Turmeric Tea or Golden Milk
This recipe makes 2 cups, half or double quantities as needed.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of milk of choice (dairy or coconut or almond etc)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • small piece of fresh, peeled ginger root (approx 1cm-2cm) or 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of black pepper (increases absorption, see below)
  • ½ vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions

  • First, blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
  • Then, Pour into a small sauce pan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  • Strain and serve immediately.

Thermomix Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in the bowl. Blend speed 7 for 15 seconds or until smooth. Scrape down the sides.
  • Heat for 5 minutes, 75°C, speed 1.5 (decrease the cooking time to 3 minutes if you are only making one cup)
  • Strain and serve immediately.

To get the full health benefits of turmeric you need to pair it with black pepper. Black pepper improves the bioavailability of turmeric, making smaller doses more effective. By taking just a quarter teaspoon’s worth of black pepper bioavailability of curcumin shoots up 2000%. Even just a little pinch of pepper—1/20th of a teaspoon—can significantly boost levels.

Read about the benefits of turmeric.

Read about the benefits of honey.

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  2. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-09/bc-tcb092314.php
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19594223
  4. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-turmeric
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2699615
  6. http://www.ajconline.org/article/S0002-9149(12)00846-6
  7. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2012/07/02/dc12-0116
  8. https://nutritionfacts.org/2015/02/05/why-pepper-boosts-turmeric-blood-levels/