Turmeric Time

Summer is here in full blast. For me, this means moving around and running around Seattle more than I normally do. All this running around had me in search of a way to help combat the additional aches and pains of life. Turmeric just kept popping up on my social media platforms and I decided to look into just what exactly it was.

Turmeric to my surprise is known for its anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce sore muscles and tired joints.  But not only does turmeric help with sore muscles, it also has a lot of benefits for your skin! Talk about a win-win.

The first time I tried using turmeric I must admit I stayed within my comfort zone, food. I found a recipe for couscous from Bon Appetite that I paired with a roasted chicken. I highly recommend trying out the recipe for a quick and simple way to get turmeric in your diet.

Throughout the week I’ve been slowly experimenting with different ways to make golden milk, a latte version of using turmeric.

Below are my two different recipes for both hot and iced golden milk.

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Iced Golden Milk:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Agave
  • 2 Tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/4th Tsp. Cinnamon
  • Pinch of cardamom

Feel free to use vanilla almond or coconut milk for extra flavor.

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Put a few ice cubes into a glass.
  3. Pour a little bit of either coconut or almond milk into the glass.
  4. Pour the golden milk mixture over the glass filled with milk and ice.

My warm version of the drink is just a little different:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Agave
  • 2 Tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/4th Tsp. Cinnamon
  • Pinch of cardamom
  • 2 Tsp. coconut butter

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a small pot over the stove.
  2. Heat on low for a few minutes until warm.
  3. Once warm whisk on high for 1 minute.
  4. Pour into your favorite mug, sprinkle a little cinnamon on top, and enjoy.

Hope you enjoyed hearing about my small attempt into the culinary blogger realm.

-Isabella

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