Turmeric has been getting a lot of press for it’s health benefits lately. Every time I jump on Facebook I find new articles on the powers of turmeric, so I figured it was time to try it myself and created this Pumpkin Chai Tea with Turmeric recipe. It’s been purported as cancer fighting, anti-inflammatory, and having anti-depressant properties, and that just scratches the surface of all the amazing things this golden powder can do for you. (1, 2)
I have been using turmeric to help reduce medications in my own life. I have had asthma since the 1980’s and have become addicted to Advair. I’ve tried to get off the purple discus inhaler for 10 years, but never with any success. Since I’ve started drinking this tea I’ve kicked the expensive medication and been off it for over a month now. In the past trying to get off the medication has landed me in the ER with severe asthma attacks, but not this time… hurray!
I’ve also been treating my extraordinarily painful nerve disease known as CRPS / RSD, this turmeric tea has helped reduce pain and swelling. Along with my nerve pain diet this Turmeric Chai Tea with Pumpkin Pie Spice has become a delicious healer, and at only 60 calories I can feel good about enjoying a cup or two each day.
- Cancer Killer
- Digestive aid
- Reduce joint pain
- Liver Detoxification
- Wound healing
- Balance blood sugar
Turmeric even rivals some medications:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Pain killers
- Diabetes drugs
- Arthritis medications
- Inflammatory bowel disease drugs
- Cholesterol drugs
Interested in adding turmeric to your diet? This Pumpkin Chai Tea with Turmeric is a great way to do it!
Chai tea covers any flavor and the only way you would know turmeric is in this recipe is due to the golden hue. The spice in the tea covers the mild spice of the turmeric and the almond milk helps to reduce pain and increase metabolism too, add in the pumpkin pie spice or a cinnamon stick for a kick of flavor and even more metabolism boosting properties and health benefits.
A warning: the pumpkin pie spice will not fully dissolve, so if you’re turned off by a few floaters just swap the spice mix with a cinnamon stick.
Makes 1 serving.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 Chai tea bag
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Add the almond milk, turmeric, tea bag and pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon stick) to a small sauce pan.
Whisk well to help dissolve the turmeric and heat on the stove top, medium heat, whisking often to avoid burning.
Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low for 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat, whisk again and cover. Allow the tea bag to steep for another 5 minutes then remove and serve the tea.
Each serving of Pumpkin Chai Tea with Turmeric (1 total) has:
- Calories: 60
- Fat: 2.5 (healthy nut fats)
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 1
- Carbs: 8
Looking for more turmeric recipes like this Pumpkin Chai Tea with Turmeric? Try my Skinny Caesar Salad Recipe I use turmeric to give the rice a lovely hue. You can also get a turmeric boost in my One Pan Chicken and Veggie Curry Recipe.