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9/21/2020 0 Comments
There is a chill in the air today, which makes me think of turmeric tea, aka "golden milk."
I first learned about the power of fresh turmeric three years ago, when I was a CSA member at JennyJack Farms. Each week we received a beautiful box filled with the vegetables that were harvested that week. We were introduced to several interesting and new items this way. I loved looking up recipes and trying to figure out what to do with our weekly bounty.
When I looked up turmeric recipes, I found out that there is evidence that it is a highly medicinal root. Here are some of it's benefits:
1. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
2. It may help prevent cancer.
3. It may help improve brain function.
4. It may lower the risk of heart disease.
5. It may help with mood.
I began making turmeric tea and drinking it before bed. It is delicious, and it helped me relax and prepare for good sleep.
These days I get my turmeric at Kroger. I usually buy more than I need when they have it, and I freeze the extra. In a pinch, I will use powdered turmeric, but it definitely is not as tasty.
2 C milk of your choice (I use almond milk)
1" piece of fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped (or 1 t turmeric powder)
1" piece of ginger, peeled and chopped (or 1 t powdered ginger)
1/2 t cinnamon
1 t coconut oil*
1 t peppercorns*
1. Place ingredients in a sauce pan and let come to a gentle boil.
2. Turn heat down and let simmer for 10 minutes or so. (You may alter the time, depending on how strong you like your tea.)
3. Strain the tea into two mugs.
4. Add maple syrup or honey to taste.
5. Garnish with a little extra cinnamon.
*The peppercorns and the coconut oil help with the absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric.
Sometimes I will make a double batch and keep it in the fridge. That way I all I have to do is warm it up.
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Kim is a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and group fitness instructor. She is a mom of two grown kiddos, and a former elementary school teacher. Most days, she can be found training clients, prepping food, thinking about food, or writing about food. She is also obsessed with mindset and habits. She is a 9w1 on the enneagram.
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