Fight Inflammation with This Turmeric Milk Recipe
By Allie Flinn • Updated April 9, 2020
Try switching out your afternoon coffee habit with this delicious turmeric milk. Turmeric, an earthy spice obtained from an Indian herb, is the ingredient du jour in the health and wellness world. Studies have looked into the benefits and found that it’s a superstar anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. That’s thanks to the active ingredient, curcumin. It helps protect skin against free radicals (those pesky atoms that cause damage to our skin’s DNA) and reduces inflammation. Translation: It keeps your skin looking youthful and helps your body function optimally.
What is turmeric milk?Turmeric milk (aka turmeric tea or golden milk) is a soothing, warm beverage that’s a little bit spicy and 100 percent delicious. Black pepper helps the curcumin in the turmeric become more bioavailable (read: your body absorbs it better). A warm cup of turmeric milk before bed can help you sleep better and aid digestion.
About This RecipeOur golden milk recipe uses coconut milk as the base, although you could substitute in any type of milk you like. We also use the turmeric in our Turn Back Time supplements. Turn Back Time pairs turmeric with vitamin C and phytonutrients to further help protect cells from free radical damage. To use the supplement contents in a recipe, simply twist and pull apart the capsules to empty the contents into your saucepan. However, if you don’t have Turn Back Time on hand you can just use regular dried turmeric from your pantry, instead. We also included coconut oil as a source of healthy fat. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs. If you prefer to use MCT oil directly, or no oil at all, this recipe will still work wonders. Finally, ginger provides a kick of flavor while also promoting your immunity. Below, our turmeric milk recipe in detail.
Golden Turmeric Milk
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 opened Turn Back Time Capsules (or 1 tsp turmeric)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Small saucepan
- Bring coconut milk to a boil in a small saucepan.
- Reduce heat and add the rest of the ingredients.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain into a mug and enjoy!
January 18, 2017
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