I often turn to this drink as soon as I feel discomfort in my pelvis and 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?
You can either use almond or coconut milk for this recipe, I prefer almond. It’s best to use a brand that doesn’t have anything else in it other than nuts and water. Some shop bought nut milks contain guar gum that may worsen endo symptoms. I used to make my own in the early days of my anti-inflammatory diet but it’s time consuming. I now use Rude Health’s Ultimate almond milk which is excellent.
1 cup of almond or coconut milk
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
Couple of grinds of black pepper
3-4 of drops of vanilla essence (without sugar in)
Add all the ingredients to a pan, gently whisk everything together and add a third of a cup of water to the pan. Bring up to a boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes to infuse the spices. Strain through a tea strainer into a mug. Option to add a drop of cold almond milk to cool it down sooner.
This drink is great served with home made turmeric biscuits, which are super easy to make and are made with unrefined sugar! So nice and healthy, but you may struggle to stop at one!