This turmeric tea recipe is a favorite staple in our home. I used to think only chamomile or green tea had health benefits, but this tea with its earthy golden spice is perhaps an even more powerful (and soothing) remedy. In fact, turmeric tea (or “golden milk” as it’s also called) has been revered since ancient times for its healing properties.
Why Drink Turmeric Tea?
Turmeric tea is more than tasty… consuming turmeric (whether in tea or in curries, soups, sauces, or other cooking) supports digestion, immune function, the liver, and even possibly offers protection from some types of cancer.
This tea actually maximizes the natural antioxidant power of turmeric because it is a) hot and b) combined with other beneficial spices and a little bit of fat.
There are several variations as to how to make turmeric tea (given below), but here are the components you need to get the full benefits of turmeric:
3. Pepper (tiny amount)
4. Some kind of fat for absorption
Turmeric Tea Golden Milk Recipe
Turmeric tea or golden milk is a great way to get the benefits of turmeric daily. I love drinking this just before bed.
2 cups of milk of choice (almond, coconut and dairy all work in this recipe)
1 tsp turmeric or turmeric spice mix
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of black pepper (increases absorption)
Tiny piece of fresh, peeled ginger root or 1/4 tsp ginger powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup to taste (optional)
First, blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.
Then, pour into a small saucepan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
This may stain blenders and countertops. The color will eventually fade, but making a thick paste of baking soda and water and scrubbing the stain can help.
Recipe can be halved or doubled if needed.
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