Waking Up With Turmeric Tea!

Turmeric is a spice and medicinal herb that has been used in primarily in India for many years!

I came across these benefits and decided to make my own turmeric tea. I have been making this tea at least twice a week in the morning to start my day.

To make my turmeric tea, I heat up a cup of water. Then I add about two dashes of turmeric powder along with a small dash of black pepper.

Yess I said black pepper lol! I know it sounds strange but research has shown that black pepper enhances the effects of the turmeric.

Curcumin is the most active ingredient in turmeric but it is not easily absorbed by the body. Black pepper has the compound piperine and when combined with turmeric, it helps with the absorption process of curcumin! Pretty cool right?! And don’t worry you don’t taste the spiciness of the black pepper in the tea.

So after you add two dashes of turmeric and a small dash of black pepper to your heated water, I squeeze in lemon and/or lime juice to add some flavor to it. Plus citrus is good for digestion as well! If you want you can also add a spoonful of honey for sweetness!

Here are a few benefits of consuming Turmeric!

-Boosts immune system

-Improves heart health

-Reduces inflammation

-Has antioxidant properties

Have you ever tried turmeric before?! If so, how do you use it?!

Sources: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric

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Top 5 Face Masks For Acne And Scars!

I know we all have those annoying breakouts here and there! Acne may be something that you deal with on a regular basis which can be even more irritating!

But here are a few DIY face masks to help reduce acne and face scars! Check it out!

Top 5 Homemade Face Masks For Acne and Scars!

Here’s A Non-Dairy Healthy Breaksfast Recipe! 

I’ve been trying to avoid eating dairy and find other alternatives for breakfast since almost everything for breakfast involves dairy! LOL

I made scrambled tofu for breakfast with waffles, a side of tomatoes with hummus, and orange juice!

Here’s the scrambled tofu recipe! 


1 teaspoon of coconut oil

1 block of firm tofu (soft tofu will work too)

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

A few chopped red onions, scallions, red peppers 


1. Add oil to medium non stick pan. Add in red onions, scallions, and red peppers and cook on medium heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

2. Crumble tofu into the pan, add seasonings, and mix together. 

3. Let simmer for about 3 minutes. And then you’re done!

It’s super easy! Obviously it doesn’t taste like eggs but it has a nice flavor and it’s a great substitute!

Have you cooked with tofu before? If so, what recipes have you used? 

6 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation! 


Lemon has citric acid which helps lighten the skin.

–Extract fresh lemon juice and rub it on skin using a cotton ball. Leave on for 10-15 mini, then wash off with water. Do this daily for a few months until you notice improvement.

–You could also prepare a facial mask with equal amounts of lemon juice and raw honey. Mix the ingredients well then apply to the affected skin. Cover skin with warm towel for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Do this once a week for a few months.

*if the lemon juice is too strong, add about 1 teaspoon of water to dilute the mixture. 


Potatoes contain catecholase, an enzyme that is believed to help lighten skin tone. 

–Peel a potato and cut into thick slices. Put a few drops of water in the surface of the potato piece and then rub on your skin for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Do this 3-4 times daily for at least a month. 


ACV does wonders when it comes to reducing the appearance of dark patches on the skin due to hyperpigmentation.

–Mix equal amounts of ACV and water. Use a cotton ball to apply to affected area. Leave on for 2-3 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy twice a day for a few weeks. 


Vitamin E is an antioxidant and neutralizes the effects of harmful UV rays of the sun and repairs and protects the skin.

–Puncture 2 or 3 Vitamin E capsule and outs th contents in a bow. Add 3-4 drops of castor oil to it and mix well. Apply the mixture on the affected skin before going to bed. Rinse it off the next morning. Follow this remedy daily for 2-3 weeks.

–Another option is to massage Vitamin E oil  onto the affected skin for 10 minutes twice daily to reduce hyperpigmentation. Do this remedy for a few weeks until you get positive results. 


Turmeric has bleaching properties that can help get rid of the symptoms of hyperpigmented skin. Plus, turmeric can keep the skin free of infection. 

–Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply to affected area and let sit for 30 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. Avoid going into the sun for an hour after this treatment. Do this remedy once a day. 


Aloe Vera has mucilaginous polysaccharides in the gel which works execellent on hyperpigmented skin. It can also remove dead skin cells and promote regeneration of new skin cells.

–Before going to bed, apply fresh aloe vera gel on the hyperpigmented skin and leave on overnight. Rinse off in the morning. Do this daily for a few weeks to get positive results. 

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