Simple and delicious vegan turmeric milk that will help with inflammation and balance the three doshas; Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurveda to treat diseases and ailments. It contains at least 12 molecules that are anti-inflammatory and 20 that are anti-biotic, plus anti-cancer and anti-tumor molecules.
The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is more easily absorbed by the body when combined with black pepper, and you can add a pinch of it to your cup if you want to enhance the health benefits of this drink.
Vegan Turmeric Milk
In Ayurveda, the three doshas or mind-body types, are vata, pitta and kapha. Doshas are the energies that make up each individual. Turmeric helps balances all three doshas and can be used in fresh juice, teas, tinctures, creams, lotions and ointments.
Turmeric milk is one of many ways that I like to incorporate it into my diet, but I also add it to quinoa, tahini dressing, and in soups! A little bit of turmeric goes a long way, and it’s best to start with a small amount and slowly add more if needed. It also stains like CRAZY, so be very careful with it!
We’re now in the beginning of the biggest snow storm in the DC area in a few years, the last one I remember was in 2010. They’re predicting about 2 feet of snow where we live, and we’ve stocked up on delicious food to get us through the next couple of days. Fred is currently making a broccoli coconut milk soup that smells amazing!
I’ll be snuggling up on the couch with my turmeric milk watching the snow fall and trying to enjoy slowing down. There are plenty of reasons to hate snow; it disrupts your normal day-to-day routine and makes commuting to work a nightmare. However, I’ve been able to find the magic in snow days and really enjoy them.
Time seems to stand still for a moment, and I can happily stare out the window for hours looking at the different types of snowflakes. Snow days bring back that child-like innocence that is easily lost in adults.
Are you on the east coast with the snow storm? What are your plans if you get snowed in?
Vegan Turmeric Milk
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons coconut nectar
- optional: cinnamon for topping
- In a blender, mix together the milk, turmeric, cinnamon and coconut nectar.
- Add to a pot and heat over low heat, until warm, but do not bring to a boil!
- Add to your favorite mug and enjoy warm with a pinch of black pepper and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.