tumeric milk

My fiancé and I both came down with a nasty cold recently. You know the one: sore throat, exhaustion and phlegm, phlegm, phlegm. Despite the warm weather, all I wanted to do was to curl in bed with my dog under layers of blankets, watch 13 Reasons Why and drink spicy tumeric milk.

If you haven’t had tumeric milk, it’s the best—spicy, soothing, creamy and my favorite for cold weather or being under the weather. And, it’s sooooo good for you. It's antiviral which helps keep your immune system strong and anti-microbial which helps treat infections in the respiratory system.

You can make the recipe with store-bought almond milk, but I much prefer homemade almond milk (if you have the time). I think it makes the drink more rich and creamy.

homemade almond milk

Homemade Almond Milk

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 4 cups water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add almond and water to a large bowl to soak overnight or up to 2 days for creamier milk
  2. Drain the almonds in a colander and add them to a blender with 4 cups of fresh water to puree
  3. Add the blended almond milk (a cup at a time) to the nut milk bag and squeeze milk into a bowl or pitch (you will be left with an almond meal which you can dehydrate to use for baking or compost).

Homemade Tumeric Milk (Serves 2)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1" knob of tumeric, peeled 
  • 1" knob of ginger, peeled
  • 2 cups of homemade almond milk
  • 4 dates
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a dash or two of cayenne, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and puree.
  2. Strain the mixture through a sieve into a pot
  3. Heat until warm over low heat and serve in a mug with a sprinkle of cinnamon
May 25, 2017 by Lily Cameron
Tags: recipe

Comments

Tobey

Tobey said:

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Lily

Lily said:

Thanks for the suggestion, Toby. I’ve had my bamboo cutlery for a couple years, and it’s actually held up great.

Nata

Nata said:

Hi! Just stumbled onto your website & am feeling very inspired to continue my zero waste journey! Lots of amazing tips & tricks!

Just a note – the spelling is actually “turmeric,” though most people mispronounce the word & skip the “r.”

Also, this recipe is great, but you’ll extract more nutrients from the herbs by allowing them to steep/infuse a bit in the liquid. For a more potent medicinal (& equally flavorful!) brew, try blending, heating, THEN straining your ingredients (:

Thanks again for the beautiful work you’re doing!

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Comments

Tobey

Tobey said:

Hey! I love your website. Neat and elegant. You should add snowpeak’s titanium spork in your list. I’ve had mine for 6 years. :) Bamboo utensils look icky after several months of usage and need replacement from time to time. Wish I had a store like yours in my country. Good luck on your business :)

Lily

Lily said:

Thanks for the suggestion, Toby. I’ve had my bamboo cutlery for a couple years, and it’s actually held up great.

Nata

Nata said:

Hi! Just stumbled onto your website & am feeling very inspired to continue my zero waste journey! Lots of amazing tips & tricks!

Just a note – the spelling is actually “turmeric,” though most people mispronounce the word & skip the “r.”

Also, this recipe is great, but you’ll extract more nutrients from the herbs by allowing them to steep/infuse a bit in the liquid. For a more potent medicinal (& equally flavorful!) brew, try blending, heating, THEN straining your ingredients (:

Thanks again for the beautiful work you’re doing!

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