I hope you had a chance to try my Iced Turmeric Ginger Latte. I sipped on it all summer long, even when we were in Austria visiting my father-in-law, Axel. Luckily, I managed to find a health food store in in small town Klagenfurt that sold fresh turmeric.
Now that it's getting chilly out, I'm sipping on this turmeric ginger tea. It warms you from the inside out and nourishes your whole being. Plus it's the colour of the trees right now in High Park.
Turmeric and ginger are super healing anti-inflammatory foods.
You may have heard that the Okinawan people of Japan have the highest population of centenarians (people who live to one hundred years old or more). Researchers attribute this long lifespan to their diet and their lifestyle – it is truly a holistic approach. Interestingly, a very popular drink in Okinawa is turmeric tea! In fact, most stores sell powdered, ready-made turmeric tea. I think they are on to something with their love of turmeric.
Even though it's very easy to find powdered ginger and turmeric, I prefer using fresh when I can find it.
This warming drink tastes absolutely wonderful, spicy and sweet.
Turmeric has more known health benefits than another other botanical in modern science. Before we get to the recipe, I’ve gotta share some of them with you!
Thins the bile: That may sound like a weird health benefit but "thinning of the bile" allows it to flow more freely through the intestines. This translates to better detoxification. Bile is a carrier of toxic waste products.
Antidepressant:Recent studies have shown that turmeric can be used to effectively treat some depressive disorders.