Updated: Feb 25
Turmeric, known in India as “holy powder”, has an impressive and extensive list of health benefits. But did you know that turmeric needs to be boosted with certain co-factors in order for it to do its magical anti-inflammatory work in your body?
Thats why I’ve customized my Golden Beauty Tonic. It’s a warm turmeric milk that will ensure you reap all the goodness from this amazing spice. I often recommend this drink to my clients who need something a little sweet in the evening. It is so incredibly comforting and delicious and creamy, a must try! I’ve written more about Turmeric and how you can absorb all of it’s magic in this blog post, check it out.
So don’t drop your hard earned money on pretty yellow bottles of expensive turmeric drinks that don’t include the co-factors listed below, as you simply won’t get the wonderfully juicy systemic benefits!
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 level tsp. turmeric
1 level tsp. coconut sugar
1 twist of fresh cracked black pepper (or a tiny pinch of ground pepper)
4 or 5 crushed cardamon pods (see note below)
1/4 tsp coconut oil (see note below)
Place the whole cardamon pods in a pestle and mortar and crush until the seeds are ground and you can remove the outer shell. If you don’t have a pestle and mortar, simply take e a good pinch of pre-ground cardamon and continue following the directions below. You may have to adapt the amount you out in to suit your tastes (personally, I like it quite cardamon-y!).
Simply place all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat gently until hot (do not boil).
A note on coconut oil: This tends to float on top of the drink, and personally I love the taste but some people don’t like the slightly oily texture. Turmeric needs to have fat present in oder for it to be absorbed into the body, so if you would prefer not to use the coconut oil then simply take an healthy fat supplement (like fish oils or flaxseed oil supplement) at the same time as consuming the drink – you want to absorb all the turmeric goodness after all!