Ayurveda

Turmeric Chai – the perfect winter pick-me-up!

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A bottle of organic turmeric powder in your pantry is a must!

I use this milk at the first sign of malaise heralding a winter chill and cold.

1/2 – 1 level teaspoon turmeric powder

1 spoon green cardamom pods, finely pounded in a mortar and pestle

1 cup of almond milk – I like the Califia* brand because their unsweetened version does not have anything but almonds and water (not a big fan of fortified milks).  Cow’s milk or any other milk you like to use are great options too.

In a heavy bottom pan, boil and whisk together the almond milk, turmeric, and cardamom for about 8 minutes.  Shut off the heat.  Filter off the grit if you are sensitive to that.  Sweeten with a natural sweetener like honey or agave.  Just don’t heat the sweetener with the drink – mix it in after you take the mixture off the heat.

Drink this warm milk as a pick-me-up preferably away from meals.  It works as a soothing night-time tonic.

* http://www.califiafarms.com

Author: ayurjaya

Clinical Ayurveda Specialist

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