1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
½ cup water
1 Tbs coconut oil
1 tsp powdered turmeric
1 tsp powdered ginger
2 tsp of cacao (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Raw Local honey to taste or Stevia
1 dash of cinnamon
1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
Directions: Place first seven ingredients in a small pot. Warm on medium heat until hot. Put in blender or nutribullet (my favorite type of blender). Add honey and 1/4 cup of cold coconut milk. Blend for about 20 secs. Pour in your favorite cup and add a dash of cinnamon. Enjoy!
The above recipe was adapted from Mary Shenouda’s Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Tea recipe, which was a part of the Thyroid Session. Mary did a video demonstration on how to make this tea. I was very impressed and decided to try something similar. The one thing she said was key was blending all of the ingredients in a blender. This gives the drink a creamy, frothy like consistency. All I can say is delicious! I can’t seem to get enough. I have been drinking one almost everyday.
Here are the benefits of this tea :
Coconut milk – contains minerals like, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It also contains lauric acid, which has been found to exhibit antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties
Coconut Oil –contains healthy antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial saturated fats. Contains lauric acid. Has immune system –enhancing properties. Is a antioxidant. Helps regulate blood sugar
Turmeric – anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and is liver detoxifier
Ginger – anti-inflammatory, improves immune system. It also improves the absorption and stimulation of essential nutrients in the body, by stimulating gastric and pancreatic enzyme secretion.
Cacao – contains minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese .Essential vitamins such as: A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and Pantothenic acid. Is a antioxidant. Cacao can also increase the levels of serotonin, which help improve your mood.
Cinnamon – contains mineral like manganese, iron and calcium. Has anti-bacterial and antimicrobial properties. Is a antioxidant and also helps regulate blood sugar.
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