I always make this comforting drink whenever I’m having an endo flare up. The anti-inflammatory ingredients can really help take the edge off the pain and it’s a great caffeine free alternative to tea in the morning. Why not give it a go?
I recommend using fresh turmeric and ginger for this recipe if you can get hold of them. The recipe works with both almond or coconut milk, but personally I prefer the sweetness of coconut. You could also make your own coconut milk by adding 1 cup of organic dessicated coconut to a blender with 4 cups of hot water. Leave it to soak for 2-4 hours, blend and pour through a cheese cloth. If you’re using shop bought nut milk try to make sure it is free of guar gum as in some people it can worsen endo symptoms. If you do decide to use almond milk I have found Rude Health’s Ultimate Almond Milk to be a great choice as it just uses two ingredients, almonds and water!
- 2 cups of coconut or almond milk
- 2-4 cm fresh turmeric peeled and chopped (1 tsp powdered turmeric if you can’t get fresh)
- 2 cm fresh ginger peeled and roughly chopped (or ½ tsp powdered ginger)
- Couple of grinds of black pepper
- Option to add a star anise or a sprinkle of cinnamon
Add all the ingredients to a pan and heat over a medium heat. If you’re using powdered ingredients gently whisk everything together. Simmer for 5 minutes to infuse the spices. Pour through a sieve or tea strainer into a mug.
This drink is great served with home made golden turmeric and honey biscuits, which are super easy to make and are made with unrefined sugar. Enjoy!