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WARM TURMERIC MILK

This time of year, our immune system needs some TLC to help ward off colds and flu. I head straight to the kitchen and make restorative drinks that provide me with a concentrated source of nutrients that the body can easily absorb. I include anti-inflammatory ingredients such as turmeric and ginger which play a starring role and are potent aromatics that help the body stimulate circulation, aid digestion and boost immune function. I drink it warm when the weather is cold and enjoy it icy cold made with frozen banana and Healthy Chef Protein in the summer time.

WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:

Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric, responsible for the distinct yellow colouring and the impressive list of health properties. Turmeric has been linked to management of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. It is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in manganese, zinc, B group vitamins and iron. Ginger has potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It helps to boost immune function and combat cellular damage. Almond milk is high in the minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium as well as vitamin E so nourishes the immune system.

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ingredients (Serves 2)

2 cups almond milk (or your choice of milk, rice, dairy, oat etc…)
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
pinch of ground ginger
pinch of ground cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick

method

  1. Combine milk, honey, vanilla, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon
  2. Place over a low heat and whisk until combined.
  3. Heat the milk and aromatics gently stirring with a spoon until hot about 65°C.
  4. Pour the milk into 2 serving cups and enjoy.

 

+ notes & inspiration +
  • Blend cold turmeric milk ingredients with frozen banana, peeled orange, Healthy Chef Protein and Natural Immune Support for an energising healthy breakfast.
  • Add a spoonful of tahini will give your body a good boost of calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, and dietary fibre.
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