You might have heard of the health benefits of turmeric, the “mother of all herbs”. You might have read about its antioxidant capacity, that it has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial properties, and that it might even help with depression. I know there are curcumin supplements these days, which is a chemical compound that is found in turmeric. But perhaps there is nothing like the whole spice itself. For instance, researchers have found that a quarter teaspoon of turmeric, not curcumin, with each meal, helped women with lupus. Either way, if you are slightly familiar with health and wellness, you will be familiar with turmeric and its amazing qualities.
Therefore, these last few months, I have been trying to have a teaspoon of turmeric every day. One way of remembering, and enjoying, this “mother of all herbs” is by making a cup of “golden milk”. This is great because it is delicious, soothing, it feels like pampering yourself- you know, like a real “me-time”. I am usually an Early Grey kind of person, so this “golden milk” or “turmeric tea” does feel like a special treat. Besides, just like anything else home-made, I add everything as I see fit. Just look at this cuteness, first, and read on to see how I make that precious me-time happen.
Warm a mixture of
light coconut milk, (or almond milk),
a little bit of pumpkin spice or cinnamon😊,
and stevia (you can use any sweetener).
You should also add a little bit black pepper to get full benefits of curcumin, because, apparently, piperine helps the body digest this ingredient. I sometimes, not always, add a teaspoon coconut oil, as it might be more satiating with it, so try it both ways, and decide which version you like more. Do not boil it, just warm this mixture, stirring time to time, for 3-5 minutes. That’s it!
Grab a book, this one, for example, which gave me all kinds of emotions, and enjoy your me-time. Think about it: This moment will never again be. Don’t you think we should cherish it?