Today I share my favorite soothing beverage I drink as part of my nighttime routine. Turmeric milk is a powerful way to comfort and heal your body! It's time!
Adding this drink to my nighttime routine serves two purposes.
First, I find drinking it incredibly soothing. It's delicious, slightly sweet and comforting.
But I am also drinking it because of the power turmeric has to heal. I won't get too scientific on you, because let's be real here most people don't care about the scientific pathways and research behind this powerful spice. But let me tell you this.
Turmeric is powerful. There's a reason it has been used for thousands of years in Aruveydic medicine. The power in turmeric comes from the powerful anti-inflammatory phytochemical called curcuminoids, and all of the three found in turmeric curcumin is the powerhouse.
Curcumin exerts a protective role against inflammatory diseases by scavenging free radicals and suppressing COX, LOX, iNOS, and other inflammatory mediators. And that's about as scientific as I'm gonna get on ya ;)
While the benefits of turmeric consumption are well documented and known for inflammatory disorders (think inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune conditions, etc.) it's also being researched and used to help treat cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis and even help treat obesity! Yup, turmeric has powerful ability to heal us and I recommend consumption of it to literally almost every client I work with. It's been a major part of my own healing process, too.
This is my personal favorite way to consume turmeric. But you can also sprinkle it on roasted vegetables, add it to marinades, salad dressing, etc. and even add it to scrambled eggs. I personally enjoy the flavor of turmeric, but if you try to eat it and you just absolutely hate it- take a supplement of it. Just make sure your supplement also contains black pepper to help activate it and you consume it with fats. Both of these help the turmeric to absorb better.
1 cup warm milk of choice (I use raw whole milk or coconut milk)
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
Dash of cinnamon
Pinch of black pepper
1 Tablespoon honey
Optional but highly recommended: freshly grated ginger (amount depending on preference)
Other fun optional add-ins: MCT coconut oil, collagen, maca
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend to combine. You can also whisk together all the ingredients, I prefer blending because it makes the drink frothy and well combined. Enjoy!