Day 18 of #SixtyDaysofSelfCare – I was inspired by this post by @urbanorganica and this one by @inspiringquietly to make some chocolate golden milk (find the recipe here), but I was all out of cocao. I decided to try Jean Godfrey June’s turmeric latte recipe from goop – another modern twist on Ayurvedic golden milk. It was delicious and I love the idea of putting it in a blender after heating it up. It’s a great way to get some turmeric and coconut oil into your diet everyday. I’ve had four in the last few days and I feel that my skin, body and energy levels are already benefiting from it.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It’s great for the joints, brain, heart, skin & immune system, and has been proven to alleviate the symptoms of depression. It’s also known to increase flexibility of the tendons (perfect for yogis & dancers).
* I didn’t have any fresh turmeric so I used 1 tsp of the powder.
* I ended up straining it after I blended the almond milk + ginger.
*I added a pinch of pepper to it which helps your body absorb the curcumin in turmeric by 2000%
* Be careful with the turmeric because it may stain your blender – you might want to blend the ginger + almond milk first and then add it back to the pot to stir in the rest of the ingredients.
(Find it here: http://goop.com/great-skin-inside-and-out/ there are lot’s of great skin care tips there, too.)
+ Curious about more ayurvedic herbs for great skin? Check out this post
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