat this up the better it is as that will intensify the flavors.

A couple of notes ::

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🍴The coconut fat helps your body absorb the turmeric better so don’t skip it! 

🍴The black pepper helps with absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric as well. 

🍴 You can use another non-dairy milk.  I like macadamia milk best because I find it creamier. 

🍴You’d think fresh turmeric would taste and be better, but it doesn’t.  

🍴Ginger does taste better but if using you would need to strain the milk (I use a French press) 

🍴Sometimes I add cardamon too.  Fresh crushed seeds from pod are best, but ground cardamom is okay too. 

🍴You can substitute honey for the maple syrup. 

🍴A teaspoon of vanilla is also yummy! 

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