warm turmeric milk

 

Have you ever heard of turmeric milk? If not you are in for a real treat. This time of year with winter quickly approaching our immune systems need a little TLC to ward of those nasty colds and flus. Here is my little secret to beating the cold before it takes over.

Turmeric is considered a healing spice in India and is used in helping heal colds, flus, sore throats, stomach aches and wound healing.

What’s So Great About It?:

According to the Health Chef: “Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric, responsible for the distinct yellow coloring and the impressive list of health properties. Turmeric has been linked to management of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. It is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in manganese, zinc, B group vitamins and iron. The added ginger to the milk is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and has antimicrobial properties. It helps to boost immune function and combat cellular damage. Almond milk is high in the minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium as well as vitamin E so nourishes the immune system.”

This is my go to treat before bed when I need something with a hint of sweetness and warmth to help me get a good night’s rest. What do  you do to prepare for the coming cold weather?

Directions:
1 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
pinch of ground ginger
pinch of ground cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick

Method:
Combine milk, honey, vanilla, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon.
Place over a low heat and whisk until combined.
Serve warm.

Alternative options:
Blend cold turmeric milk with frozen banana, peeled orange and Vital Protein Powder for an energizing breakfast.
or
Add a teaspoon full of tahini to give your body a boost of calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium and dietary fiber.