Turmeric Infused Honey
Here’s a simple and natural, two-ingredient recipe to help you combat the upcoming cold and flu season, as well as to help relieve your aching muscles and joints, and basically just give your immune system a slight boost! It’s called golden honey, and it’s basically raw honey that’s infused with ground turmeric. It’s super easy to whip up and super good for you to boot!
My instructor, Chef Camila showed us this simple recipe for golden honey the other day during our class demo, and I being the spaz that I am, immediately went home and made up a batch. I ate a teaspoon (or two) after dinner as my little post dinner sweet, and then woke up the next morning and heated up some water (not boiling) added a teaspoon of this golden honey mixture along with the juice of 1/2 a lemon, pinch of fresh ginger and some freshly ground black pepper (black pepper makes the effects of turmeric more potent, as well as enhances the absorption and the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric) and savored every sip. I also brought the leftovers to school for my peeps to enjoy with their morning cup of herbal tea, because you all know how much I love to share!
So, before I show you the actual very complicated recipe, ( 😉 ) I wanted to share with you a few of the heath benefits of Turmeric.
- It has amazing natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting properties.
- It’s as potent as ibuprofen, and better for the stomach than taking ibuprofen in pill form.
- It helps with stomach aliments. It can tame heartburn and an upset stomach.
- Helps with decongesting the liver, dissolving uterine tumors, cysts and gallstones.
- It supports the kidney.
- It helps aid with digestion.
- It destroys bacteria that cause disease, and it promotes the body’s natural defenses.
- It’s a great source of beta-carotene.
- It strengthens the nervous system.
- It’s even been said that turmeric may reduce the risk of cancer and tumor growth and Alzheimer’s disease.
You can do a google search and see all of the health benefits of adding turmeric to your diet, but the above benefits are reasons enough to get me started on adding more turmeric into my diet.
Below are a few more Turmeric recipes.
This turmeric roasted cauliflower is kid and teen approved, and a healthy and tasty way to spice up boring old cauliflower.
This red lentil and turmeric soup tastes and feels like a warm hug. I’m serious, every time I have a bowl, I feel nourished from the inside out. Maybe it’s the turmeric and coconut milk, I’m not sure, but it definitely feels good going down, and I feel peaceful, comforted and uplifted after.