Ginger Turmeric Latte


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Goodbye coffee, hello anti-inflammatory morning nourishment.

Turmeric by itself is a rock star ingredient, I like to use it as many places as I can. Along with the ginger and cinnamon, it makes a comforting, nourishing drink. Turmeric contains a potent antioxidant called curcumin. Not only does curcumin give turmeric its bright color, it’s also one of the reasons why turmeric is such a healthy spice. According to scientific research, turmeric may help the following health concerns: (2)

  1. Bacterial infections

  2. Cancer (including breast, colon, prostate and skin cancer)

  3. Eye inflammation (such as uveitis)

  4. Heart disease

  5. Indigestion

  6. Neurodegenerative conditions (including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis)

  7. Osteoarthritis

  8. Stomach ulcers

  9. Ulcerative colitis

This magical drink has helped me wean myself off caffeine plenty of times. It's so delicious, after a few days, I didn't even crave coffee.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp of fresh grated ginger

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp cardamom (optional, but it's a game changer)

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1/2 cup dairy free milk

  • 1 TBS maple syrup or honey

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Bring water to a boil and add ginger and black pepper. Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes

2. Add the dairy free milk and heat for about 2 more minute.

3. Strain the mixture in a cup and add turmeric, sweeter of choice, cinnamon, and cardamom

Turmeric is a relative of ginger and combined, they are a powerhouse of health benefits. Enjoy it as often as you can - and always with love and gratitude!

© 2016 Jalpa Dhaduk