Yesterday I found myself purchasing some turmeric ginger tea from Trader Joe’s. With everyone around me taking a dive bomb into cold & flu season, it has almost been humorous to see how turmeric drinks and supplements have been popping up all over the place. I don’t know about you, but I can’t even think of getting sick! SO I am more than game to bulk up on all that my immune system arsenal has to offer. This one is a goody that I figured it was time to share with you again….just in case the person next to you is sneezing, hacking and coughing with chills!
We generally love to tap into trends in fashion, beauty, and even food trends…but my favorite posts are the ones that navigate some of the popular holistic treatments for health and immune system strength. It is a very personal point of interest for me, and I almost always love the irony of ancient treatments meeting 21st Century trends. I mean, honestly, there IS humor in calling folk and ayurvedic practices trendy or fashionable, right?
In any case, I adore the trend towards holistic health treatments. I am a big believer in strengthening my immune system (and my crazy family of five’s) naturally, so I am always on board for trying the latest, greatest. This turmeric tea surprised me though. It really helped me with the common cold, and the taste might have created a new craving. Basically, move over chai latte…there is a new kid in town! And this kid is a helper! (Read here and here, if you want to know more of the nitty gritty about turmeric and it’s health benefits).
Start with your milk in a medium sized, heavy bottomed pot. Grate the fresh turmeric and fresh ginger right into the milk. The color is gorgeous!The honey is optional, but it honestly has enough merits of it’s own for your health that I usually don’t shy away from it. I used just one tablespoon.Add the cinnamon stick and then place your pot on a medium-low flame. You want to warm the milk and spices without boiling.Once your “tea” is hot, simply pour it through a strainer and get ready to sip and smile!
This really is such a beautiful tea! It is not often that something this delicious turns out to be this beneficial to your health. If this is a new brew for you, I encourage you to give it a go. Kids and finicky adults alike will agree….this is nom nom!
Cheers to your health! xoxo
Strengthen your immune system with this Turmeric Milk Tea
- 2-3 chunks of fresh turmeric root, grated (or 1 tbsp turmeric powder)
- 1 chunk of fresh ginger root, grated
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 cups milk or any milk alternative
Start with your milk in a medium sized, heavy bottomed pot. Grate the fresh turmeric and fresh ginger right into the milk.The honey is optional, but it honestly has enough merits of it's own for your health that I usually don't shy away from it. I used just one tablespoon. Add the cinnamon stick and then place your pot on a medium-low flame. You want to warm the milk and spices without boiling. Once your "tea" is hot, simply pour it through a strainer and get ready to sip and smile!