Golden Turmeric Tea

 

Turmeric Powder

This recipe is not only easy to make, but so incredibly good for you. The main ingredient in it is Turmeric powder. The active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin. Curcumin is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory herbs, and has many other benefits including:

  • anti-oxidant properties
  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • anti-microbial properties
  • improves the cardiovascular system
  • improves brain function
  • supports joint and muscle health
  • boosts detoxification of the liver
  • promotes healthy mood balance
  • promotes healthy radiant skin
  • promotes weight loss

Turmeric has a very mild flavour and can be added to many dishes easily without changing the flavour profile of the dish. Just be conscious of surfaces and utensils you’re using with it, as the yellow stains! My Vitamix container is now a slightly beige colour from using turmeric in my smoothies. 

There are many variations of turmeric tea out there, and feel free to play around with different added spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Studies have shown that black pepper greatly increases the absorption of curcumin in the body, so I usually try to pair the two in my recipes.

This recipe is here is very easy to make. You will end up with about 1 1/2 cups of turmeric “paste”, which can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. You will only need about 1/4 tsp. of paste in each drink, so you’ll have plenty of paste left over to continue to drink this healing drink throughout the next couple of weeks (or share with family and friends).

The turmeric paste will look like this:

Turmeric Paste

 

And now for the recipe!

Turmeric Tea

  • 1/2 cup turmeric powder
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  1. Add turmeric and 1 cup water to a small saucepan, on low heat, and simmer only. Simmer for 7-10 minutes, stirring in more water from the 2nd up of mixture if it seems dry. 
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the coconut oil and black pepper. Mix well, and allow to cool.
  4. Store in a glass jar. This will keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Comments

  1. when we went to india in February, we picked up PLENTY of cardamom and turmeric powder. I've been enjoying cardomom turmeric chia pudding in the morning. Add some cocunut milk, teeny bit of sweetening. SO Yumm. I put termeric in all my soups now too.
    • Oh nice!! I haven't used cardamom much, but I will try it in my chia pudding next time. Thanks for the tip :)

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