Banting Anti-Oxidant Golden Delight

Oh, the sweet golden hues of my new favourite thing ever. In the whole world. Sweet, lovely turmeric milk.

I had a little run-in with cancer last year and, as a result, am drawn to all things anti-oxidant. Add to this my new Banting lifestyle and we’ve pretty much scratched cupcakes off the list. So, when I discover something rich and delicious, I either marry it (just kidding) or I stock up on all the ingredients and eat / drink it until I just can’t anymore.

Golden turmeric milk is this thing.

Ingredients:
3 teaspoons organic turmeric
1 teaspoon organic cayenne pepper
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon good quality coconut oil
1 tin coconut milk OR two small cups of raw / almond milk

Method:
Add the turmeric and cayenne pepper to the cold water and heat it up in a saucepan, mixing constantly until it thickens. Remove from the heat.
In a saucepan, heat the milk, coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of the turmeric paste. Do not allow to boil.
Cook for about 3 minutes.
Some recipes say that you can add a teaspoon of honey. If you’re Banting, just remember that a teaspoon is your full daily allowance of sugar.

You can drink this creamy, flavoursome nectar two or three times a day, one steaming cup after another.

It really is this colour.  Image: Lynelle Frazier via Health Impact News
It really is this colour.
Image: Lynelle Frazier via Health Impact News

Here are some of the wonderful health benefits of turmeric:

  • It is a powerful anti-oxidant
  • It has fantastic anti-inflammatory abilities
  • Turmeric helps to digest and metabolise what we take in
  • It is anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial
  • This spice is known to play an important role in purifying the blood
  • It helps to clear the skin of pimples, blackheads and other impurities
  • Memory and brain function are improved by consuming significant amounts of cooked turmeric

Cayenne pepper also has its fair share of health and wellness benefits.

  • It fights against colds and flu, and helps to combat migraines
  • It has anti-fungal and anti-allergen properties
  • Cayenne pepper aids in digestion
  • It reduces blood clots and the associated diseases
  • It relieves joint pain
  • This pepper is an important part of sustained weight loss as it boosts the metabolism
  • It aids in the regulation of blood pressure
  • Cayenne pepper is a circulatory stimulant, and aids the lymphatic and digestive systems to work properly. So, taking it regularly will help to detox our whole body
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