Making winter days a little better with this warm turmeric ginger milk. Not only is it warm and comforting, but this milk’s bright color is such a happy sight on a cloudy day like this one.
We’re expecting rain for the next couple of days, which makes me crave spring even more. I usually love winter, but this one has been dreadful. We were basically stuck inside from the end of December to the beginning of January due to the extreme cold temperatures. Since then, we’ve been experiencing drastic changes in temperature, which is not ideal for any outdoor activity. We seem to always have a few cold days with snow, followed by mild temperatures and heavy rain. It then freezes again and we’re left with icy roads and trails. Basically, I got snowshoes for Christmas and I got to use them twice. Lets just say, I’m ready for Spring!
On another note, we had a long weekend here as it was family day yesterday. I went to Moncton last Friday for a diabetes conference and stayed there with my family until Sunday. On Sunday, my mom and I went to a wedding expo and I’m excited to say that I bought my wedding dress!! I wasn’t expecting to buy it then at all. It was my first time trying on dresses, so I was a bit hesitant to buy one already, but we just happened to find a perfect dress! I’m finally getting a little more excited and ready to plan our wedding. It just seemed far away, so I’ve been slow getting into the planning. I know September 2019 will be here in no time, so it’s never to early to start planning. We now have most of the major things picked out – Our date, our venue, our photographer and my dress. There’s still so much to do!
Now, about this recipe. I posted an approximate recipe for this warm milk on Instagram a few weeks ago and I got some great feedback from those of you you tried it. I knew I had to share it on the blog as well!
It’s so simple, yet so comforting on a cold winter day. It’s also filled with turmeric and ginger for a little kick. It goes like this: Throw some fresh ginger, fresh or ground turmeric, one Medjool date and hemp seeds in a blender. Add one and a half cups of warm water, blend and serve. The result? A warm and frothy milk. The turmeric adds brightness and the date adds a touch of sweetness. I find this drink perfectly sweet with one date, but I recommend trying a sip and adding more as needed. You could use honey or maple syrup if preferred.
If you don’t have any hemp seeds, this drink is also great with cashews (I use 2 tablespoons). Hemp seeds do have a distinct taste, so if it’s not for you, I recommend using cashews as they have a lighter taste. Also, if you don’t have any fresh turmeric (it can be hard to find), you can use ground turmeric. Keep in mind that fresh turmeric stains hands and surfaces, so wash your hands thoroughly after handling or use gloves. It usually goes away after a few washes. Despite that, fresh is always better!
This turmeric ginger milk works best with a strong blender. The drink shouldn’t have any pieces of hemp, date or cashew left, so if yours does, strain it using a fine mesh sieve or a nut milk bag (you can get 10% off this nut milk bag using the code “unsweetened”). Your milk should be smooth and frothy! Honestly, this warm milk is the absolute best thing to drink on a cold winter day, especially when you don’t feel 100%. We can all use a drink like this during cold and flu season, right?
If you’re looking for other warm comforting drinks to get you through this winter, I also love my peppermint mocha, peanut butter hot chocolate and cashew chai latte. I may be getting tired of winter, but I’ll never get tired of these warm blender drinks.
And that’s what fresh turmeric does to your fingers… Don’t worry, it can be washed. 🙂
Warm Turmeric Ginger Milk
- 1 1/2 cups hot water
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds (or 2 tablespoons raw cashews)
- 1/4 rounded teaspoon fresh ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh turmeric (or 1/8 teaspoon ground)
- 1 Medjool date, pitted
- Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender for 30 seconds or until smooth and frothy.
If you try this recipe, make sure to tag your photo #unsweetenedcaroline on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Don’t forget to also tag me @unsweetened.caroline on Instagram so I can see your creations!