So it has been almost a week and a half since I started my 30 day turmeric detox challenge. Some interesting things have happened in this first week…
First of all, it’s definitely doing something to my body. Something is changing from within…something for the better…I can just feel it, you know? But….the side effects in the first week were a little less than desirable, I have to say.
For instance, I broke out a little bit on my chin (which is where I always break out when/if I do). It started to clear up the next day and is totally gone now, but something was definitely brought up from within my body. And I NEVER break out…like rarely ever, so I am pretty certain that this turmeric detox is causing my body to get rid of impurities that were just lurking under the surface, which is a good thing in the long run! To remedy this I did my favorite clay mask and used my normalizing oil like a crazy person and all was right in clear skin world once again.
The other thing that happened was something…digestive….to put it discreetly. UMM…let’s just say my bathroom trips were more frequent if you catch my drift.
I felt my body was cleansing and clearing out…which is always a good thing. A little uncomfortable and bleh while it’s happening, but ultimately great to clear your body of what it doesn’t need. Now, after a week and a half, I’m no longer experiencing that as much and I feel like my digestion is better at every meal. I tend to get stomach aches and those have definitely died down a bit which is huge for me.
I think I need more time to really know how I feel, but so far, so good!
So I have been drinking the golden milk twice a day- morning and night. I’ve mostly been drinking it warm but I tried an iced version recently that I LOVE!
black pepper (this helps with absorption)
Here is the warm golden milk recipe I have been making:
1 tsp goldynglow mix powder (or your own mix)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp coconut oil
Heat up the almond milk in a sauce pan. When it get warm, add the agave, coconut oil and turmeric mixture and whisk. I have a little frother I use that makes it extra silky smooth- it works so well. But if you don’t have one, a brisk wins will do fine. Pour in a mug and enjoy. Some of the powder may settle, so it helps to mix as you get toward the bottom. Enjoy!
This iced version is so yummy! The addition of the ginger is really yummy and also helps with tummy troubles. An extra dose of anti-inflammation!
Iced ginger golden milk
1 tsp turmeric blend powder
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp coconut oil (omit if you like it to be smoother- when the coconut oil hits the ice, it solidifies a bit, which I don’t mind!)
1 tsp agave
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
dash of black pepper
Just like you did with the warm golden milk, heat up the milk in a sauce pan and add all the other ingredients. Whisk well to combine. Let it cool for a bit before pouring over ice. Enjoy!