CBA* – “At the service tonight the topic will be, ‘What is hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir practice.”
After posting desserts under the rationalization of everyone needs a little sugar, I decided to post something to drag you back from the gate of sugar overdose. OK. I’m getting a bit dramatic, but it isn’t a bad idea to bless your body with a blast of healthy nutrition once in a while.
That’s why I was so happy to be introduced to Golden Milk. It’s a great way to get turmeric into your body without eating curry three days in a row. Let’s go!
First you need to know is the correct way to pronounce turmeric. The accent is on the first syllable and the first syllable has an “r” in it. The syllable is tur. It is NOT tu, pronounced two. (Oh, get over yourself! You think the biggest problem we have in this country is the way people pronounce the name of a spice!)
Deep breath. OK. I’m better. Let’s talk about the benefits of getting more turmeric into your diet. First, curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. And curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
It may (no promises written in stone) be effective at delaying or even reversing many brain diseases and age-related decreases in brain function. There is also the possibility that it could help improve memory and make you smarter. Dare to dream!
And next, there’s the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of the blood vessels. It is well known that endothelial dysfunction is a major driver of heart disease and involves an inability of the endothelium to regulate blood pressure, blood clotting and various other factors. Several studies suggest that curcumin leads to improvements in endothelial function. One study shows that it’s as effective as exercise. I’m there!
You can go Online and read about possible benefits as far as depression, arthritis, and cancer. Oh, boy. I was going to want to make this drink! So I did.
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup turmeric powder
2 cups coconut milk
1/2 t cinnamon
2 t coconut oil
1 1/2 t fresh ginger, grated
drop of liquid Stevia
Combine the hot water and turmeric in a jar and set it aside while you gather the other ingredients into a kettle. Once everything else is in a kettle add 1 T of the turmeric mixture.
Mix together and simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes. Stir it every now and then. Strain and pour it into a cup. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired. I did not do this with the first cup that I enjoyed but sprinkled some on for the picture. I drank this too and it was delicious.
So I drank 2 cups of this lovely drink as official taster before I foisted it on a trusting public. This was directly after lunch. Then I found out that this is meant to be a bedtime drink as it greatly assists with insomnia. Don’t believer everything you read. zzzzzzz
Loveya – The Grandma
*CBA – Church Bulletin Announcement
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.