Turmeric Health Tonic

I love to experiment with what I lovingly call "health tonics" - basically just combining healthy things into a yummy beverage. Seeing that the change of seasons is among us, I endeavored on making something that is warm and will help fight fall and winter colds. Note that I use Turmeric Extract and Ashwagandha Extract but you could certainly substitute for the powders, though the consistency will be a bit grainer. Turmeric is a great anti-inflamatory product, and combined with Ashwagandha, a great stress reliever, you have a power house of ingredients that fight common causes of sickness - fatigued adrenal glands (STRESS) and Inflammation. So brew up a cup and enjoy the healing properties. 

Turmeric Health Tonic
Makes: 1 8oz beverage

12 oz filtered water, heated
½ lemon squeezed
1 tlb Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered)
30 drops Turmeric Extract (or ½ tsp powdered)
30 drops Ashwagandha Extract (or ½ tsp powdered) [optional]
⅛ tsp cayenne (more/less to taste)
⅛ tsp (a few grinds) fresh black pepper
1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup (more/less to taste)
1 tlb coconut oil [optional, if added, blend to combine]

To Prepare

  1. Boil the water and let cool for 1 minute
  2. Add lemon juice/lemon, turmeric, ashwagandha, cayenne, black pepper and honey to a mug
  3. Pour water into mixture and stir to combine [or blend if adding coconut oil]
  4. Adjust to your personal taste
  5. For an extra health boost, drop the ½ squeezed lemon into the cup to extract the benefits of the lemon rind