Cinnamon Turmeric Steamer


Being pregnant and catching a virus is zero fun. This winter, Mala had a particularly harsh dance with a cold that sent her scurrying for natural remedies. In addition to sage advice from our midwife (who's an herbalist), she came across the advice of drinking hot non-dairy milk with turmeric to break up chest congestion. A little experimenting and this drink is the delicious result. The turmeric and the cinnamon both also have anti-inflammatory properties, so drink this tasty steamer for medicine, fun, or both! 

1 mug-full of your favorite non-dairy milk (we like unsweetened oat milk)
1-2 t. turmeric
1 t. cinnamon
dash ground black pepper

In a small saucepan, heat milk over low-medium heat. When it starts to steam, stir in spices. Pour into your favorite mug and cheers! 

The black pepper helps the turmeric be absorbed by your body more effectively; you can sub a dash of cayenne if you prefer. Studies say fat helps the absorption, as well, so some people add a little coconut oil, but our oat milk already has a little fat in it. Nutmeg makes a delicious addition, as well.