Now more than ever our Aerie fam is all about self-care. We’ve spoken with Aerie Photographer Alex about one of her fave ways to take a minute for herself – and that’s with her turmeric drink. Read on below to see some more of Alex’s self-care routine and how you can make her delicious turmeric drink yourself.

How did you find out about this recipe, and what do you love about it?

I learned about this recipe from my super-foodie friend Sam. I went to her place to photograph her apartment, and she offered it as a coffee-alternative. Being somebody who loves trying new things, I was totally on board! Plus after reading about how turmeric works in the body, it turns out this drink is actually the perfect concoction for maximum turmeric intake! Turmeric is fat-soluble, so it’s best ingested with a fat like olive oil. In addition to this, black pepper contains peperine which is what makes it possible for the body to absorb the beneficial curcumin in turmeric. Without the black pepper and the olive oil, the turmeric can’t do its thing!

What are your other tips for self-care at home right now?

With all of the hand washing, and sanitizing, and chemical cleaners I’ve been using- my hands have pretty much gotten destroyed. To combat the dryness and redness, I’ve been using coconut oil, Vaseline, or any other moisturizer I have on my hands. I use a generous portion and then put on latex gloves while I sleep. That way when I wake up, my hands are soft and ready for another day of germ killing!

Alex’s turmeric drink recipe


 2 cups water

2 generous tablespoons of chickpea miso

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

½ teaspoon of turmeric

½ teaspoon of cayenne

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon olive oil

1-3 cloves of garlic, or 1-2 teaspoons of jarred garlic


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients.
  2. Cook mixture over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Once mixture starts to boil, take off the heat.
  4. Pour into your favorite heat-safe mug.
  5. Enjoy!

What is your fave way to practice self-care? Comment below & tell us!

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