We’re in the thick of it now. Take a few moments to gather yourself, whether that’s five minutes to stop and write, to sit quietly, to go for a brisk walk, to move through a sun salutation, or to sip some warming tea.
I love turmeric. It’s full of soothing health benefits. I used fresh turmeric in this recipe, something I have started to keep on hand in the fridge because it keeps for a couple weeks if well-sealed. But if you only have dried turmeric, don’t fret! That will work too. :) Or a simple fresh lemon and ginger concoction with a touch of honey. Most important is to take a moment for yourself, whether in the morning, at lunch, or at the end of the day, to come back to yourself. What that moment looks like is wide open to interpretation.
1/2 cup chopped, fresh turmeric
1/4 cup chopped, fresh ginger
10 whole peppercorns
Citrus slices: lime, tangerine, lemon
In a saucepan, bring 4 cups of water and the turmeric and ginger to a gentle simmer. Let it simmer on the lowest heat for at least 10 minutes, though 30 minutes is ideal. Remove from the heat.
Strain the liquid into a mug, squeeze a slice of citrus into the mug, and garnish with a dollop of honey and ghee, if desired. The ghee is surprisingly yummy in this!