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The One Turmeric Hack Everyone's Trying Right Now

This easy trick will make turmeric a staple in your kitchen.

Turmeric has long been used for its anti-inflammatory properties. The earthy flavor rounds out savory options like curry, soup, and rice dishes. Fun fact: for best absorption of its natural anti-inflammatory properties, you must add a little black pepper when cooking with turmeric! Aside from traditional recipes, you may have a hard time finding ways to incorporate this bitter spice into your routine. So why not try this simple turmeric hack to reap more of this spice's amazing health benefits? Enter turmeric milk!

Dubbed "Golden Milk" for its brilliant yellow color, this flavorful drink is a great way to press refresh on your beverage game. Served steaming hot or over ice, Golden Milk will work no matter what the weather calls for outside.

This recipe is practically fail-proof and can be made single-serving style or by the pitcher to store in the fridge for the week! From here, you can add many modifications to play around with more flavors. Some easy pairings are ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, protein powders, and different milk options. And for even more healthy recipe ideas, check out our list of 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.

Here's what you'll need.

In order to make Golden Milk, you'll need the following ingredients.

2 cups coconut milk
1 tsp turmeric (ground)
1 Tbsp honey (or to taste)
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of salt (to taste)
Pinch of pepper

How to serve golden milk.

To serve hot, heat the milk on the stovetop until simmering. Add spices and honey and whisk until incorporated. Serve in mugs and drink while warm.

To serve cold, use a standing blender or an immersion blender. Add coconut milk first, then spice. Blend until incorporated and frothy. Store in the fridge and serve over ice.

Canned coconut milk will be significantly thicker than the carton, resulting in a rich tonic. Try both and see which option you prefer!

For an ultra-light breakfast or coffee replacement, add protein powder (unflavored or vanilla will work well here) when blending.

To modify for a sugar-free version, add a pinch of Monk Fruit or Stevia instead of honey. The sweetness rounds out the bitter undertones of turmeric root!

For other tasty sips, check out this article for endless turmeric drink ideas!

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Caroline Thomason, RDN
Caroline is a women's health Registered Dietitian and diabetes educator based in Northern Virginia. Read more
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