Turmeric Beauty Tea

Today I woke up unusually puffy from a weekend of indulgence. Large meals and drinks aside, it was all worth connecting with our family and friends. To combat puffiness caused by inflammation in my body, I love to start the morning with a wonderful turmeric beauty tea recipe that I got from 101 Cookbooks a bit ago. 

This turmeric paste is so easy and quick to form, and incredibly satisfying. The smell and taste take me to a time when I grew up surrounded by the Persian community--as my most generous and beautiful uncle is from Tehran, Iran. No wonder Persian women are ageless beauties. 

       RECIPE

Turmeric tends to stain anything it comes into contact with, so be careful.

1/3 cup good, raw honey
2 1/2 teaspoons dried turmeric
lemon
lots of freshly ground black pepper

Work the turmeric into the honey until it forms a paste. You can keep this on hand, in a jar, for whenever you'd like a cup.

For each cup of tea, place a heaping teaspoon of the turmeric paste in the bottom of a mug. Pour hot (but not boiling water) into the mug, and stir well to dissolve the turmeric paste. Add a big squeeze of juice from a lemon, and a good amount of black pepper. Enjoy! Stir now and then as you drink so all the good stuff doesn't settle to the bottom, or top off with more hot water as you drink it.

Prep time: 2 min - Cook time: 3 min

BENEFITS | anti-inflamitory | boost metabolism | anti-aging | immune boosting | acne fighting