This recipe is from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible blog and is a Licensed Estheticain specializing in holistic nutrition, woman’s hormones, and spiritual health.
Anti-Inflammatory Milk Ingredients:
1 cup of full fat organic coconut milk
1 tsp of turmeric
1/2 tsp of ginger
Pinch of black pepper
5 drops of Stevia or 1/2 tsp of raw honey to sweeten
Top with cinnamon
Servings: 1 cup
Anti-Inflammatory Milk Instructions:
- In a saucepan add all ingredients (except honey) and whisk to combine
- Heat over medium heat until it starts to bubble, then turn heat down to low and simmer for about 5 minutes so the flavors meld.
- Add stevia or honey and stir, top with cinnamon and coconut whip cream and enjoy!
- To make coconut whip cream, place a can of coconut milk in the fridge over-night, and scrap the top off in the morning for topping tea or fruit.
I am a huge fan of comfort drinks. Coffee, hot chocolate and chi tea latte. These are things that I can just sip and relax. Sad part is, most of these drinks are doing nothing good for my body so I am determined to create and enjoy certain beverages that both taste amazing AND balance my hormones, support my skin, and prevent disease– all at the same time.
And this is one drink that does just that.
Turmeric is a true super herb. It is incredibly detoxifying and anti inflammatory. It supports your liver and kills cells that may be harming your body. This in turn can improve skin and digestion as well as prevent disease and sickness in the future. Turmeric has been shown to kill cancer cells, boost blood circulation and reduce the pain and fever associated with illness.
Read more about the benefits of turmeric here.
Coconut milk is full of healthy fats and contains lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids and capric acid, which have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Coconut milk and all coconut products are one of the most powerful foods for hormonal balance. These fats will also fuel your brain, give you energy, and take away sugar cravings.
I also love to top this baby with coconut whip cream!
Turmeric milk is a traditional Indian beverage that is commonly referred to as “Golden Milk” because of its healing properties. Very soothing, and will help your body detox throughout the night.
The absorption of turmeric is actually enhanced when combined with black pepper. This drink will take good care of your body. Enjoy!
Dr Jockers Comments:
This is an amazing recipe! Tastes great and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. I add a pinch of black pepper to this as the piperine in the black pepper enhances the absorption of the powerful curcuminoid anti-oxidants from the turmeric.
I buy my ground turmeric in bulk (typically 5 lbs at a time – Lol!) and keep it in a large glass container and also have a glass shaker bottle. The best place to get bulk organic herbs is through Mountain Rose Herbs here