I am sure by now you have heard about allllll the benefits of turmeric, the list is endless. I never doubted it but I haven’t jumped on the band wagon until recently. I mean, there must be a reason its been around for 4,000 years (literally) and so many cultures incorporate it in their medicines, foods and drinks.
- Improves liver function
- Helps with your memory
- Cancer prevention
- Helps controls more than 160 different physiological pathways
- Reduces symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
- Reduces symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (and other joint related diseases)
- Supports healthy cholesterol
- Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
The list just goes on and on and when paired with other compounds it is even more powerful.
I have started incorporating herbs, collagen peptides, healthy fats, etc. into my daily diet. Initially I began doing it for some gut issues and to overall to get healthy. I just turned 32 so I was trying something new that I figured would last a few days but the new lifestyle has been so interesting (and actually really fun for me) that I am now always looking for new things to try and THIS drink will be a staple in my rotation. Its packed with alllll the goods and tastes awesome.
Below is the recipe I used to suite my needs/taste buds but you can switch and add stuff for what your body needs and what flavors you prefer.
RECIPE for 2:
- 2 C -Coconut milk (I make my own but you can use any kind of milk or nut milk you prefer)
- 2 TBSP – Coconut oil
- 1 TBSP (heaping) – Ground turmeric
- 1/2 Tsp – Ground cinnamon
- 1/4 Tsp – Ground ginger
OPTIONAL (but totally beneficial)
- 2 TBSP – Collagen Peptides (optional or able to be substituted)
- 1 tsp – Ashwagandha powder (consult your doc and read about this before using)
Put your milk of choice and coconut oil on the stove over very low heat (just to get warm). While its warming measure all other ingredients and put them in your blender/mixer. Add your warm milk and blend until all mixed and a little frothy (25 seconds). Pour into two cups, sprinkle with cinnamon and turmeric, enjoy!
NOTE: I am sure you have some if not all of these spices already but try to upgrade to the good stuff (and organic) when/if you can.
Let me know how you like it!