Turmeric Chai

With Autumn well and truly here and Winter on the way, this is the perfect time to collect a few warming, nourishing recipes to get you through the next few months. Spices are the key to creating meals and snacks that have medicinal properties and can make a big difference to the way you feel. This turmeric chai recipe blends spices that enhance digestion, warm the body, and decrease inflammation (the main cause of most diseases, aches and pains). Give it a try, and ideally drink this 3-4 times per week to keep your immune system healthy and your body warm and well!


(serves 1)

  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of cardamom
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of pink salt 
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or ghee (optional – the fats enable turmeric to be absorbed more effectively)
  • 1 tsp honey to sweeten


  • Add all spices, milk and optional coconut oil or ghee to a pan 
  • Bring to a simmer and leave simmering very gently for 3-4 minutes
  • Remove from the heat, pour into your favourite mug, stir through the honey and top with cinnamon.


Ayurvedic Advice: This recipe reduces vata, and is best taken during Autumn and Winter, or for excessive vata symptoms. 

Published by emmanewlynyoga

Musician, music lover, yoga teacher, yoga student, massage therapist.

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