anti-inflammatory turmeric milk

Circumin, the yellow pigment in turmeric contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. I’ve been having mild allergies again the past few days and it’s also the time of the month for me, so this turmeric milk has done wonders for my body!

This recipe calls for black pepper because it’s found that black pepper significantly improves the absorption of circumin in the body but if you’re allergic to it, go ahead and do without.

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Ingredients: 

1-inch fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped (use more depending on your tolerance)

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch of black pepper (freshly ground if possible)

1 cup milk of choice (I recommend using any non-dairy milk, as it’s friendlier to the body and easier to digest)

Raw honey or maple syrup to taste, optional (I personally leave this out)

Directions:

1. Place turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.

2. Strain the milk into a cup. Once it cools slightly and just warm to touch, add in honey. Avoid adding honey while milk is still hot.

And you’re done! Sip and enjoy. I hope this helps you the way it did for me. The best things in life are truly simple 😉