HOW TO MAKE TURMERIC MILK, PLUS HEALTH BENEFITS

The Best Time to Drink Turmeric Milk

My favorite time to incorporate turmeric milk into my day is when I’m unwinding for the day. I’ll put on some relaxing music, cozy slippers, and simmer a pot of this on the stove. Then I’ll let all the flavor of turmeric, peppercorns, cinnamon, ginger, and coconut milk or almond milk marry beautifully together. Actually, the longer you simmer this over low-medium heat, the stronger and more intense the flavor is, which I prefer. Even if you’re on the go and want to enjoy turmeric milk, you can still reap the benefits by just adding about 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric, a dash of cinnamon, and sea salt into some almond milk, shake it up and go! However, I promise the experience of making this over the stove and enjoying it warm is the one to be experienced first.

TIP: Ashley, a helpful reader who’s also a dentist, shared this advice about turmeric’s staining effect on the teeth:

“Try brushing your teeth with baking soda and water. Just be gentle while brushing. Otherwise, it can become abrasive and irritable (use a circular motion, and a 45-degree angle towards the teeth and gums). Turmeric causes the most extrinsic staining compared to coffee and wine, according to evidence-based dentistry as of 2015.” Thanks, Ashley!

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