Comfort :: Turmeric Tonic
Everyone who knows me well knows I love anything sweet and creamy. I personally do not keep any ice cream treats of any kind in my house for the sheer reason that I will consume the entire container in one to two sittings. In full disclosure, portion control is important to me so I will usually err on the side of responsible there, but regardless, it doesn't feel that great afterwards. Still though, I am a sucker for a comforting nightcap.
Enter my favorite treat, the Turmeric tonic. Besides being super comforting, there's a few reasons I like to drink this elixir before bed.
1. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory - Inflammation is pervasive in our culture, often unnoticed, its the cause of alot of health issues, including blocking the absorption and distribution of important nutrients. Turmeric is a natural healer, and liver tonic, helping with assimilation and elimination, colds, flus, stomach aches, wound healing - I even use it with my facewash due its anti microbial properties.
2. Almond Milk is earthy and grounded. It activates the sense stores of relaxation and turns on our relax and renew brain inviting a sense of calm and well being.
3. Together, these two pack quite the punch and create a well rounded support for digestive, adrenal and respiratory health
Because of the Kapha ( more earthy nature ) of this elixir, I personally add black pepper to mine to give it a little heat. When consuming food and drink for health, the benefits are always optimized when specified for your specific constitution, taking into consideration the season, age, sex, the current and past lifestyle choices and environmental factors. As a Registered Dietitan and Certified Ayurvedic Specialist, I believe wholeheartedly in personalizing nutrition as the best way to achieve health.
Simple Recipe for Tumeric Tonic
Heat 12oz Almond Milk
Add 1/2 tsp ground tumeric, dash of cinnamon and sea salt and stir
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