- 1 ½ cups of liquid (I like to use a mix of water and either full fat coconut or almond milk, or just water and maybe extra oil and butter at the end)

- ½ tsp ground turmeric

- A few grinds of cracked black pepper

- 1 small knob of fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated

- ¼ tsp ground cardamom

- ½ tsp ground cinnamon

- ¼ tsp raw honey

- 1 tsp coconut oil

- 1 tsp full cream organic butter


Place everything except the honey, oil and butter into a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer for 10 minutes or so to let the ginger steep into the liquid.

Remove off the heat, add the honey, oil and butter, and then pour everything into a blender.

Whiz it up until frothy.

Pour into your favourite mug (I heat my mug with boiling water first, as the drink loses some heat while being blended), top with a sprinkle of extra cinnamon, or coconut sugar, and sip by the fire, reading a good book! Better than wine! (Sometimes).

Turmeric and ginger are the king and queen of anti-inflammatory foods, but all spices are pretty potent little bombs of antioxidants. This combination is particularly warming, so great for these rainy winter days. The honey and coconut oil add some anti-microbial benefits, and the oil and organic butter add a whole lot of healthy fats.

Georgina DuncanComment