Dr. Kellyann Petrucci likes making this trendy golden drink to get an anti-inflammatory boost, reduce her blood sugar, and encourage brain cell growth. Turmeric, which is rich in curcumin, not only gives any recipe a bright and cheerful yellow hue but packs a major health punch at the same time. While it may not work as a standalone supplement, she says the best way to ensure you get these benefits is to enjoy it in food or drinks like applesauce, oatmeal, or in this case, tea!
- 1 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2-inch slice fresh ginger root, peeled and grated or finely chopped
- dash of black pepper or cayenne pepper
- 1/2 to 1 tsp honey or other natural sweetener such as maple syrup, coconut sugar, stevia, or monk fruit
1. Heat the milk in a saucepan or in the microwave.
2. Place remaining ingredients in a mug and add a few teaspoons of the warm milk. Stir to combine.
3. Add remaining milk. Strain to remove ginger pieces if desired.
You can also add a small pat of butter, ½ to 1 teaspoon coconut oil, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice, star anise, pumpkin pie spice, and/or cloves. For a non-creamy tea use water, or make your favorite tea and remaining ingredients. You can start with ½ teaspoon turmeric and gradually increase from there if you want more of that flavor.
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This recipe was recently featured in Dr. Oz Trend Tracker: Does Super Spice Turmeric Live Up to the Health Hype?.