This is an amazing morning coffee alternative. It is strong and pungent, yet warm and soul satisfying. Sounds pretty much like coffee to me, yet the health benefits are remarkable. Don’t let the crazy yellow colour scare you. Think of how vibrant it is rather than the usual teeth staining and boring beige. Turmeric is praised in many cultures and used tons in Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern cooking. It is a staple root in Aruyrvedic medicine known to clear infections and inflammations on both the inside and outside of the body. But aside from that, turmeric’s powerful antioxidant properties have been linked to fighting cancer-causing free radicals in the body. Hello prevention. Using the raw honey is also a great morning cleansing ritual.
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 2 1/2 teaspoons dried turmeric
- Juice of half a lemon
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup hot water—not boiling (this will kill the live eneyme goodness in the raw honey)
Mix together raw honey, tumeric and pepper into a paste in a dish. Add a heaping teaspoon to your favorite mug. Add hot water, lemon juice and pepper.
Pepper is essential as it activates the tumeric’s healing benefits.