Nutrition, Recipes

Time For Turmeric Milk!

April 17, 2016

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know my heart beats strong for nut milks. I love the process of making them as much as the end product which tastes creamy and so good. Before I made nut milks, I would buy them from the store – thinking I was doing the right thing for my body, as I had read all about how dairy can really aggravate the digestive system, especially if you’re prone to issues with bloating and other not-so-nice bodily responses to foods that don’t serve you well.

After drinking gallons of packaged coconut milk, rice milk and almond milk with breakfasts, in teas and also in baking, I finally flipped the packages over and read the ingredients. What I found was horrifying – weird names that when googled, described synthetic flavours and colourings and preservatives that did nothing for my health but prolonged the life of the milk so it could sit for longer on sale at the store without going off. Thus, my first batch of nut milk was born! And while I was fully prepared to make a few mistakes before finessing the recipe, BOOM! There is was in all it’s creamy glory in front of me – it tasted great and went down well with my beloved as well as my family who are all important taste testers when I try something new.

So what I’m saying is you CAN make your own milk today. It’s simple. Take a look here for step by step guidance, then once you’ve mastered that (it will only take a few minutes to make once you have soaked your nuts of choice) then you can make today’s treat in the video above. I like to add turmeric to both sweet and savoury creations – today it’s sweet. It’s a wonderful spice that was originally used medicinally many years ago, before also enjoyed as a great natural ingredient in savoury dishes. On it’s own, it’s very bitter which is why it works so well in this milk. For more information about the healing aspects of turmeric, you can take a look here and here.

For a delicious, healthy supportive milk, follow the instructions below and don’t forget to check out my video (if you like it, head over to my You Tube channel to give it a thumbs up and subscribe for more videos to come!)

Tasty Turmeric Milk

Makes: 4 serves (1 litre)

You need:

  • 4 cups nut milk
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp 100% organic maple syrup
  • 8 small (or 3-4 large) pitted sulphur-free dried prunes

You do:

  1. Place all ingredients into blender
  2. Blend on high for a couple of minutes to combine
  3. Store in an air-tight glass jar
  4. Heat for a few minutes on the stove, or serve chilled from fridge
  5. Enjoy!

 

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