Alkaline Recipe #215: Fast & Easy Turmeric Lemonade

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Article by ross

Turmeric Lemonade Recipe: What a Delicious Way to Stay Hydrated!

Turmeric lemonade is so simple, quick and easy to make. It tastes delicious. AND of course turmeric is probably the most potent anti-inflammatory on Earth. What a win!

I only discovered this by chance the other day, feeling bored with plain water (yep, even I get bored of water!) but needing to keep my hydration up. I often make turmeric tea, and my version of Bulletproof ‘Coffee’ (clue, it doesn’t have coffee in it)…BUT…I had to dash out of the door, so kinda just made turmeric tea…cold…squeezed in some lemon to give it a bit more of an alkaline boost and VOILA!

Simple. Sometimes the most delicious, brilliant recipes are simple.

And this turmeric lemonade couldn’t be easier or more simple – give it a try, it’s just delicious!

Turmeric Lemonade – Alkaline Recipe #215

Serves: 2


660ml of filtered (preferably alkaline) water
2 tbsp turmeric, fresh or powdered (see note below)
1 1/2 lemons, juiced
Optional: stevia drops to taste


Simply mix everything together!

Note: there are a couple of things to explain –

Firstly, if you are using fresh turmeric, wear plastic food preparation gloves and be aware the turmeric will stain anything it touches, and use a grater. OR, you can juice the turmeric and add it to the water, but it is tricky to juice such a small amount of fresh turmeric and a pain to clean a whole juicer just for this little bit of juice.

I personally just use organic powdered turmeric.

The other note is that you can use sparkling water. Sparkling water is mildly acid-forming, BUT, if this is just a once every few days drink then that’s not really a problem – and it does make it much more lemonade-y!

Other Interesting Links & Guides

Turmeric is a super powerful anti-inflammatory with so many incredible benefits. Here are some guides highlighting the research:

My guide here at Live Energized – Turmeric Benefits
Authority Nutrition’s Science Backed Turmeric Benefits
Green Med Info’s giant Turmeric Resource

Turmeric User Guide – includes recipes, and ideas & tips for incorporating turmeric into your everyday life

The Simple Anti-Inflammation Diet guide that could make a HUGE impact on your health and energy

Tim Ferris has also riffed on his own version of Bulletproof Coffee and he calls it ‘Titanium Tea’ which is also coffee free. Check it out here.

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  1. Ann Reply

    Hi I would like to add more Turmeric to my diet but I’ve read that you need to add pepper as well for the Turmeric to be absorbed properly. Is that true?

    • ross Reply

      Hi Ann

      While I’d kick off saying it doesn’t hurt…this is a common myth. There was a study published in 1999 that showed that piperine (a compound in black pepper) enhanced the amount the body could absorb curcumin (the most anti-inflammatory compound in turmeric) by 2000% or something crazy. Very exciting. Except, the study was funded by a supplement company who, at the time, were trying to patent the combination of curcumin + piperine. So very unreliable data.

      The main skepticism for me comes from not just the funding of the study but also, since this was published in 1999, there have been almost a further thousand studies on curcumin and turmeric (whole) and their therapeutic use, and none of them have used piperine to enhance their results.

      Again – it doesn’t hurt, and generally speaking, in about 70% of the recipes where I use turmeric, I’d also naturally use black pepper…BUT…it’s not something to be worried about. Turmeric/curcumin will work just fine on it’s own too!