So every once in awhile I get a really bad bout of the flu, probably caused by allergies from always being surrounded by fur. Other times, I’ll get indigestion and my tummy gets uncomfortably bloated. I usually suspect it to be due to a less than ideal diet of McValue meals and instant noodles. And then, there are times where I’ll just feel really worn out from the day. Well that, that could be caused by anything. Work, stress, hormones, etc.
The aging process is real.
On those sort of days, I like to
self-medicate unwind with a warm cup of turmeric milk.
Turmeric milk is also known as Golden milk because of its beautiful deep yellow colour. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to treat certain types of health ailments, mostly inflammatory related. This should not come as a surprise as the main ingredient, I.e. Turmeric contains circumin, which in addition to being responsible for the yellow pigmentation , has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is high in antioxidants.
The original recipe calls for just turmeric and milk but I like tweaking mine with the addition of a little bit of cinnamon and ginger as well. Both of which are very beneficial spices in their own sense, cinnamon being high in antioxidants and shown to control blood glucose levels, and ginger helping to aid in digestion and treat for nausea and inflammatory conditions.
I cheat a little with my version. I utilize powdered spices and use instant oat powder mixed with boiling water from a kettle rather than cooking it over a pot, . I sometimes also consume this cold, which is not conventional but I rather enjoy. The only thing is that you will sometimes end up with a little sediment but other than that, I feel it tastes just as delicious as using fresh ingredients. If you want to do it old-school, please go ahead. It doesn’t require that many additional steps actually. Here is how I make mine with with the powdered spices. This ratio is totally modifiable, add more (or less) of whatever you prefer!
1 tsp Turmeric powder
pinch of Cinnamon powder
pinch of ground Ginger
1-1.5 tbsp Honey
dash of Black pepper
1 cup Oat Milk (or any dairy/plant milk of choice)
- Mix the spices & oat milk powder together with honey until it becomes a paste
- Add a little hot water to dilute the paste. (If you’re serving it cold, you should stir in the cold milk at this point)
- Add remaining hot water and stir until paste is completely incorporated and you obtain a homogenous yellow
- Serve & enjoy
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