Coconut Milk with Spices
Turmeric and ginger, both rich in antioxidants, also work well together with the butter. There are many recipes available for this drink. Many names are also given to this drink. It is a healthy drink to warm you up.
1 ½ to 2 teaspoons fresh preferably organic turmeric
1 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
1 cup fat coconut milk (not light)
1 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon honey (divided amongst cups)
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon clarified butter
In small sauce pan add turmeric and ginger, stir until mixed well. Add the butter and mix well with whisk. Pour the coconut milk and coconut water into a saucepan, whisk until well mixed, have pan on low until all mixed. Turn the heat up to medium-high and warm the ingredients together until little bubbles just begin to be seen. Turn off the heat and cover the saucepan, allowing the turmeric and ginger to steep about 3 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer or tea strainer into cups. Stir in the honey and continue stirring until it dissolves. Serve warm.
Making clarified butter or otherwise called Ghee:
Place the butter in a heavy saucepan and melt slowly over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Skim the foam from the top, and slowly pour into a container, discarding the milky solids in the bottom of pan. What makes clarified butter so great is its higher smoke point. It is also wonderful to cook and saute with.
Healthful benefits of Turmeric include relief of arthritis, controls diabetes, reduces cholesterol levels, an immunity booster, heals wounds to name a few.
Ginger relieves the stomach of gases and also has inflammatory effects along with settling the stomach.