Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dreamy Turmeric Tea



I've been reading a lot about the health benefits of turmeric lately. Pretty impressive stuff: "antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities"...and the list keeps going.

I always have turmeric in my pantry....I am a curry-loving kind of girl!
So, after reading on Dr. Weil's site about how the Okinawans {of the island nation} have the longest life span & drink tons of turmeric tea, 
I was definitely inspired.
I found a recipe for a creamy tea, that I love.
I make it with almond milk, ginger root, spices, and just a touch of sweetness.


Jay and I have really been digging this at night. A big, warm cup of creamy turmeric tea...it's like a healing, bedtime elixir. Yum.

Dreamy Turmeric Tea
adapted from Mark's Daily Apple

Serves 2

2 cups unsweetened almond milk
A one-inch slice of ginger root, peeled
1 teaspoon turmeric, divided
1/4 teaspoon cardamom, ground, divided
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground, divided
3 teaspoons raw honey, divided

Place the almond milk in a saucepan. Slice the ginger root into 1/4 inch thick slices and toss into the milk. Bring the milk to a simmer and then turn off the heat. Let ginger steep in milk for about 20 minutes. {If you don't want to wait for this....you can skip the steeping, just bring the milk to simmer with ginger slices}.
While milk is heating, take measure half of the turmeric, cardamom, and cinnamon and add a half to each mug. Top spices with half of the raw honey in each mug.
When milk has come to a simmer, turn off the heat. Place a few tablespoons of hot milk into each mug and stir to blend the spices and honey with the milk. Divide the rest of the milk between the mugs and stir well.
{If you like foam....pull out your trusty frother and go to town. 
We like bubbles at our house!}
Savor and enjoy.

2 comments:

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