From the Be-Well Kitchen: Turmeric Tea

By Amanda Carney, www.drfranklipman.com
May 15, 2015 Updated: July 31, 2016

Also known as Golden Milk, turmeric tea is a warm and nourishing drink that helps the body fight inflammation while boosting the immune system. This bright-orange herb has been used in different cultures for thousands of years to treat and prevent disease by supplying the body with many beneficial antioxidants and healing properties, making it a great way to turn your food into medicine.

There are many turmeric-tea recipes, so feel free to play around with different ingredients. I have found this one to offer the best flavor in combination with a number of health-boosting ingredients.

The Tea Recipe

  • 1 cup unsweeted nut milk (I love to use homemade cashew milk.)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (or 1 teaspoon tahini)
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • Sprinkle of black pepper (facilitates absorption of turmeric)
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
(vainillaychile/iStock)
This bright-orange herb has been used in different cultures for thousands of years to treat and prevent disease. (vainillaychile/iStock)

 

DIRECTIONS

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.

Place liquid in a small pot and warm over low heat until hot but not boiling.

Serve and enjoy!

Amanda Carney is a holistic health and nutrition coach who works at Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. This article was originally published on DrFrankLipman.com

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