As the weather starts to cool down, I've found that it gets increasingly difficult to get out of bed in the morning. After all, who wants to leave their warm fuzzy blankets on a brisk AF fall morning, let alone a gosh darn blizzard when winter hits in NY?
Not to mention, my nighttime habits can be pretty reckless. I'm the queen of staying up late to squeeze in one more episode of Vampire Diaries (those cliffhangers are pure torture), and I'm constantly checking my phone before I doze off just in case I've missed anything on social.
So, after a literal lifetime of feeling like I never get enough (quality) sleep, I'm finally trying to nail down a nighttime routine. Though I'm not quite ready to sacrifice my late-night Netflix binges, I've implemented one easy step into my evening agenda. That one little thing is...
Excuse me, come again?
Yes, turmeric milk.
You may or may not have heard of this trendy nighttime beverage that's taking over the health blogger scene, but it's an absolute must for a good night's sleep. Though it's common knowledge that a warm cup of milk before bedtime can help even insomniacs get to sleep, turmeric milk boosts a whole slew of real deal health benefits too. One of these benefits includes remedying digestive problems such as bloating and heartburn. Hell to the yes.
According to this source, tumeric also "makes the skin smooth, removes fine lines and other signs of premature aging, reduces acne, and lightens scars. Internal use further enhances these effects and makes the skin clear of liver spots, rosacea and skin eruptions."
I'm on board just for the good night's sleep, but reducing bloating and clearing up skin? How can you not want to at least try this delicious warm nighttime drink?
The other perk is that it honest to goodness actually tastes good. It's also festive and perfect for the holiday season with all of the spices.
Here's how you make it:
INGREDIENTS (1 serving):
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
- Heat almond milk on the stove (shouldn't be to a boil, just warm)
- Mix in honey, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom
- Pour into cup, add cinnamon stick & enjoy!
As you can see, this turmeric milk recipe is super simple and only takes about five minutes to make. The results are also amazing -- I didn't even list many of the other health benefits that turmeric can have!
What's your nighttime routine like? Do you have one? Also, let me know what you think of turmeric milk!