Let me introduce you to Falls new drink! Move over, pumpkin spice! Turmeric milk is a common, comforting drink in the Eastern cultures. Turmeric is called The Queen Spice and rightly so! You’ll be thrilled to know that Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties! Turmeric boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain and it has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease. It improves the function of the endothelium and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant.
“Turmeric milk is not only high in antioxidants, anti inflammatory compounds, healthy fats (especially when using coconut milk), but also manganese and iron (found in turmeric). In traditional recipes, which include peppercorns, actually enhances the absorption of curcumin (the main component found in turmeric) in our bodies. The ingredients in this recipe actually work in a synergistic fashion, which is fascinating!” (source)
All that to say – drink up!
This recipe is the bomb! My 3 year-old drank 2 cups of it the first time I made it, soooooo ya, IT IS DELICIOUS!
- 2 cups of almond or coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon of Raw Honey
- 1.5 teaspoons of ground Turmeric
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1.5 teaspoons of Cinnamon
- Black Pepper to taste
- grated Ginger to taste
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (I make my own)
Add to a saucepan, bring to a soft boil. Simmer for 20 min on low. Strain.
Enjoy! Serve warm and sprinkle with cinnamon to garnish!