Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Secure lid tightly (caution: turmeric stains!) and blend on high speed until fully liquified. Pour into a small saucepan and heat to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. (If you have a Vitamix, you can just blend on the “hot soup” setting for 3 to 4 minutes, until it’s steaming when blender lid is removed).
Pour into mugs and top with a dash of ground cardamom.
Sweeten with honey or maple syrup if desired.
Variations: Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg, and/or ¼ teaspoon allspice.
*Note: If you don’t have fresh turmeric, use 1 teaspoon ground turmeric.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen which restores vitality, calms the mind, and promotes restful sleep.