We seemed to have picked the only week that was wet and borderline cold, so this warm and sweet drink was such a welcome treat.
Traditionally this would be called golden milk and it would be made with dairy milk. It also wouldn’t have cinnamon on top, but against the flavour of the turmeric, the cinnamon tastes so sweet, almost like sugar.
A word of warning, making this drink will turn your nut milk bag yellow, as well as your blender jug. The jug will return its normal colour after a few more uses, but I just had to warn you.
It’s all well worth a temporary yellow blender to get the benefits of turmeric; it has anti-inflammatory qualities, which is great if you’re working out hard.
It’s been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine, to treat things such as flatulence, jaundice, menstrual issues, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.
Nutrition (For one serving)
- 3 cups hot water
- 4 pcs turmeric finger size, peeled
- 2 tsp honey or maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut butter
- 1/4 tsp black pepper ground
- 1/8 tsp salt optional
- 1/8 tsp Cinnamon for sprinkling
- Blend the hot water with the peeled turmeric and strain through a nut milk bag or sieve. You won’t need to really squeeze the bag like you do with making nut milk, but even so, be careful not to burn your hands.
- Add the sweetener, coconut butter, black pepper, salt (if using) and blend again.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.