This Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Hot Cocoa Will Warm You Up

Brrr! I don’t know about where you live but her in New York it’s FREEZING! I can’t drink coffee all day but love to sip on something warm. So I have been making my delicious turmeric hot cocoa and thought I would share this simple recipe with you.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that increases the anti-oxidant capabilities of your body, which protects your body from free radicals and helps fight inflammation and diseases. If you have less inflammation you will have less aches and pains, too. Besides its long-term benefits, you will feel better if you include turmeric in your diet. Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, helps your body fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage.

Tumeric has as been used for thousands of years by the Chinese to cure pain like nausea, arthritis, headaches, menstrual cramps and muscle soreness. Adults can take 400 to 600 mg of turmeric extract three times per day or as directed. So this anti-inflammatory drink is the perfect hot sipping elixir.

Note: Curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. So a little tip is to always consume it with some black pepper, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%! Therefore, add a dash of pepper to any recipe that calls for turmeric for this very reason.

Turmeric Hot Cocoa Recipe

Yields: 1 serving  |  Total Time: 5 minutes

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (may substitute with butter)
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Optional: A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons honey (may substitute with maple syrup or your favorite sweetener)

Directions:

  1. Pour milk in a small saucepan. Add cocoa powder, turmeric and coconut oil, stir, and bring to boil.
  2. Once boiling, turn off the heat, stir in a pinch of black pepper and optional cayenne pepper. Sweeten to taste and serve warm.

Notes:
The fat in the coconut oil (or butter) as well as the pinch of black pepper help your body absorb the turmeric better.

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Yield: 1

Turmeric Hot Cocoa

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (may substitute with butter)
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Optional: A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons honey (may substitute with maple syrup or your favorite sweetener)

Instructions

    1. Pour milk in a small saucepan. Add cocoa powder, turmeric and coconut oil, stir, and bring to boil.
    2. Once boiling, turn off the heat, stir in a pinch of black pepper and optional cayenne pepper. Sweeten to taste and serve warm.

Notes

The fat in the coconut oil (or butter) as well as the pinch of black pepper help your body absorb the turmeric better.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 10g
Lauren Dimet Waters Signature

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