Olenko’s Golden Turmeric Milk

Published : Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Try this warm drink before bedtime to help you
relax and unwind.

Turmeric root is anti-inflammatory and full off amino acids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and phytochemicals that combine to provide healing properties for almost every area of the body. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring plant compounds that boost the healthy functioning of cells, tissues, organs, and systems. These compounds include antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, analgesics, and a wide variety of protective, preventative, and health-promoting derivatives that help support the natural functions of the body.

The powerful phenols contained within the flesh of the turmeric root are varieties of curcuminoids: curcumin, desmethoxycurcumin, and bisdesmethoxycurcumin, which not only help combat germs, bacteria, and viruses but also help aid in digestive processes, support immunity, improve energy, maximize metabolic functioning, cleanse the blood, regulate blood sugar, and increase mental processes.

Ginger is an anti-inflammatory

  • It relieves muscle pain
  • It settles the stomach
  • It can help regulate blood sugar
  • It helps prevent heart disease
  • It reduces risk of diabetes
  • It reduces cancer risk
  • It eases menstrual pain

Ginger is related to superfoods like turmeric and cardamom, ginger contains the compound gingerol, a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Naturally occurring anti-inflammatories are important because they can help curb an overactive immune system. Inflammation is your body’s natural and healthy response to injury or illness—and it tells your white blood cells that it’s time to start healing. But too much inflammation is also associated with disease, like celiac and fibromyalgia, which is why doctors and nutritionists alike are keen on antioxidants—they help reduce inflammation.

Cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits. Just make sure to get Ceylon cinnamon or stick to small doses if you’re using the Cassia variety.

Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties. Cinnamon has been proven to fight fungal, bacterial, and viral elements in foods: It’s no surprise that in the Middle Ages, when food spoilage was far more frequent due to lack of refrigeration, many recipes, both sweet and savory, were flavored with the spice.

But these properties of cinnamon do not extend merely to the foods cinnamon seasons. Consumers of cinnamon can benefit from these properties as well, according to our experts, who say cinnamon can be used as part of a treatment for anything from lung problems to the common cold.

Serves 1–2
2 cups nut milk (almond, coconut, or cashew)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder or 1-inch fresh turmeric
1 teaspoon maple syrup, raw coconut nectar, or
coconut sugar (or more if you like a sweeter taste)
1/2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
tiny piece fresh peeled ginger root or 1/4 teaspoon
ginger powder
pinch black pepper (increases absorption)
pinch cardamom
pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until
2. Pour mixture into a small saucepan. Heat for 3–5
minutes over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
Serve immediately.



*You can also make this drink raw. Simply use raw cashew or almond milk, add the rest of the ingredients and serve immediately without warming it up.

*You can also 1-2 drops of your favorite food grade therapeutic grade essential oils. I love to add 1-2drops of Young Living Vitality line Thieves or Citrus Fresh blends.

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