Monday, June 10, 2013

Turmeric & ginger chocolate tummy tamer

Tumeric & ginger chocolate tummy tamer on *sparklingly [http://www.sparklingly.blogspot.com]
{  Turmeric & ginger chocolate tummy tamer  }

Feeling achy? Crampy? Tired, but can't fall asleep? Maybe a cup of this little guy can help.

I woke up 4.5 hours before work today because I felt so horrible. After hobbling around doubled over in pain I finally decided to take a very hot shower (targeting the spray at my midsection), and then to curl up on the couch with a mug of this hopeful-healer. I feel a wee bit better, so thought I'd share with y'all.

Stir the following together in a little saucepan until its nice and blended and frothy and simmering gently:

+  1 cup of your preferred milk (I used Ronnybrook's Creamline)
+  1 tablespoon of chocolate (I used Navitas raw, organic cacao)
+  2 teaspoons of chicory (completely optional, I happened to have a smidgen of Dandy Blend left)
+  1 teaspoon of turmeric
+  1/2 a teaspoon of ginger
+  1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon

Chocolate has actual health benefits, but I used it this morning just to make me happy. Who doesn't want chocolate on a Monday morning? The real helpers are the other anti-oxidants: turmeric (an anti-inflammatory and natural painkiller), ginger (another anti-inflammatory, as well as an anti-nausea and muscle relaxer) and cinnamon (which, like the others, warms the body—a good thing when you have bad cramps, even if it's hot and humid outside!).

9 comments :

  1. oh no... feel better!!! If I can't sleep my go to solution is a warm glass of milk with honey... and a banana... and some left over fried chicken from the fridge... sorry, didn't mean to make you sick again.

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    1. Ha, you're such a funny gal! Thanks for that laugh and checking in on me——feeling much better today!

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  2. Good to hear you're feeling better... when im feeling crampy a good ol fashioned hot water bottle hits the spot too :)

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    1. Thanks! And, I totally agree, although I go the lazy route to get a two-for-one by laying down with my drink and resting it on my tummy between sips ;).

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  4. looks delish! Hope the pain didn't last long!

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    1. Just a day or two, but it was so good I kept making it the next few days after ;).

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