Make yourself a cup of this colourful tea and reap the many health benefits.
Curcumin is the yellow pigment in turmeric, a plant of the ginger family best known as a spice used notably in curry. Curcumin, contains many anti-inflammatory properties, and can increase the body’s production of antioxidants. Traditional medicine and modern research have identified curcumin as a safe, natural remedy for inflammation, particularly of the joints. Lowering levels of inflammation throughout the body promotes good overall health. Curcumin is beneficial for skin health, the respiratory tract, cardiovascular health, the intestinal tract as well as neurological support and brain health.
- 2 cups Water (boiling)
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder or 1 inch fresh turmeric root
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger or 2 inches fresh ginger root
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil (or coconut butter)
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (optional)
Add 2 cups of boiling water to your blender. Add turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and blend. You may wish to strain the mixture into your cup with a wire mesh strainer but you don’t have to. Pour into 2 cups and enjoy hot. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup if desired.
Adding a healthy fat such as coconut oil, helps to increase the absorbability of curcumin. Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), an excellent energy source due to their ease and speed of digestion.
Avoid a Mess
Rinse your blender and mugs out right after use to avoid turmeric stains. Use baking soda on turmeric stains if they do happen.
Add all ingredients except water to a mason jar. When ready to drink, just add hot water from the kettle and shake up for a warming, anti-inflammatory drink.
The recommended measurements make a potent flavour, so cut back if you are new to turmeric tea.
Recipe adapted from Joy McCarthy