Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Turmeric Milk

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Turmeric milk also known as "The Golden Milk" has claimed to be pretty much a miracle potion being able to heal so many ailments and of course a huge part in prevention. 

It's been recommended for colds, flu, depression, beauty, gut healing, sleep, digestion, arithus, liver detox, acne, weight loss, inflamed joints, immunity, blood pressure, blood purifier, lower cholesterol & triglycerides and more. 
The reason why is from the anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial properties it contains.
Did you know? Turmeric is called "natural aspirin" in Ayuvedic medicine? 


2 cups of homemade coconut milk ( you can find that on the blog under the title "refreshments" )
1 tsp fresh grated turmeric 
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1/2 tsp coconut extract
1/4 tsp black pepper ( do not skip )
1 packet of stevia 
** use organic when possible**


Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a simmer.
Cook for approx 5 minutes, whisking often to make sure the milk does not burn.
Remove from heat and set aside for about 15 minutes for the flavours to infuse. 
Pour the mix into a mesh strainer over a jar or bowl to remove the pieces of ginger & turmeric.
**I suggest keeping the pulp to use in your smoothie.
Enjoy right away or refrigerate. I prefer it warm

There are a lot a different recipes out there and a lot the same pretty much when it comes to most recipes. This one is no exception. How I came to my recipe was by researching and using what I had on hand. I always prefer fresh ingredients when I have them and that's why I used the fresh ginger & fresh turmeric. Fresh is always more flavourful. Making your own milk for the recipe is also a huge flavour enhancer. But store bought milk & powdered versions of the spices will work too.

** tip: I also read that using black pepper with the turmeric increases the curcumins ( which is the phytonutrient in what makes turmeric so healthy ) bio-availability by 1000%. This is from black 
peppers phytonutrient component "piperine"  You'll read more about using black pepper in the first 
link below. 
**tip: you can also make a turmeric paste for more convenience to keep in the fridge for further milk making if you prefer. You will also find that recipe in the first link below.
I hope you enjoy and mostly be Nutritionally Well

Turmeric for Health!

Turmeric - The World's Healthiest Foods › genpage

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