Turmeric is one of the big trendy superfoods right now, praised for its anti-inflammatory properties. Since I have an autoimmune disease, I’m willing to try anything that could help keep inflammation in check. I try to drink this tea every morning because when I do, I can really tell a difference in my energy and overall health. Several people have asked me how I make my turmeric tea after I mentioned it in Wednesday’s post. I feel a little silly sharing this post because it’s not even a “recipe” so much as it is “throw these four ingredients into a mug and drink it” haha. But it’s definitely easier than some of the other recipes I’ve seen floating around… let’s call this the lazy, low maintenance version. Here’s what you need:
- turmeric powder
- black pepper
- lemon juice
While your water is heating up, pour enough honey to coat the bottom of your mug. Add a couple shakes of turmeric powder, a shake of black pepper (this helps your body absorb the turmeric), and about a tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix everything into a paste, pour hot water over, and stir to dissolve. Drink while warm and enjoy the benefits!
If you want a more precise recipe, this one from Nutrition Stripped is considered the definitive turmeric tea recipe – and it’s delicious.
Sometimes I get tired of having the same thing every morning, so I mix it up with with add-ins. These are my favorites:
- a sprinkle of cinnamon
- a generous splash of grapefruit juice
- ginger tea bag (for extra digestion help),
- chamomile tea bag (for relaxation)
- (really, any tea bag you want, but those are the ones I use regularly)