Happy almost weekend! Yesterday I made my own tea and it was AMAZING! I have been reading a lot about the health benefits of turmeric but I have been in NOO mood to cook–especially not pot of curry—-I mean it is ten thousand degrees out! So instead I made my own turmeric tea! This recipe is literally sooo good. If you aren’t craving hot tea- make a big batch of it and put it in the fridge for some iced-tea! psssst….This turmeric tea with a splash of full-fat coconut milk—amazeballlls.
So why turmeric? Here are a few of it’s benefits:
♥ It fights inflammation and swelling…like big time, in fact turmeric in comparable to Advil
♥ Turmeric contains the compound curcumin which is a major antioxidant
♥ Fights depressions (in fact, a study showed it may be as affective as Prozac)
♥ Lowers blood cholesterol levels
♥ Great for our skin due to it’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties
Turmeric – Ginger Tea:
2 tsp fresh ginger- grated
2 tsp grated turmeric
1 tsp grated lemongrass
1 pinch of black pepper
Place all the above ingredients in a tea steeper or tea-bag. Steep in hot water for 5 minutes. Optional: Add in a little raw honey or lemon.