Got root?

Me too, finally. Turmeric root to be specific.

I started looking for turmeric root 2 years ago during first my weight loss push. I saw it in a tea recipe that helps treat inflammation. I attempted to make the recipe using ground turmeric but it turned out so bad.  Weak tasting ‘tea’ and gritty blech in my mouth. Yuck. ::shiver::

Anyway. I was able to find an alternative recipe that used coconut oil and almond milk. It tasted amazing and worked great. However, I had to adjust my macros throughout the day to accommodate because of the fat content and that made cooking a bitch. Also, not a huge fan of ingesting that much fat before bed… healthy or not.

ANYWAY. During grocery shopping trips to Green Bay over the past couple years I would look for the root. I was never able to find it, until Friday. I was so pumped. I still have some discomfort stemming from an issue last month so I’ve been drinking the other tea/milk a few times a week. If the discomfort is enough to disrupt my sleep I’ll use a heating pad. (I straight up refuse to use OTC medicine unless I feel like I’m near death.) I can now make my delicious fat free AI tea.  Not having the added fat makes me happy.

Perhaps I should warn of my use of the term “delicious”. I love ginger. And spicy.

100 Happy Days

Day 20, Anti-Inflammatory Tumeric/Ginger Tea.

100 Happy Days #20. Mar 08, 2015

Makes 2 servings.

Adapted from a handful of recipes I found scattered on the interwebz.

Ingredients:

2 cups water
1″ piece of turmeric, peeled & sliced thin
1″ piece of ginger, peeled & sliced thin
fresh lemon juice
raw honey
cayenne pepper

Directions:

Bring water, turmeric and ginger to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add honey, lemon juice & cayenne pepper to taste. (I used about 1 tsp of honey, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne per serving.)

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