Inflammation is the cause of many chronic illnesses. A majority of these illnesses start within the gut as an autoimmune reaction that develops into systemic inflammation. Thus, anti-inflammatory hot toddy tea is the perfect solution to fight against it. Besides, tea is also known for its special healing powers, as it calms us down, but yet energizes.
Here is a fabulous recipe from Lee Holmes’ book ‘Heal your Gut’. This anti-inflammatory tea is your drug-free weapon of prevention, laced with creamy cashew milk and perfumed with healing spices.
250 ml (1 cup) Cashew Milk (almond milk is fine too)
Turmeric (½ teaspoon, ground)
Cardamom (¼ teaspoon, ground)
Cinnamon (¼ teaspoon, ground)
Freshly grated ginger (¼ teaspoon)
pinch of vanilla powder (or essence)
pinch of freshly cracked black pepper
6 drops of liquid stevia
Method to make this anti-inflammatory tea:
Heat the cashew milk in a small saucepan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until just warmed.
Add the spices, ginger, vanilla & pepper, then stir to remove any lumps.
Remove from the heat & pour through a fine sieve to remove grated ginger.
Add the stevia and enjoy warm.
Ingredient health tip:
Piperine, a key ingredient in black pepper, enhances the bio-availability of turmeric.
For more information about the healing benefits of using various spices and their right combinations for an effective immune booster, check out this article about Ayurvedic spices.