Turmeric Coconut Tea

White Flowers

     Cold and flu season is fast approaching and if you have small children who are back in school you may have already experienced a few already. I like to keep some natural anti-inflammatory and immune boosting foods and drinks at our fingertips during this time of year to better protect ourselves all the while boosting the immune system and dampening inflammation.

     This is one reason I love turmeric. It's anti-inflammatory properties are impressive no doubt and it's spice you can add to many dishes. You can also add it to beverages as well. I occasionally make my Ginger Turmeric Shots when I know there's a lot of illness circulating around. Life is hectic though and often times there aren't enough hours in a day and I don't have time to make a large batch. That's one of the reasons I love this turmeric coconut tea...i can get my turmeric fix quickly!

     As if you need any other reason to make this tea it's Autumn here in Atlanta Georgia and the temperatures will soon be dropping. It's that time of year that we all slow down a little and soak in the last few remaining days of Summer. We appreciate the leaves showing off their colors like a peacock does it's feathers and anticipate cozying up on the couch with a good book in hand and a mug full of turmeric coconut tea in the other. I encourage you amongst all your current endeavors and whatever season you find yourself in to slow down a little and soak in natures beauty. “There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of Autumn leaves.” – Joe. L. Wheeler

Turmeric Coconut Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 tbsp. mct oil

  • 1 tsp. turmeric

  • stevia to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix water, coconut milk and MCT oil over the stove on medium heat in a small saucepan.

  2. Add in the remainder of the ingredients and stir well about 2-3 minutes.

  3. Makes 1-2 cups.

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