Turmeric is a natural detoxifier, and it’s currently getting rave reviews lately amongst health experts. Today, I want to show you my unique take on how to make turmeric tea, a concoction I call Turmeric Tonic. This turmeric tea recipe boasts a whole host of benefits, as well as only the best quality ingredients.
Health Benefits of turmeric tea
The anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric are well-known. It’s contains curcumin, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Oddly, curcumin cannot be properly absorbed in the bloodstream without help, so this turmeric tea has black pepper in it as well. Black pepper has piperine, which is known to help the body absorb the curcumin found in turmeric.
As a runner and mother, the stress on my body can be pretty extreme at times! Plus, most chronic Western diseases are linked to inflammation in the body, so finding a natural way to fight it is essential for continued health and wellness.
More healing ingredients in turmeric tea
This tea also contains coconut oil, which is a healthy fat that helps break down the fat-soluble turmeric. Honey not only makes this beverage more pleasant, it also provides antioxidants and aids in digestion. If you want to make this recipe vegan, then swap out the honey for a tsp of maple syrup instead.
Other anti-inflammatory foods
Is inflammation a struggle for you? I know that the older I get, and the harder I push my body, the more I fight inflammation. Yet I’ve also got tools (read: food), to help me combat this naturally. A smoothie with beets, ginger, and berries is a pleasant way to drink in some of these anti-inflammatory ingredients. Choosing Mediterranean ingredients + recipes is also a great way to fuel the body with anti-inflammatory foods too.
How much turmeric should I put in my tea?
Thankfully, you don’t have to use the intimidating turmeric root to get all the health benefits. You can buy already dried and powdered turmeric at most grocery stores, its called “ground turmeric.” Just look for it in the spice isle. Look for organic versions (if possible), then add 1/2 tsp in your cup of tea. If you love it, then add more! Ideally, you want to get about 2 tsp a day of turmeric to enjoy the anti-inflammatory benefits. You can add it to your smoothie, take pills or cook with it as well.
Still not sure how to make turmeric tea? Or maybe you’re hesitant to give it shot? If you’re trying to step into the natural healing space more, then check out these other recipes that use turmeric:
Detox your body with whole foods
This turmeric tea recipe is from my Thrive 7-Day Reset, which is a 7-day complete meal plan (recipes to cover you from dawn to dusk). Just drinking this tonic each day could help you gain energy, kickstart your metabolism, as well as ditch your sweet tooth.
We kick off each morning of Thrive Summer Reset with this tea because it works. Now, I’m going to show you how to make turmeric tea.
How to Make Turmeric Tea
- 8 oz hot water
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp honey
- Combine hot water with turmeric in a mug. Stir well to break up any clumps.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir again.
- Let stand for 2–3 minutes, then drink.
- Hot lemon water can be sensitive on your teeth. I suggest using a stainless steel straw as your stir stick and then gently sipping it when it's the perfect temperature.
More cleansing beverages
If this turmeric tea has you searching for other great drinks that help heal your body naturally, then check out my list of great cleansing drinks:
Whether you’re starting a cleanse, or just looking for a way to start your day that doesn’t include coffee, these, like the turmeric tea recipe, are great options that will help your body vs. harm it.