I love drinking this Turmeric Mint Lemonade when it gets hot outside. It’s super refreshing and fantastic in activating the NrF2 pathway. This important pathway protects our bodies against oxidative damage and inflammation.
Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is a bright yellow spice traditionally used in Indian cooking and it has many health benefits. The main component of turmeric is curcumin, a bioactive compound that has a wide array of healing properties. Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that range from curing skin disorders and relieving joint pain, to regulating hormones and preventing cancer.
Getting a Therapeutic Dose of Curcumin
When I’m not able to make this tea every day, or when I’m on the go I take Meriva, a wonderful curcumin supplement.
Turmeric Mint Lemonade Recipe
Although I use turmeric in cooking frequently, I don’t want to use the same flavors every day in the dishes I make. That’s why I love this Turmeric Mint Lemonade recipe. When it’s hot outside, I can guzzle this healthy sugar-free lemonade every single day of summer.
Easy Iced Turmeric Tea Recipe
To make this Turmeric Mint Lemonade recipe I heat the turmeric, ginger, and pepper to release their bio-active compounds. It’s like making a tea and letting the herbs steep into it. So basically, this lemonade is also a healing iced tea.
Turmeric Mint Lemonade
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ⅛ teaspoon stevia
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 16 fresh mint leaves
- In a medium pot, bring water, turmeric, ginger, and pepper to boil
- Remove from heat and steep mixture 15 minutes
- Using a nut milk bag, strain mixture into a one quart mason jar
- Place ice cubes into two pint mason jars
Fresh Mint Recipes
I use mint from the garden in our backyard when I make this Turmeric Mint Lemonade recipe. I’ve planted mint along the entire side of our yard and it has taken over that part of our garden. That’s fine with me because it is not only a gorgeous ornamental plant, it’s incredible for cooking as well. If you’re looking for a good way to use mint, check out Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. That book contains an incredible sugar-free Mojito recipe that I make for the boys, omitting the rum of course!
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Instant Turmeric Tea Recipe
This Turmeric Mint Lemonade recipe is based on my Turmeric Tea recipe. When I shared that, tons of people asked me if they could use ground spices, so I decided to create this instant version, where you don’t need to boil up the roots. Many readers have let me know it’s not easy to find turmeric root in the stores in their areas.
Your Favorite Turmeric Recipes
What’s your favorite way to get turmeric into your diet? Leave a comment and let me know!
I love all your recipe, ..they are delicious and very healthy!! I used to drink milk with organic turmeric, that I purchased in Sam’s Club I have heard that some turmeric contains a lot of artificial dye which is not good for our health!! So, I am out of my turmeric , I would like to purchase turmeric powder, but I do not know which ‘brand’ is safe? If you can help me about this/ What is your experience? Thank you so much. Best regards!
Thanks Lozena! If you click the highlighted words “ground turmeric” in the ingredients portion of the recipe you will be taken to a page which features the turmeric that I buy :-)
Could you add the mint leaves to the hot mixture for a few minutes to get more mint flavor? I LOVE mint!
Denise, I haven’t tried that, but I don’t see why not :-)
I love everything you have to say, can you please tell me what cookbook has the recipe for Gingerale. Thank you very much.
Sandy, that recipe is in my third book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, on page 123 :-)
Julie Trevaskis says
Thanks so much for this drink recipe. I made it as soon as I saw it and was not disappointed. It was tasty and so refreshing – an effortless and enjoyable way of hydrating. It is great to have something a little different that is nutritious and MM compliant. Cheers.
Julie, I’m so happy to hear that you made this recipe and that it is tasty and refreshing!
Thank you, Elana, for this valuable information. I love turmeric, especially the fresh turmeric. Do you know in countries like India & Pakistan, old people are not put into nursing homes, they eat a lot of turmeric and it prevents the brain from deteriorating. No Alzheimer’s. No dementia.
Laura, thanks for pointing this out!
Stacy Smith says
Wowsers, this looks incredibly delicious! Might have to try this weekend!!!!
Molly Ann says
Are you using fresh ginger and tumeric?
Molly Ann, I cover that in the second to last paragraph called “Instant Turmeric Tea Recipe” :-)
This was a good question. It still wasn’t clear, as the title of the recipe does not say it is instant. I am assuming ground tumeric is used. I am looking foward to trying this.
Thanks Debbie :-)