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Turmeric is known for it’s powerful health benefits. It has been used for it’s healing properties for centuries. Learn how to detox your liver, reduce inflammation and improve your immune system with these 37 delicious turmeric drink recipes!
Health benefits of turmeric
If you’ve ever been interested in the idea of replacing medicine with food, look no further than your spice cabinet. That ground turmeric that you use only in the occasional curry? It holds powers that will trump what’s in your medicine cabinet.
Turmeric is mostly known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This means that a few dashes of the spice will not only help with the inflammation that you can see, like swelling and rashes, but also with inflammation that takes place inside the body, like leaky gut syndrome.
A drink’s best friend
So how do you find a way to add a little of this magic stuff into your diet on a daily basis? There are lots of great turmeric recipes, but let’s be honest – it’s easiest to sprinkle some into a drink for a fast and easy fix.
Since turmeric is like a bitter version of ginger root, a few dashes go great in smoothies or “golden milk” teas, which bank on the creamy qualities of thick coconut milk.
You can add it to your morning routine by making turmeric coffee, lattes, mochas and hot chocolates for energy boosts. Or you can take a calmer approach and infuse it with hot water, chicken stock, or bone broth for a healing nighttime beverage to sip before bed.
Get cozy with turmeric egg nog or fiery apple cider, or conjure the tropics with hand-pressed juices made with fresh fruits from the islands. However you choose to make it, you can rest assured that you’re healing your body from head to toe with the medicinal powers of the humble turmeric root.
Check out these delicious recipes!
1. Turmeric Tonic Kombucha
Everyone knows the health benefits of kombucha are amazing, but when you add ginger and turmeric? Your fizzy tonic of choice takes on super powers unknown to regular fermented teas.
Recipe: Turmeric Tonic Kombucha
2. Golden Milk
This super-soothing creamy tea blends coconut milk, cinnamon, honey, and ginger before warming on the stove top. Drink it before bed to boost your immune system overnight!
Recipe: Golden Milk
3. Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea
Steep cilantro, cloves, peppercorns, and orange juice in boiling water for 10 minutes to extract all the goodies that help heal your gut.
Recipe: Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea
4. Turmeric Coffee
One-up your Bulletproof coffee routine with this spicy blend of cinnamon and turmeric. You’ll have the most productive day of your life!
Recipe: Turmeric Coffee
5. Antioxidant Superfood Hot Chocolate
A hot cocoa that actually heals your body? Sign us up! This hot chocolate uses raw cacao and crushed cardamom pods for a hearty boost to your system.
6. Turmeric Tonic
Tip your glass and down this “wellness shot” to flood your system with antioxidants from coconut water, ginger, and lemon.
Recipe: Turmeric Tonic
7. Turmeric Anti-Inflammation Juice
Maximize the benefits of turmeric by juicing whole nubs of the root in its natural form. Apples, ginger, carrots, lemon, celery, and mint help amp up the bright colors and flavors of this fresh-pressed juice.
Recipe: Turmeric Anti-Inflammation Juice
8. Paleo Sports Drink
Need to stay hydrated? No sweat. Toss your Gatorade and try this homemade lime power drink the next time you hit the gym.
Recipe: Paleo Sports Drink
9. Iced Turmeric & Honey Chai Latte
Give Starbucks a run for its money with this perfectly spiced chai latte, made with two black tea bags and lightened with cashew milk.
Recipe: Iced Turmeric & Honey Chai Latte
10. Paleo Eggnog with Turmeric
Get in a festive mindset with this holiday favorite, made with coconut milk and beaten egg whites.
Recipe: Paleo Eggnog with Turmeric
11. Spiced Matcha Latte
Turmeric is downplayed in this whisked latte made with matcha powder and warm spices. The perfect way to start your day!
Recipe: Spiced Matcha Latte
12. Raspberry Turmeric Collagen Shake
Nutrients abound in this fruity shake, which is boosted with pure collagen. Great for treating arthritis and other joint issues!
13. Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic
Elevate your basic green tea with apples and a cinnamon stick, and sweeten with vanilla, honey, and fresh lemon juice.
Recipe: Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic
14. Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
In this thick, berry-red smoothie, beets, strawberries, and goji berries go to bat to fix your bloating. Pre-roast your beets to save time!
