Alternative title: Yep … Turmeric … Milk. Sounds utterly delish right?
I am so ready for Weights/Calisthenics followed by Yoga tonight, I had a bit of therapy on my neck and spine (as well as cupping) last week and my therapist was very strict when it came to imposing a diet of rest, relaxation and all things kidney friendly for a few days after. While I have to admit that cuddling up in a duvet and binge watching “Californication” has been awesome (David Du-freaking-chovny!) my body and mind has been pining for the gym and the mat.
Plus, I have a new yoga mat that is just staring at me! It’s in need of a test drive.
Anyway, Turmeric milk.
Yes, you read that right … I added Turmeric to milk. Why? Well, Turmeric is high in manganese, iron and anti-oxidants and processes anti-inflammatory and blood purifying properties which is mostly down to a constituent within Turmeric called Curcumin. (I should point out that I’ve talked about Turmeric and it’s health benefits before on LHB during Juice January!).
Also, my therapist (E) will be pleased to know … It is digestion system friendly!
So, here we go :
Ingredients (Makes 2):
2 cups of milk (I used Almond milk as it’s a little easier on my digestive system and tastes awesome too)
1/2 teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
1 tablespoon of honey (I think Agave or Maple Syrup would work just as well though … In fact I’m totally trying Maple Syrup next time!)
It’s all very simple.
Put the milk in a pan over a medium heat, gently stir in the turmeric powder and leave to warm through. Just before you’re ready to serve mix in the honey!
Have to admit I did find it to be a bit of an acquired taste … But I’m not sure if that’s the taste of the turmeric powder (trying to source some fresh) or because the only drink of the warm milk variety I’ve been known to consume in the evenings is Horlicks … Oooo Horlicks.
So lovelies, have any of you ever tried Turmeric Milk? What did you think of the taste? Did you find it to be beneficial?
PS – If you do test this out, I’d love to know! Please share with me on Insta or twitter using #LHB_Blog
If you want to have a nosy at Turmeric use in Ayurveda this site is pretty darned interesting.