Last month I joined a group of women online who wanted to make a change to their eating habits. I’ve tried “clean eating” before so I generally knew what to expect. But by joining the group we were able to offer each other support, encouragement to try new foods (and that NASTY apple cider vinegar “with the mother” drink every morning). We went through a cleanse together and celebrated each pound lost.
There were some pros and cons for me with this new way of eating and I’ll admit, I fell off the wagon pretty quickly after my wallet started screaming for mercy. However, there is one really great thing I picked up from that group and I’ve added to daily morning routine. I’d like to share this with you today in hopes that it might be something you fall in love with, too.
What are the benefits of turmeric?
In my research I have found that there have been more than 6,000 studies done on the benefits of consuming turmeric. Now, I’m definitely not a scientist or a nutritionist and I can’t speak to the terms of the studies. But I have to admit, that’s a lot!!! What I’ve been able to find that turmeric can do for our bodies is pretty astounding*.
- It has been shown to reduce depression symptoms in lab animals.
- It can have anticoagulant effects, without the side effects that medication would give you for the same purpose.
- It’s an anti-inflammatory.
- Because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties, it can also reduce pain.
- It has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. (WOW!)
- Patients with bowel problems (like IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s disease, etc) have shown improvement and could stop medication when using this spice.
As I said above, I’m not a scientist or a nutritionist.
I think it’s safe to say that if you have a reaction of any kind to the ingredients in this list, please don’t drink this coffee. There also may be some medical precautions you should be aware of before adding something into your regular diet routine. If you’d like to read more on the information shared above, OR on any precautions you may need to be aware of please read this article by Dr. Axe regarding 10 Turmeric Benefits. Now that I’ve got that out of the way…let’s make some coffee!
How to Make Turmeric Coffee
Gather your supplies together and a large glass container. I make mine in large batches and it lasts us about 2 months before we have to mix together more. Once your mixture is made, just store it wherever you store your coffee containers. Scoop out a heaping tablespoon into your mug and then brew your coffee as usual. If you want it SUPER frothy (like I DO!!) then plop everything into a NutriBullet or blender and whip together for a few seconds. The result is super creamy, yummy coffee that has an earthy cinnamon-y taste. If I had to describe it, I would say it’s like Christmas in a mug!
1 cup raw cacao (NOT cocoa powder!)
1/4 cup Bulletproof Collagen powder (helps joints, skin, hair, and nails!)
1/8 cup cinnamon
1/8 cup nutmeg
1/8 cup turmeric
Mix all of the above ingredients in your glass container with a lid. Once mixed together, put a heaping tablespoon of the turmeric mixture in your bullet or blender along with:
stevia (if you want a sweetener)
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
almond milk or coconut milk (I use coconut milk from the can because it whips up so nicely)
8-10 oz of freshly brewed coffee
Trust me, it is delicious stuff!!! And you can find the cacao and collagen powders that I use by following the links above. I’d love to know how you like this so if you make it, come back here and leave a comment to let me know what you think.