Lemon ginger turmeric tea delivers a delicious balance of sweet and spice in a cup. Boost your immune system with this winter warmer recipe.
Looking for a healthy drink to keep you warm this winter? This ginger turmeric tea is perfect for the cold weather. It’s warming, healing, and nourishing. It is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy that tastes amazing, stimulates digestion, boosts immunity, warms you up from inside out, and soothes your nervous system.
Made with turmeric powder, lemon, and fresh ginger, it’s bursting with flavor. Add a little honey for a touch of sweetness, and you have a perfectly balanced winter tea. Best of all, it’s easy to prepare and can be brewed in no time. Let’s get into it!
Turmeric is a great way to heal, cleanse and detoxify your body and liver. Perhaps most commonly associated with Indian curries, it also makes a fantastic tea. Where turmeric and ginger shots provide a great energy-boost to the day, this tea helps calm and restore.
Turmeric tea benefits read like a list of criteria for the perfect food. The range of what it covers is truly astounding! To name a few…
- Detoxifies the body and liver
- Boosts immunity by improving liver function and protects liver tissue
- Cleanses and purifies the blood
- Eases symptoms of coughs and colds
- Improves skin complexion
- Reduces bad cholesterol
- Reduces inflammation – all types of arthritis and other inflammation
More benefits can be read in Doctor Kevin Curran’s post on how turmeric can help battle inflammation.
These ingredients help maximize the nutritional impact of turmeric.
The fats in the coconut milk help enhance turmeric nutrient absorption, and are forms of energy that are used immediately rather than being stored as fat. Furthermore, it helps you maintain normal blood pressure, and its vitamin C content slows down the ageing process of the skin.
The benefit reach of coconut milk is wide-ranging, from strengthening bones to improving the strength of hair. It can even be used as a make-up remover and hair conditioner, as well as a remedy for a range of skin ailments.
Much more so than standard honey, raw honey is rich in vitamin and nutrients. Promotes the growth of good bacteria in the intestines, lowers blood sugar levels and aids sleep.
Freshly ground black pepper helps the absorption of the turmeric, maximizing the benefits of the spice.
For one cup of turmeric tea I put in one teaspoon of ground turmeric powder, mixed in with three-quarters of a cup of hot water.
The remaining quarter is then the coconut milk, with a pinch of black pepper and a tablespoon of raw honey. Easy, delicious and immediately refreshing.
How to make turmeric tea
The best way I’ve found to bring turmeric into my diet is by making a tea with it. It’s sweet yet spicy and, with the right blend of ingredients, is delicious.
I actually started having this drink with basic milk, honey and turmeric powder, but the internet always has a way to help you ‘optimize’ your ingredients by finding much healthier and more effective versions!
Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 inch ginger grated
- hot water freshly boiled
- 1 large lemon juiced
- 2 tsp raw honey
- black pepper
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Bring hot water to a boil. Allow to cool for 1 minute.
- Add ground turmeric powder and grated ginger to tea pot or saucepan
- Pour the hot water over the turmeric and ginger
- Stir in lemon juice, raw honey, and two pinches of black pepper
- Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes before serving
- Add coconut milk if you prefer the tea to have more body and to be milder in spice