Get the easy recipe for this turmeric, lemon and honey drink that actually tastes delicious! This powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant Turmeric Pick-Me-up juice also gives you a boost of energy.
Honey, ginger and lemon with a zing, this refreshing turmeric pick-me-up tonic is full of all things good for you! It's bright, sunshiny colour is a mood-booster, too. Just consider all the benefits of this tonic!
Health benefits of Turmeric Pick-Me-Up
Turmeric, for starters. It's a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Even more important, it contains curcumin, the yellow-orange pigment in turmeric that has been found to benefit those who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's, and rheumatoid arthritis.
It's even suspected to offer protection from certain cancers and may help to lower cholesterol.
Ginger is a natural aid to digestion with anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut water provides an incredible source of electrolytes like potassium and sodium, lemon gives us Vitamin C, and honey is rich in minerals.
If you like ginger and lemon, check my recipe for How to Make Lemon Ginger Tea. It's a soothing anti-inflammatory tea, full of antioxidants. It's perfect for summer sipping and for cold and 'flu season, too!
- coconut water
- fresh ginger
- turmeric powder
- lemon juice
- black pepper
Be sure to include the black pepper in this turmeric tonic as it is necessary to allow your body to utilize all the benefits of curcumin.
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Add ice for a refreshing
I love this juice in late afternoon when my energy level is lagging, but the turmeric drink I often make in the evening is this Warm Turmeric Cinnamon Milk.
This "Golden Milk" is a sleep-inducer. If I ever have trouble sleeping, a mug of this warm sweet milk made with almond milk (or your choice of milk) and turmeric works wonders for me.
How to remove turmeric stains
Has turmeric stained your countertop or your blender container?
Rub the area with a small amount of vegetable oil, followed with a general scrub with your usual cleanser to remove the stain. I also drink this turmeric tonic with a straw to avoid discolouring my teeth!
Enjoy this gentle way to detoxify and boost your immune system!
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled (or 1 tsp. ground ginger)
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- pinch of sea salt
- pinch of black pepper
- Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Strain if desired.
- Serve with a stir stick and a straw. Add ice to make a refreshing cold drink.