Turmeric Almond Milk2016-08-26
- Servings : 1
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 0m
- Ready In : 5m
Turmeric Milk: The scientific name for turmeric is curcuma longa, and actually belongs to the ginger family. It is widely cultivated in India and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
The active ingredient, curcumin and other chemical compounds in turmeric have numerous health benefits because they have powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant properties. It’s very important to use good quality organic turmeric powder. Turmeric is also a very rich source of many essential vitamins (vitamin B6, C, E) and minerals (iron, potassium, manganese, zinc, copper, magnesium and calcium).
Health Benefits Of Turmeric Milk
Just a few (1 to 3) grams (1g = 1/2tsp) of turmeric per day can provide protection against inflammation related conditions including upset stomach & gastrointestinal relief, psoriasis, eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, strokes, anemia and memory disorders.
Turmeric is an essential spice in Indian cooking. It is used as a powder to flavour daals and curries, and in marinades for fish, chicken and meat. Turmeric is also a natural food preservative.
That’s why it’s used in many Indian packaged foods like pickles and chutneys.
It is ground together with other spices, curry leaves, and chili peppers to make “curry powder”.
Recipes With Turmeric
Here are a number of delicious recipes on our website which use turmeric as one of the essential ingredients. There are many other ways to use turmeric in your diet. For example, it can be used in salad dressings, soups, smoothies, add a pinchto your omelettes or scrambled eggs, add ½ tsp to your homemade hummus recipe.
- 1/2 tsp (1 gram) organic turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp healthy oil (avocado, virgin coconut virgin olive, or faxseed)
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp honey (optional)
- 1 cup almond milk
Place turmeric, oil, black pepper, and honey (if using) into an empty glass or cup. Heat 1 cup of almond milk. Pour heated almond milk into turmeric mixture. Stir and enjoy!