Fill up your cup with these smoothies, hot chocolates and other delicious ways to drink 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.
Turmeric is also a natural painkiller, a metabolism booster, an antidepressant, and an immune system booster. It’ll help clear your skin and reduce the risk of cancer and certain types of diabetes.
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 drink turmeric infused 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.
Ready to drink turmeric more regularly? Check out these delicious recipes!
Golden Turmeric Latte
A hot latte that actually heals your body? Sign us up! This latte uses non-dairy milk and natural vanilla for a creamy boost to your system.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Golden Turmeric Latte
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: Autoimmune Wellness | Turmeric Tonic Kombucha
This super-lush tonic blends turmeric and honey with antioxidant-rich mangoes. Bonus points for the green tea ice cubes that add extra flavor!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric-Mango Tonic
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: Autoimmune Wellness | Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea
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: Paleo Porn | Turmeric Coffee
Tip your glass and down this “wellness shot” to flood your system with antioxidants from coconut water, ginger, and lemon.
Recipe: Mommy Potamus | Turmeric Tonic
Belly Boost Shot with Turmeric and Apple Cider Vinegar
Maximize the benefits of turmeric by mixing it with apple cider vinegar and honey to kickstart your mornings.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Belly Boost Shot with Turmeric and Apple Cider Vinegar
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 in the Dessert | Paleo Sports Drink
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: Ashleigh Grange | Iced Turmeric & Honey Chai Latte
Paleo Eggnog with Turmeric
Get in a festive mindset with this holiday favorite, made with coconut milk and beaten egg whites.
Recipe: Melissa Malowniski | Paleo Eggnog with Turmeric
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: Fit Mitten Kitchen | Spiced Matcha Latte
Raspberry Turmeric Collagen Shake
Nutrients abound in this fruity shake, which is boosted with pure collagen. Great for treating arthritis and other joint issues!
Recipe: Healthy Family Eats | Raspberry Turmeric Collagen Shake
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: A Harmony Healing | Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic
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: The Roasted Root | Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tonic
A combination of all healthy things orange – turmeric, carrots, ginger, and oranges themselves – contribute to a nourishing blended tonic that is at once warming and refreshing.
Recipe: Savory Lotus | Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tonic
Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Drink
Start your mornings with this cancer-preventing tonic made with Meyer lemon and fresh ginger.
Recipe: The Harvest Kitchen | Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Drink
Pineapple Carrot Turmeric Spritzer
Balance your hormones with this refreshing sparkler. It’ll quench your thirst and fix your PMS symptoms pronto!
Recipe: Today is Dietzville | Pineapple Carrot Turmeric Spritzer
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: Connoisseurus Veg | Turmeric Ginger Colada Smoothie
Turmeric Ginger Smoothie with Coconut Oil
Honey, ginger, and chia seeds give this smoothie its citrusy zip.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric Ginger Smoothie with Coconut Oil
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: Foodie with Family | Fire Cider
Soothing Turmeric Milk
This ultra-healing drink is great for leaky gut syndrome, a detox diet, or just a classic nutrient boost.
Recipe: Heartbeet Kitchen | Soothing Turmeric Milk
Golden Turmeric Hot Chocolate
Try this creamy, golden 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: PaleoHacks | Golden Turmeric Hot Chocolate
Get a zing of energy from this drink made with coconut water, lemon, and ginger.
Recipe: Flavor and Savour | Turmeric Pick-Me-Up
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.
Recipe: Rachael Hartley | Turmeric Smoothie with Mango and Coconut
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: Detoxdiy | Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup
Mango Turmeric Smoothie
Ginger, toasted coconut and cinnamon are here to help you out of your smoothie rut, pronto.
Recipe: Jess Lane Wellness | Mango Turmeric Smoothie
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: Dr. Axe | Turmeric Tea “Liquid Gold”
4-Ingredient Awakening Coffee with Turmeric, Coconut Oil, and Coconut Milk
Coffee, turmeric, and coconut milk join forces in this soothing drink to warm your belly and nourish your body.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | 4-Ingredient Awakening Coffee with Turmeric, Coconut Oil, and Coconut Milk
Creamy Turmeric Tea
A dash of cayenne in this otherwise mellow tea lends a nice spicy note, perfect for wintertime months.
Recipe: Mark’s Daily Apple | Creamy Turmeric Tea
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: Paleo Flourish | Simple Bone Broth
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: Gourmande in the Kitchen | Rejuvenating Root Juice
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: Little Chef Big Appetite | Chia Seed and Turmeric Smoothie
Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie
Reduce inflammation, boost digestion and cleanse your blood with this super-charged tropical smoothie.
Recipe: A Harmony Healing | Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie
Coconut Turmeric Peach Smoothie
Just a little coconut oil goes a long way in enhancing the antioxidant power of this summery peach smoothie.
Recipe: Reboot with Joe | Coconut Turmeric Peach Smoothie
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: Homemade Mommy | No Flu “Tea”
Turmeric Pumpkin Spice Latte
Did you know that tigernuts used to make up about 80 percent of our Paleo ancestors’ diet? Give them a nod and drink turmeric paste combined with tigernut milk.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric Pumpkin Spice Latte with Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
Pineapple Cherry Turmeric Smoothie
This unique, deceiving little smoothie is actually green from a whole avocado and a handful of spinach.
Recipe: A Harmony Healing | Pineapple Cherry Turmeric Smoothie
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