Two healthy and delicious drinks to kickstart your day
Turmeric ginger lemonade and almond milk turmeric latte.... which one will you choose today?
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Today's post is inspired by my personal experience with asthma and joint/ muscle pains. Despite being a runner, I do wake up regularly with aches and pains, especially in cooler, damp weather. But I don't want any of that, nor my diagnosis of asthma, to stop me getting on with whatever I want to get on with. Are you with me? Over the summer I started drinking turmeric ginger lemonade in the mornings and my morning cough disappeared altogether. This week I finally crawled out from the rock under which I've been hiding from foodie trends and discovered turmeric latte. A hot, frothy, comforting almond milk- based drink. Yum! Turmeric and ginger are known for their anti- inflammatory and anti microbial properties so need no introduction here, but let me tell you this: both these drinks are wonderfully health-promoting, but they both also taste like a treat! And that's a win in my book. I know I am far more likely to keep up the habit of drinking them if it's actually enjoyable. So let's get on with making them.....
Turmeric ginger lemonade:
Fresh ginger root, chopped- roughly the size of the top of of your thumb
Fresh turmeric root- roughly the size of the top of your little finger (I use a dsp of powdered if I can't get fresh)
Pure maple syrup
The juice of one lemon
Water to make up to about half a litre
- Blend up everything apart from the water. We have a high-speed blender, which makes this easier. Try to get it all so fine that it doesn't need straining at the end.
- Add the water and whizzfor a couple more seconds.
- Drink! Take it slowly at first, and remember that turmeric is bitter and an acquired taste. Adjust the maple syrup to suit your tastebuds.
- Gently heat the milk
- Add to blender with rest of ingredients and whizz until smooth and frothy.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy! It's kinda filling and comfortingly warming on a cold morning.