- cup plain or unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- 1 tbsp grated turmeric (if using turmeric powder, halve the measurement)
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- Pinch of pepper powder
- Ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)
- Blend milk, turmeric, honey, ginger and pepper in a mixer until smooth.
- Pour into a saucepan and heat over medium-high flame until steaming hot, but not boiling.
- Transfer to a mug.
- Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
A relative of ginger, turmeric has been used in India for centuries to treat common colds, flu and breathing
difficulties. The curcumin in turmeric fights a variety of viruses. However turmeric contains only 3 percent curcumin. Therefore to derive the full benefit of its healing properties, you need to add pepper as it enhances curcumin absorption in the body by up to 2,000 percent.