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Turmeric Milk!

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!

 

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All it was missing was a sprinkling of Cinnamon! If you want to keep up with my (possibly Turmeric infused) adventures away from here, you can on my Insta!

 

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?

R x

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.

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8 Comments

  1. I’m a big fan of turmeric tea. I add a pinch each of of Ceylon cinnamon and cayenne pepper to mine and it takes it from “huh, this is kind of neat” to “WOWZA, I need a second cup of this!”

    Don’t know if it’s helped me any health-wise but it certainly hasn’t hurt, and darned if having my cold hypothyroid fingers wrapped around a warm mug of delicious turmeric goodness doesn’t take me directly to my happy place.

    • Ruebi

      Oooo I need to try it as a tea! I’m a big ginger tea fan but sometimes you just want something a little different.

      And the cold hands around a hot mug feeling is just amazing! Was trying to explain it to the other half today as we walked round IKEA … He was more interested in a garlic press. Yup, a garlic press … How is that more important than my ramblings about being Hypothyroid is what I want to know!

  2. I’ve never heard of or tried tumeric milk – we have cinnamon milk quite a lot here.

    http://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    • Ruebi

      Oh I do love cinnamon … Never had cinnamon milk though! Will definitely have to try it! 🙂

  3. Ooh wow I’m going to try this thanks

  4. I’ve never heard of that but I do remember enjoying Horlicks! 🙂 I hope you get your gym session.
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

    • Ruebi

      Wasn’t Horlicks just the best?! I need to pick some up the next time I go shopping.

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