Five Awesome Benefits of Turmeric Milk
If you enjoy cooking curries, you may already have turmeric in your store cupboard. It’sIt’s turmeric that gives curries their vibrant golden color. When combined with other spices, it can provide a surprising range of remarkable health benefits:
Ayurvedic Medicine treats inflammation with Curcumin. A Study of 45 people with inflamed joints showed positive results and will be further studied to understand the benefit of turmeric for arthritis better.
When combined with cinnamon and ginger in turmeric milk, you increase the anti-inflammatory benefits.
Reduce PMS Symptoms
No woman enjoys PMS. Feeling uncomfortable and tired, it can make an average week feel very long. When our hormones are not being kind to us, one of the problems is a low mood.
A positive study carried out with 70 women (who suffer from PMS symptoms), found that a group of 35 treated with a controlled dose of turmeric reported fewer symptoms, notably feeling less sad and low, after taking it over several cycles when compared to the placebo group.
Helps You Stay Heart Healthy
All the spices in Vegan Turmeric Milk can help keep your heart healthy. However, Cinnamon is a super spice for its ability to reduce bad LDL cholesterol. It has also shown positive results in studies for reducing insulin resistance.
All Those Antioxidants!
All the ingredients in Vegan Turmeric Milk are full of immune-boosting antioxidants. Spices are not just for flavoring in Ayurvedic medicine, but to balance your food to aid digestion, and ward off viruses. A happy gut is vital for your overall health.
Possible Defences Against Antibacterial, Antiviral and Antifungal viruses.
Test-tube studies suggest that curcumin has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties that may help fight off infections. This study is in its early days, but scientists are optimistic that it could benefit humans too.
Vegan Turmeric Milk Recipe
We all enjoy a trip to our favorite coffee shop. You’ve probably noticed lots of turmeric options, from turmeric lattes to turmeric teas. However, the problem with many of these drinks is that they are hiding nasty sugars syrups. Making turmeric milk at home will allow you to control the sugar level so you can enjoy a healthier drink.
To get all that immune-boosting curcumin out of your turmeric, you need to heat it with coconut oil because it is not water-soluble, only fat-soluble. It seems an unusual addition, but black pepper will also help release more of the turmeric’s curcumin.
Vegan turmeric milk is best served fresh, but it will keep overnight in the fridge if covered. You can gently reheat it again in a saucepan the next day.
- 1 Tsp. of Ground Turmeric
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- ¼ Tsp. of Ground Ginger or 1 Tsp.of Grated Ginger Root
- 2 Cups of Unsweetened Almond Milk or Oat Milk*
- 1 Tsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Small Pinch of Ground Black Pepper
- Sweetener of Choice – Maple Syrup works well.
* For a richer Turmeric Milk swap the 2 cups of Almond milk for:
- 1 Cup of Light Coconut Milk
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and stir to combine.
- Alternatively, if you are using a blender, leave out the cinnamon stick until you add the blended mixture to the saucepan.
- Gently heat the ingredients (including the cinnamon stick) over medium heat, stirring frequently. Allow the mixture to heat through, but do not allow it to boil.
- Once heated, strain the mixture to remove the cinnamon stick and any stringy ginger.
- Add more sweetener as required for taste.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
- Use a whisk while heating the milk to create foamy, lighter milk. This will elevate your milk to a latte if you decide to use coconut milk.
- Wash your hands! Turmeric can stain if you’re not careful!
- If you like spices, you can always add more. Nutmeg is a great addition.
- Turmeric is available in roots, powders, and pastes. If you prefer the natural root, it’s available to buy from most health food stores.
- If you are cutting back on sugar, a sweetener like Stevia will work instead of maple syrup.
We are all converts to vegan turmeric milk instead of our morning coffee; it smells great and is full of awesome health benefits. We hope you enjoy making this recipe!
Have you tried vegan turmeric milk? Did you add anything extra? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below: