I have recently learned about Golden Milk. It actually isn't a milk on its own but uses a milk and a variety of spices. The main spice, being turmeric. Turmeric, a spice used in many Indian or curry dishes and is one of the most powerful herbs around. Turmeric contains an active ingredient called curcumin which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin is also able to lower blood sugar levels, enhance wound healing, suppress tumour growth and protect against brain disorders.
So a drink with the main flavour of turmeric...I was skeptical. I am not sure I am going to like this, despite the fact that I love the spice in my Indian recipes. After personalizing a recipe I found, I have to say I really liked it as a drink as well. I could definitely see myself drinking this more often, especially as the cooler weather approaches.
Here is my version of golden milk.
- 1 cup coconut milk or cashew milk
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (my favourite), stevia or honey to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
- pinch sea salt
- Combine all ingredients into a pot. Heat until milk bubbles. Blend with a hand blender or blender.