Recipes

Turmeric Milk

Why is it so good:

I love turmeric and I am always trying to find ways to incorporate this anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich spice into my diet.

Turmeric is the common name for the root Curcuma longa. It is a bright yellow-orange spice used in traditional food dishes from many Asian countries.

Nutritional Science has taken a lot of interest in this powerful plant, in particular, a class of compounds called curcuminoids. Curcumin —  is the main active curcuminoid that is found within turmeric. 

Curcumin has long been hailed for its anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and antioxidant effects.

Studies have shown it can fight against neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases.

Recent research has found curcumin successful in reducing post-prandial — as in after a meal — blood sugar in diabetes.

There continues to be much speculation about the bioavailability of curcumin into the bloodstream. A helpful tip is to add a pinch of black pepper to your meals or take a quality turmeric supplement that contains curcumin.

A natural substance in black pepper called piperine can increase the bioavailability of curcumin by an incredible 2,000 %.

There are many simple ways that you can add this powerful spice to your food, for example:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Smoothies
  • Stir-fries
  • Saute with mushrooms
  • Casseroles
  • Soups

Turmeric Milk makes for a powerful anti-inflammatory and is excellent as a warming, nourishing drink.

A perfect addition to a night time routine to prepare yourself for sleep, why not also try adding an Epsom salt bath and guided meditation — Insight Timer is my favourite — and see how it works for you.


TURMERIC MILK

Ingredients

Makes 1 serve

1 cup almond or coconut milk

1 tsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp organic ground turmeric

pinch of organic ground cinnamon

pinch of ground black pepper

1/2 tsp natural vanilla essence

1 tsp natural maple syrup or raw honey – optional

Method

  1. Whiz all the ingredients in a blender (this makes it nice and frothy) OR whisk well all ingredients into a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil over medium/high heat.
  3. Allow to cool a little before serving.

Tips

Delicious served with my healthy carrot & almond cake recipe!

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