When Tejal Patel was a little child his mother would give him a cup of warm milk with turmeric every time he felt under the weather.
The turmeric from the drink would soothe his sore throat and would give him more strength and he wished that he could have this drink every day in the cold winter. Now that he is older and can prepare his own drinks he wonders why he doesn’t add it to all the drinks especially knowing the health benefits it has.
This morning elixir can be prepared with warm milk, like Tejal’s mother used to do it, or if you are vegan it can have the same effect in warm water as well. It could be implemented into your everyday morning routine because it’s very good for your overall health.
Turmeric is a spice from the ginger family. It’s yellow in color and originated in India. The Ayurveda medicine, appreciates the powers of turmeric immensely, it relies on the spice as a potent antioxidant which can fight carcinogenic free radicals.
It also has antiseptic and ant-inflammatory properties, which make it an indispensable part of the Indian cuisine. If you haven’t been using it much in your everyday meals, there is a simple way to introduce this beneficial spice to your diet plan.
Just pour a glass of warm water, squeeze some lemon juice in it and add a bit of turmeric, mix it up and enjoy. Cinnamon can be sprinkled in the drink as well, it’s known to regulate the blood sugars and fight inflammation. Here is the actual recipe for this magical elixir:
Morning elixir – Warm water with lemon and turmeric
- 1 cup warm water or milk
- ¼ tsp. turmeric powder
- ½ lemon (squeezed)
- pinch of cinnamon ( not mandatory)
- 1/8 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
First you’ll need to heat the water or milk and then add in all the other ingredients and mix until it’s all well combined. Drink it while it’s still hot and continue stirring the drink as you drink it because the turmeric will fall on the bottom otherwise. Bottoms up!
Taken from yourfellas.com with his approval.
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