Warming Ginger-Turmeric Hot Vanilla

I first saw this recipe on Dr. Mark Hyman’s website, www.drhyman.com.  But I revised it to make it simpler.  It called for grated ginger and turmeric, which I think is unnecessary, and ground cinnamon and pepper, which can be a bit gritty.  His recipe calls for almond milk, which is fine, but coconut milk is also delicious and more filling if you are looking for a snack drink.  I also added vanilla extract, a pinch of sea salt, and local honey.

Anti-Inflammatory Hot Vanilla

3 cups coconut or almond milk

1 inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced

1 inch piece of fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced

1 cinnamon stick, broken

pinch of sea salt

1 tbsp. local raw honey

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns

Place ingredients into a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer.  Cook at a simmer for 10-15 minutes.  strain into mugs or cups and enjoy!