Sometimes it can take me a while to jump on the band wagon of a new, healthy food or drink, but only because there is always something new to try and learn about (exhausting). It’s sometimes hard to find the time to go beyond seeing a post and thinking, ‘Hmmmm, I should try that.’ But, today, I tried it.
First you need to know some of the health benefits of this drink. Turmeric has been proven to be anti-inflammatory, reducing joint pain and detoxes the liver. It only takes less than 1/2 tsp a day of turmeric to reap benefits, which is amazing and totally doable. Ginger, of course, helps with nausea, digestion and is also anti-inflammatory, to name a few. A friend of mine was told by doctors that she wasn’t allowed to have turmeric while undergoing chemotherapy. I’m not quite sure of the specifics (though will try to find out), but that speaks volumes of its potency and power.
This immune boosting, warm and spicy drink will become a weekly staple in my house from now till spring. Ideally you want to use fresh ginger and turmeric root but the ground powders are also great — just be sure they are fresh (not sitting in the back of your cupboard, covered in dust).
I’m thinking the this warm drink will pair nicely with the morning sunrises that rejuvenate my soul every weekend. I’m keen to bring on anything feel-good.
dairy free, gluten free, nut free, vegan
• cup warm unsweetened almond milk (or your preferred milk of choice)
• 1 tsp ground ginger, or 1” piece fresh ginger*
• 1/2 tsp ground turmeric, or 2” piece fresh turmeric*
• unpasteurized honey, optional (I used about 2 tsp)
*if using the roots, blend all ingredients together
The ground turmeric and ginger will need to dissolve prior to drinking, whether you prefer to add the spices to the warming almond milk in a pot on the stove over low heat or simply stirring them into a mug of warm milk…up to you. Enjoy xo