Monday, June 10, 2013

Turmeric & ginger chocolate tummy tamer

Tumeric & ginger chocolate tummy tamer on *sparklingly []
{  Turmeric & ginger chocolate tummy tamer  }

Feeling achy? Crampy? Tired, but can't fall asleep? Maybe a cup of this little guy can help.

I woke up 4.5 hours before work today because I felt so horrible. After hobbling around doubled over in pain I finally decided to take a very hot shower (targeting the spray at my midsection), and then to curl up on the couch with a mug of this hopeful-healer. I feel a wee bit better, so thought I'd share with y'all.

Stir the following together in a little saucepan until its nice and blended and frothy and simmering gently:

+  1 cup of your preferred milk (I used Ronnybrook's Creamline)
+  1 tablespoon of chocolate (I used Navitas raw, organic cacao)
+  2 teaspoons of chicory (completely optional, I happened to have a smidgen of Dandy Blend left)
+  1 teaspoon of turmeric
+  1/2 a teaspoon of ginger
+  1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon

Chocolate has actual health benefits, but I used it this morning just to make me happy. Who doesn't want chocolate on a Monday morning? The real helpers are the other anti-oxidants: turmeric (an anti-inflammatory and natural painkiller), ginger (another anti-inflammatory, as well as an anti-nausea and muscle relaxer) and cinnamon (which, like the others, warms the body—a good thing when you have bad cramps, even if it's hot and humid outside!).


  1. oh no... feel better!!! If I can't sleep my go to solution is a warm glass of milk with honey... and a banana... and some left over fried chicken from the fridge... sorry, didn't mean to make you sick again.

    1. Ha, you're such a funny gal! Thanks for that laugh and checking in on me——feeling much better today!

  2. Good to hear you're feeling better... when im feeling crampy a good ol fashioned hot water bottle hits the spot too :)

    1. Thanks! And, I totally agree, although I go the lazy route to get a two-for-one by laying down with my drink and resting it on my tummy between sips ;).

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  4. looks delish! Hope the pain didn't last long!

    1. Just a day or two, but it was so good I kept making it the next few days after ;).


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