If you are craving some warmth and spice in a drink, give this spicy turmeric & ginger drink a try. It’s full of healthy ingredients, tastes great and only has 1.4g net carbs per serving.
The other day I went to my favorite health food store, the East End Coop. I found some beautiful turmeric root and thought I’d give it a try. Then I remembered this Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice tea that I love because it’s very spicy and warming. It just happened to be a cold and miserable day and so with my turmeric root in hand and Bengal Spice on my mind, I made this spicy turmeric & ginger drink. It’s creamy, spicy and full of healthy ingredients. It was the perfect drink to warm me up and quite filling. As well as all that it was only 1.4g net carbs.
Below you can see that I also bought some ginger root on the left. The turmeric is on the right and it has a nice bright orange color. Almost looks like a carrot doesn’t it? I broke off a little finger of each about an inch long and got to grating with my zester. This is the best thing to grate ginger, garlic, turmeric and cheese. I’ve been using mine more and more.
Fresh turmeric root has a more mellow flavor than dried. I have an old, old post on turmeric tonic – golden milk that uses dried turmeric if you don’t have any fresh and don’t desire to buy any. For that matter you can just make this drink with dried ginger and turmeric. I would use half the amounts of the dried if you are using them. Also I use almond milk in this recipe but I used coconut milk in my old post. That would be another healthy ingredient to use but I wanted to keep the carbs down so that is why I used the almond milk.
Healthy ingredients in this Spicy Turmeric & ginger drink
One of the reasons I have so many tea and matcha drinks on my site is because they taste good and they are good for you. This drink is no exception. Here is some information about the health benefits of these ingredients:
- turmeric: anti-inflammatory, increases anti-oxidant capacity, linked to improved brain function, may prevent cancer and Alzheimer (read more here)
- ginger: fights fungal infections, treats nausea, regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels (read more here)
- black pepper: rich source of minerals, improves digestion, anti-bacterial and helps for absorption of Curcumin in turmeric (read more here)
- almond milk: low in calorie, dairy free, rich in vitamin E
- stevia: natural sweetener, assist with glucose regulation, may improve cholesterol levels and blood pressure (read more here)
This low carb drink recipe
This recipe couldn’t be more simple. Here are the steps and the nutritional information for 1 serving follows.
- Grate the ginger and turmeric root
- Add grated roots, almond milk and black peppers to a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Strain mixture into mugs and add liquid vanilla stevia or sweetener of choice to taste.
44 cals / 3.1g fat / 2.7g carbs / 1.3g fiber / 1.7g protein = 1.4g net carbs
If you are craving some warmth and spicy in a drink, give this spicy turmeric & ginger drink a try. It's full of healthy ingredients and taste and it's only 3.2g net carbs per serving.
- 2 teaspoons fresh turmeric root, grated
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- liquid vanilla stevia to taste
Grate turmeric and ginger root.
To a saucepan add milk, grate ginger and turmeric root and pepper. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.
Strain into mugs and add stevia to taste. (I like SweetLeaf Vanilla Creme)