I used to make cinnamon and nutmeg milk using this same basic formula before a chef-student of mine introduced me to using turmeric instead. This is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for sore throats and coughs, but is actually delicious! I use it a bedtime dessert beverage or a healthy alternative to hot cocoa.
Nutrition Tip: Curcumin, a powerful compound in turmeric, is proven to reduce inflammation and is a known remedy for colds and flus. Most commonly, you can find turmeric ground in the spice aisle, or if lucky, in whole form in the produce section. It’s in the ginger family and looks like a small finger of ginger, except darker in color.
2 cups milk (any kind)
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or 1-2 droppers liquid stevia