Read a national newspaper and you’ll learn that red wine is good for you, red wine is bad for you, chocolate is good for you, chocolate is bad for you, and that almost everything you do and don’t do causes cancer.
I’ve stopped bothering with these day-to-day reports as I don’t know whether I’m coming or going, but I have noticed lots of people writing and blogging about the benefits of turmeric, of late.
Apparently it’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, good for your brain, good for your heart, and is good at fighting a variety of chronic conditions.
It piqued my interest because it’s a pretty yellow colour and it seemed easy to make a nice drink from it.
There are lots of recipes doing the rounds for turmeric tea and turmeric latte, and I’ve noticed local coffee shops are now selling turmeric infused drinks. So I decided to give it a go.
My recipe was based on the ones I’d read, combined with what I had in my cupboard and a bit of guess work. I much prefer making things up.
You’ll find my recipe below, but I can confirm the following… it takes two minutes to make, and it’s absolutely delicious.
And, having done the maths, a cup contains around 50 calories, no refined sugars – and if the evidence is to be believed, it will make you superhuman.
Okay, I may have made up that last bit.
Here’s my recipe for a quick turmeric drink…
1 cup boiling water
2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp cinnamon
A pinch of clove
A grind of black pepper
A dash of vanilla extract
1 tsp honey
Mix all the ingredients, then blitz for a few seconds in a blender or whisk together. Pour half into a warmed mug and add a splash of milk (I frothed my milk to make it look fancy).
That’s it. Enough to make two cups of my quick turmeric drink.
PS Don’t worry. I’m not going to go all Nigella on you and start posting recipes. Unless you want me to, that is!