CLEANSING TURMERIC AND GINGER TEA
Contributed by Lee Holmes, author of Heal Your Gut
MAKES 1 cup
Why should all the pumpkin-latte drinkers have all the fun this Winter? If you crave a warm, sweet drink without all the harmful effects of sugar and dairy, this healing and cleansing tea is perfect.
Turmeric is not just a sunny bright spice to curry up dishes, it’s also commonly used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. You’ll love this cleansing tea with its alkalising and detoxifying properties which provide powerful anti-inflammatory action within your body. Turmeric is a superhero ingredient to help heal and prevent dry skin, slow aging, diminish wrinkles and improve skin’s elasticity. Indian women use turmeric as a facial cleanser and exfoliant.
Want to know more about the harmful effects of lattes on your brain, heart and stomach, with their double the amount of recommended daily sugar? See below the recipe for a chart and an informative article.
Meanwhile, try this, you and your body will love it!
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Servings: 1 cup
Prep time: 5 min
1 cup unsweetened almond or hemp milk
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
6 drops stevia liquid (optional)
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
Add the almond milk to small saucepan and heat gently until it is warm.
Add the turmeric and ginger to a mug.
Pour a small amount of warm milk into the mug and stir to create a liquid paste, ensuring there are no lumps.
Add the remaining milk and sweeten with stevia (or a bit of raw honey) as desired.
Tip: Enjoy as a post-dinner aperitif on cold winter nights. Add a cinnamon stick for its warming, grounding, and soothing effects.
Now about those effects from lattes you are avoiding? Here’s a chart from Yahoo Health and the link to The Guardian article.
Here’s the article in the Daily Mail, and here’s to your health with this Happy Gut tea alternative!