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Swap Your Hot Chocolate for This Healthy, Warm Treat

In case you haven’t heard, turmeric is having a major moment. Turmeric has a number of uses and health benefits, from easing inflammation to increasing circulation to protecting the heart and brain. And even better: You can whip up the spice into a warm, creamy treat on a freezing-cold day. Here’s how.

What you need: One cup of milk (both dairy and non-dairy varieties work), half a teaspoon of ground turmeric, half a tablespoon of ground ginger, a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract and maple syrup or honey to taste. 

What you do: Add all the ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk until combined. Turn the heat to medium high and whisk vigorously until it begins to foam--but never allow it to boil. When the thickness is to your liking, remove from the heat and pour into a mug.

All that’s left to do is grab your favorite blanket, curl up on the couch and rewatch the last season of Parks and Rec.

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