Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Spiced Turmeric Tea

Turmeric, is it the super wonder spice it is described as nowadays? Actually, it seems so. The main active component in turmeric is called curcumin which is a very powerful antioxidant (antioxidants protect our cells against disease-causing free radicals). Curcumin is shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body and may help protect from anything from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Exciting stuff! Watch some more info on the subject here.

Always try to eat (or drink, as in this tea) some black pepper with turmeric as the black pepper greatly increases the bioavailability of curcumin. I also added some other spices like ginger and cinnamon, which - in addition to being very delicious in this tea - are also anti-inflammatory. I love to make this tea when I'm feeling a bit under the weather with a sore throat or a runny nose.

A little warning though, this drink is quite "intense". If you're not used to the taste of turmeric I would suggest to begin with just 1/2 teaspoon. Also decrease the amount of ginger if you want it less spicy.

Grab a cozy blanket, put on some calming music, light some candles and make a big cup of this warming tea whenever you feel that your insides are in need of a hug.

Turmeric Tea

Serves 1

1 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
Pinch of black pepper
Hot water
Splash of plant milk
Optional sweetener: maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar etc

Put all the spices in a big mug. Add hot water and stir thoroughly. Add some plant milk (I used oat milk) and optional sweetener. Enjoy!


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  2. I made it tonight a it was so delicious! It´s my new favourite "good night drink", thanks for this.