Recipe: Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
15. Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tonic
Recipe: Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tonic
16. Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Drink
Start your mornings with this cancer-preventing tonic made with Meyer lemon and fresh ginger.
Recipe: Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Drink
17. Pineapple Carrot Turmeric Spritzer
Balance your hormones with this refreshing sparkler. It’ll quench your thirst and fix your PMS symptoms pronto!
18. Turmeric Ginger Colada Smoothie
Take a virtual trip to the islands with the tropical flavors of coconut, banana, and pineapple. It’s ready as fast as you can rev up your blender!
Recipe: Turmeric Ginger Colada Smoothie
19. Fire Cider
Got a taste for bloody Marys and other fiery beverages? Try this outrageous fermented health tonic made with horseradish, garlic, onions, and habanero peppers.
Recipe: Fire Cider
20. Soothing Turmeric Milk
This ultra-healing drink is great for leaky gut syndrome, a detox diet, or just a classic nutrient boost.
Recipe: Soothing Turmeric Milk
21. Orange Tropical Turmeric Smoothie
Frozen pineapple, fresh orange juice, and orange zest give this smoothie its citrusy zip.
22. Superfood Hot Chocolate
Try this thick, chocolatey hot chocolate while cozying up with a good book for the perfect weekend treat. It has the right amount of sweet, salt, and heat to keep you coming back to your mug.
Recipe: Superfood Hot Chocolate
23. Turmeric Pick-Me-Up
Get a zing of energy from this drink made with coconut water, lemon, and ginger.
Recipe: Turmeric Pick-Me-Up
24. Turmeric Smoothie with Mango and Coconut
Fresh mango, raw carrots and oranges are probably more used to your juicer than your blender. Switch things up with this pulpier, mood-boosting smoothie.
25. Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup
This warm and healthy broth, made with vegetable stock, tomatoes, and apple cider vinegar, can be poured right into a cup for you to sip on. Why bother with a spoon?
Recipe: Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup
26. Mango Turmeric Smoothie
Ginger, toasted coconut and cinnamon are here to help you out of your smoothie rut, pronto.
Recipe: Mango Turmeric Smoothie
27. Turmeric Tea “Liquid Gold”
Warm, rich and creamy, this golden tea has just a dab of ghee to give it that buttery, full-flavored taste.
Recipe: Turmeric Tea “Liquid Gold”
28. Healing Turmeric Latte
Cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger join forces in this soothing latte to warm your belly and nourish your body.
Recipe: Healing Turmeric Latte
29. Creamy Turmeric Tea
A dash of cayenne in this otherwise mellow tea lends a nice spicy note, perfect for wintertime months.
Recipe: Creamy Turmeric Tea
30. Simple Bone Broth
The recommended dashes of turmeric, nutmeg, cumin powder, and salt in this gut-healing bone broth is really more integral than it is optional.
Recipe: Simple Bone Broth
31. Rejuvenating Root Juice
Juicers are already known to create miracles, but this combination of blood oranges, carrots, beets, oranges, lemon, and ginger? It’ll cure you of what ails ya before you’re even really sure if you’re sick.
Recipe: Rejuvenating Root Juice
32. Chia Seed and Turmeric Smoothie
Want to cleanse your system first thing in the a.m.? Blend up this protein-rich smoothie with frozen mango and unsweetened coconut flakes.
Recipe: Chia Seed and Turmeric Smoothie
33. Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie
Recipe: Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie
34. Coconut Turmeric Peach Smoothie
Just a little coconut oil goes a long way in enhancing the antioxidant power of this summery peach smoothie.
Recipe: Coconut Turmeric Peach Smoothie
35. No Flu “Tea”
They say chicken broth helps cure anything. To help it do its job properly, infuse it with turmeric, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, and cardamom. You’ll feel better before your prescription is even ready at the pharmacy!
Recipe: No Flu “Tea”
36. Golden Tigernut Milk
Did you know that tigernuts used to make up about 80 percent of our Paleo ancestors’ diet? Give a nod to our ancestors with this combination of homemade turmeric paste and tigernut milk.
Recipe: Golden Tigernut Milk
37. Pineapple Cherry Turmeric Smoothie
This unique, deceiving little smoothie is actually green from a whole avocado and a handful of spinach.