These days there seems to always be a new vegetable or supplement I “should” be consuming, and frankly, it’s hard to keep up and even harder to figure out practical ways to bring them into my diet.
You might feel this way about turmeric, the spice that is having a big moment right now. Numerous peer-reviewed studies and research on the long-beloved spice are piling up every day, and its list of health and emotional benefits just keeps growing. Eastern medicine has been using it for millennia, and western medicine has been testing its healing effects on inflammation, cancer, and depression, to exciting results.
But how to easily eat some turmeric every day might be giving you pause.
If you’re like the majority of adult humans on this planet, drinking a warm caffeinated beverage is part of your morning routine. You likely grew up watching your parents perform this ritual, so you adopted it without too much thought. For me, the best part of discovering milk with turmeric has been simply taking an existing habit I have and tweaking it to reap insane health benefits.
For me, the best part of discovering milk with turmeric has been simply taking an existing habit I have and tweaking it to reap insane health benefits.
Here’s my favorite, dairy-free, from-scratch recipe:
Turmeric Tea/Golden Milk
2 cups of almond milk
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup or to taste
Pinch of black pepper (increases absorption)
¼ tsp ginger powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
Heat almond milk into a small sauce pan for 3–5 minutes over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
Add all other ingredients, stir well.
Turmeric delivers energy, mood support, stress-resilience, anti-inflammatory power, and is a sleep aid to boot. Turmeric in your morning beverage is the easiest way to work the superfood herb into your diet.
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