For the longest time now, I have been drinking a little turmeric with a little lemon first thing in the morning. It started as a medicinal drink, but quickly became a tasty habit. I have some stupid weird circulation condition called raynaud's where changes in temp turn my fingers and toes into icicles. And for me, the worst time of the year for this condition is the spring (but spring is still my favorite). All the up and down of temperature and the wet cold damp weather is my trigger, not to forget to mention that those temp swings can get a girl sick. (I can't get sick!!)
So way back when I started to drink for my health and the feeling in my fingers. Turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon , all super warming spices that help greatly with blood circulation, not to mention a whole bunch of other good things. (I could tell you and go on and on, but you can just look it up yourself) Ever since I started drinking and eating lots of these spices, my raynauds has gotten soooo sooo soooo much better. I still get cold finger and toes, but no where as severe and the way less often.
Now a few weeks ago the mr started making himself an afternoon turmeric tea. He read something on the internet about how it's the best anti-inflammatory and good for achy joints. (Sure dude, listen to the internet and not me) Being a big guy doing construction and such, he gets really achy joints and there is only so much arnica and frozen peas a guy can do. So now he drinks this and I think he is starting to notice a difference. (less time with the frozen peas) And since he is making himself tea every afternoon, I started to make a spicy tea for myself in the afternoons too. I figured that a little extra goodness to ward off the chills and any larking illness is only a plus. It's our after lunch treat that tastes good, is warm and soothing and is doing the body all sorts of good.
Spicy turmeric tea. You will get addicted and feel like awesomeness.
The stuff. Ground turmeric, ground ginger, saigon cinnamon and hot water. Additional yums with a little lemon and some honey if you like it sweet or have a scratchy throat.
Spices into a drinking vessel (I like a big jar)
And in goes the hot water. Give it a good stir and a squeeze of lemon (and sweeten if your gonna)
And watch it swirl. A drink that keeps this girl happy and healthy.
Something great to look forward.
Spicy Turmeric Tea
- 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground saigon cinnamon (can use regular, but it's not as spicy sweet)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 1/2- 2 cups hot water (not quite boiling)
- honey to taste (I only use if my throat is sore)
- lemon juice (optional)
Note... My measurements are just guidelines. You might like a little less turmeric or more ginger so make this drink any way that tastes best for you.
Grab yourself a big mug or jar, add in the spices and hot water, honey if you want it and a squeeze of lemon juice if using. Stir with a spoon and drink. Keep spoon handy to give it a good stir every now and then