I promise this taste better than the look my cat is giving it. LOL. I am not a fan of the taste of Turmeric, but I’ve found drinking it as a “Golden” milk, makes it very enjoyable. Even my husband will drink it this way! For a creamier taste, I recommend making your own plant milk (Click Here for recipe).
- 1 Cup Almond Milk (I use Homemade Almond Milk)
- ¼ inch raw turmeric
- 1 Tbsp raw honey (Can use more or less than that)
- ½ tsp vanilla
- Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
- Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
- ¼ tsp black pepper (This is what activates the turmeric. You really need this in the recipe)
- Blend together.
- Drink right immediately or store in fridge x 2-3 days.
- The type of almond milk you use, makes a big difference in the taste. I prefer to make mine, because the flavor is insanely better. If you do buy almond milk, look for ones that are Carrageenan free.
- If this is not sweet enough for you, add in more sweetener like honey, maple syrup, or cane sugar.
- You can use powdered turmeric, but the anti-inflammatory effect will not be as strong as using raw turmeric.
For More Information about Turmeric:
Caution – Possible side effects:
Always talk to your medical provider before starting any new supplements or medications. If you decide to use Turmeric, it’s suggested that you take it at least 4 hours away from other medications.
If you have an allergy to Ginger, you might want to avoid Turmeric because they are in the same family.
Possible side effects of turmeric include, uterine contractions in pregnant women, elevated liver function tests (damage to the liver), increased risk of bleeding, increased menstrual flow, low blood pressure (dizziness), nausea, diarrhea, and kidney stones. You may want to avoid using turmeric if you have diabetes, as it can lower sugar levels. If you have gallbladder issues, you might want to steer clear, as Turmeric can potentially cause gallbladder contractions. If you have a surgery coming up, you may want to avoid using Turmeric for at least 2 weeks, because Turmeric has the potential for decreasing blood clotting time. This could increase your risk for a serious bleed.
* If you’re on any anti-coagulant medications such as Plavix (clopidogrel), Coumadin (warfarin), Eliquis (apixaban) or aspirin, you need to use extra caution. Turmeric may also decrease blood-clotting time.
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