DRINKS: Turmeric tea – the drink of champions

I’ve been reading about superfoods again, this week I’m tackling turmeric. Now, turmeric is supposed to be one of the best things that you could eat on a regular basis, but why?

1. Anti-inflamatory

2. Lowers the risk of heart disease

3. Help prevent cancers (especially colon cancer)

4. Fights depression

These are only a few of the health benefits of turmeric but those are the four that mean the most to me! With this in mind, I got this recipe from Meghan Telpner and it worked a treat!

What you need:

1 cup cold water
Sprinkle of nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 whole clove
1cm chunk of ginger
2 teaspoons turmeric
1/4 cup soya milk

Grab a saucepan, chuck everything but the soya milk in and let it bubble way for 10-15 minutes. You’ll see that famous yellow colour immediately, stir that yellow tea while it’s cooking – just be careful not to slosh it around, that troublesome turmeric stains EVERYTHING immediately.


Once you’ve let it simmer away for a while, you’re good to sieve it into a mug, pop in your milk and boom! This tea is spicy and warming, I’ll be drinking it a few times a week to see if I notice a difference in how I feel.

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