One of my non-profit projects is called the Inner Peace Prison Project where I work with female prisoners in Indonesia. It is a very deep and heart touching work which brings me in contact with you woman who are going to spend the next 5 to 10 or 15 years in prison. One of the prisons in the project is on the tropical island of Bali. So, after I do my work in the prison, I spend some time in Ubud, which is known as the yoga capital of the world. In Ubud, I was introduced to Jamu, which is a Balinese herbal drink. Every morning I start my day with Jamu. There are several ways to create this drink and I will share a simple recipe with you. I believe daily rituals are more likely to stick when they are simple.
Here is how you make Jamu:
In one large cup, mix:
- Hot, boiling water
- 1 teaspoon organic Turmeric powder
- Juice from one squeezed lemon/lime (if it is big lemon, use half, it is a small lime, you might need 2)
- Add 1 dessert spoonful of honey when the water has cooled down a bit.
This magical drink will wake you up and h.elp your body to function optimally.
Your body is your temple, treat it as a divine miracle.