Turmeric Beverages

Posted by Active Wellness Team on Mar 23, 2020 2:23:02 PM


Turmeric has become widely familiar in the United States due to its Instagram beverage fame from turmeric lattes and golden milk pictures. This relative of ginger is more than just a picture-worthy beverage ingredient, turmeric has been found to contain many health benefits including antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to name just a few. Turmeric has also been widely used in eastern medicine to help fight off viral infections, arthritis, and even headaches. Here are a few ways to spice up your morning or afternoon beverage with this deliciously healthy and versatile ingredient.

Turmeric Latte - In a saucepan bring ½ a cup of milk or your favorite milk substitute, such as a nut or oat milk to a simmer. Mix in a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger, 3 teaspoons of freshly grated turmeric and a dash of nutmeg. Let lightly simmer together for 4-5 minutes and enjoy! While it’s best to use freshly grated turmeric and ginger if those aren’t available at your local grocery store, ground versions will do the trick. 

Pro-tip: wearing gloves will help reduce the risk of staining your fingers while grating your fresh turmeric.

Turmeric Smoothie - In a blender add a ½ cup of milk or milk substitute, 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 banana, ½ cup frozen blueberries, and ½ cup frozen mango. Blend until smooth and enjoy. Substitute frozen pineapple or other tropical fruits for another tasty variation. 

Turmeric Ginger Juice Shot - Pass a 2-inch knob of ginger and turmeric through a juicer and ½ a lemon. Mix juices together into a glass and enjoy this colorful and zippy shot of healthy goodness!  Alternatively, mix the shot with fresh orange and/or apple juice for punchy morning juice.

Turmeric Tonic - Pass a 2-inch knob of ginger and turmeric through a juicer with one lemon. Mix the fresh juice with 6-8 ounces of soda or tonic water and add a dash of your favorite sweetener to taste, it’s that simple. Feeling like spicing it up even more? Add a pinch of cayenne pepper. This tonic will be sure to wake up and boost your immune system while leaving you feeling healthy and refreshed!

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