Recipe: Cinnamon Turmeric Tea

How to Make Cinnamon Turmeric Tea to Flush Inflammation Naturally

This tea with cinnamon and turmeric is great to flush inflammation. These two ingredients plus green tea make for a nutritionally powerful drink, plus it tastes delicious! Turmeric is an incredible “detoxer”  –  giving the liver a little boost of help when overworked or tired. 

Below, we’ll go over the main health benefits of each ingredient first and then get into what you really want to know: how to make the tea!

HEALTH BENEFITS

GREEN TEA

Green tea leaves

Green tea leaves

Green tea’s powerful health benefits come from its high concentration of polyphenols – a potent antioxidant. This helps to neutralize free radicals and fight chronic disease. With that said, green tea helps with the following:

– stabilizes blood sugar levels and prevents diabetes

– helps to prevent cancer

– lowers risk of heart disease 

– improves liver health

– aids in weight loss

– reduces inflammation

CINNAMON

Cinnamon is not only very tasty, it also offers lots of medicinal benefits and antioxidant levels! Here’s what cinnamon can do for your body:

– great source of calcium

– great source of antioxidants

– contains anti-inflammatory properties

– improves heart health

– fights diabetes

– protects brain function

– lowers cancer risk 

– can fight allergies

TURMERIC

Turmeric has been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems. 

Here are the five main benefits of turmeric:

– reduces inflammation

– reduces cancer risk

– aids digestion

– promotes brain and heart health

– helps to alleviate arthritis symptoms

Turmeric

Turmeric

How TO MAKE CINNAMON TURMERIC ICED TEA

Now that you know about these powerful natural ingredients, let’s get into how to make the tea!

INGREDIENTS

• 1-2 tsp. green looseleaf tea (or a tea bag)

• 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

• 1/8 tsp. turmeric

• 1 tsp. honey, or any type of sweetener you’d like

• lemon slices, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the tea, cinnamon, turmeric, and sweetener to the bottom of a French press. Or, if using a tea bag, heat up a cup of water and add the tea bag to the water. Let steep for a few minutes, then stir in the other ingredients.

  2. Add hot water to about the halfway point of the French press and let steep for 3-5 minutes, stirring once, then press. Let the mixture cool off, and then add ice cubes to your cup.

  3. Don’t forget to add the lemon slice, if desired.

if you want to boost the absorption of the turmeric, add a pinch of black pepper.

Enjoy!