In the winter time, we want our hot coffee, or our hot chocolate. Ritual.
I always encourage that we eat and drink foods with less refined (white) sugar.
Always encourage that we eat foods with less chemicals.
Always encourage that we eat food that won't STRESS our body - but that will nourish it.
So I've been playing with tea because I'm in love with it.
I've had a long love affair with tea since discovering that there are hot liquids other than coffee, when I started studying nutrition.
The love affair got stronger when I started brewing kombucha, a fermented tea.
I've been making recipes with coconut milk or water, a healthy hot chocolate and more.
I've had this one recipe for awhile but pulled it out again after a long time, to make it today and to share it with you.
It doesn't take lots of time, its anti-inflammatory, amazing for your immune system, SIMPLE.... and delicious.
Tastes great especially on a Sunday morning, or any day of the week!
Servings: 1 cup of tea
- 1 cup almond milk, brown rice milk or coconut milk (or water if you don't have these milks)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2-inch wide round slice of ginger root
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
- Optional additions: a small pat of butter, cinnamon, cardamom, pumpkin spice mix
Gently warm the almond or coconut milk on the stove.
In a mug, combine the remaining ingredients.
Drizzle a teaspoon of the warmed milk into the mug and mix until the liquid is smooth with no lumps. Add the rest of the milk and mix well. You can leave the ginger in the tea, or strain it out before drinking.
Curcumin is the compound in turmeric that is very beneficial for the body. Anti-inflammatory and helpful for the liver.
ENJOY this anti-oxidant, immune boosting drink as a preventative this cold and flu season!