5 Amazing Turmeric Drink Recipes That Reduce Inflammation and Pain

May 16, 2017

Turmeric has already been present on the market for a lot of years and has amazing medicinal properties. It has already been deemed “the king of spices” and can provide a lot of health benefits.

This is also called “the golden spice” and has many uses since it is very versatile. It can be used to make some culinary masterpieces as well as some very healthy home remedies that can treat many issues.

It can be easily incorporated into the daily diet and once you start consuming it regularly you will notice many amazing health benefits. Here are some ways in which you can use turmeric in some common beverages.

5 Amazing Turmeric Recipes

Golden Milk

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of dried turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Honey (to taste/optional)

Method:
Heat the milk and once it begins to steam add the other ingredients and simmer with them for a few minutes. Let it cool and add the honey if needed and drink.

Turmeric Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup of frozen mango
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder

Method:
Mix all the ingredients in a blender and you will get a smoothie the regular way. Always make a fresh batch and consume it daily.

Turmeric Tea

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of clove powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root
  • 1-2 cups of water
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder
  • Honey (optional)
  • Coconut oil (optional)

Method:
Boil the water as usual as you would for any tea. Add all the ingredients and drink the tea while hot.

Turmeric Water with Black Pepper

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric spice
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper

Method:
Mix all the ingredients into 1-2 cups of water and drink without delay.

Turmeric Latte

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • Raw honey (to taste)
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of grated fresh turmeric root

Method:
Heat the milk and add all the ingredients except the honey. Once the milk boiled lower the temperature and simmer with all the ingredients for a while. After that remove from heat and let the mixture cool 5 minutes before adding the honey.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

  • It can help with symptoms of arthritis.
  • It has a huge antioxidant potential and can fight off free radicals and ultimately prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
  • It can increase the BDNF levels that ultimately fights deteriorating processes in the body.
  • Fights chronic diseases.
  • Slows down the ageing process.
  • It fights inflammation and pain.
  • High and potent anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It is highly beneficial to endothelial function.
  • It can ward off symptoms of depression, similar to Prozac since they share some of the abilities.
  • Curcumin is the most active and potent component of turmeric and can protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

Source Health and Healthy Living |Best Healthy Guide
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