There’s nothing like hot milk to warm you up when the weather outside puts a chill in your bones. Turmeric milk is popular in yoga circles, and once I made this recipe, it became my new warm milk go-to. Try it, and you may never drink hot chocolate again!
A good source of protein and calcium, milk nourishes and satiates. Turmeric not only adds a cheerful golden yellow color to the milk, it contains a powerful heart-healthy compound called curcumin. Curcumin is an antioxidant, which means it helps your body fight free radical stress and inflammation.
I add several grinds of black pepper to my turmeric milk because the piperine in pepper helps our bodies absorb the beneficial curcuminoids in turmeric, and gives the turmeric milk a unique, peppery bite. A little raw honey lends just the right balance of sweetness and nourishment to the soothing warm milk. Choose organic milk when possible to avoid artificial hormones, GMOs, and pesticide residues.
1 to 2 cups whole milk
½ to 1 tsp ground turmeric
3 to 8 grinds black pepper
1 tsp raw honey
In a saucepan, heat the milk to almost a simmer. Stir in turmeric and a few grinds of black pepper until well blended. Pour into a mug, sweeten with honey, and enjoy!
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