I have a raging sweet tooth that likes to make itself known in the evenings. Instead of reaching for chocolate or ice cream (the winning desserts in our household), I’ve been making myself a cup of turmeric tea instead. Lately turmeric milk has been pretty popular and popping up everywhere on social media. I decided to play around in the kitchen with ingredients I had on hand. And so, my turmeric tea was born, full of spice, a hint of sweet and packed full of goodness.
I heat up half a mug of either ginger tea or sliced ginger (whichever I happen to have on hand at the time), strain the ginger out, and whisk in about a teaspoon of turmeric, half a tablespoon of local raw honey, and a dash of cinnamon. Once everything is mixed together well, I fill the rest of my mug with cashew milk for that added bit of creaminess. I don’t really measure out any of my ingredients, it’s all to taste and depends on if I’m looking for a little bit more spice or sweet that night.
**Just some of the wonderful benefits of the delicious ingredients in this tea are that they are antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, can help with digestion, fighting off the flu or common cold, reduce osteoarthritis pain, lower blood sugar, decrease menstrual pains, decrease indigestion and heart burn, reduce cholesterol levels, and help increase metabolism. Who can argue with a sweet evening drink that does all that?!