A warm and delicious Golden Milk recipe with health benefits
There is nothing better when the weather starts to get colder than a warm beverage hug. Coffee is often a no-brainer in the morning, but as the day goes on it gets trickier to find a suitable choice to soothe that afternoon or evening need for a warm drink. Coffee and many teas offer too much caffeine late in the day, and hot chocolate spikes the blood sugar.
Turmeric Lattes, also commonly called Golden Milk, can be a great solution for a comforting cup to wrap your hands around this winter season. Not only does it avoid the side effects of other popular warm beverages, it actually offers healing benefits as well. And it’s best enjoyed in front of a fireplace.
Benefits of Ingredients
Turmeric is a powerful natural healing agent. It is perhaps most well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This means that turmeric can help with arthritis, IBS, joint pain, and indigestion.
2) Coconut Milk
Besides being delicious and creamy, coconut milk is said to be a powerful antifungal and antiviral supplement. It is also a great option for people who don’t handle dairy well. If you are concerned about the fat content of coconut milk, replace with any milk or milk substitute of your choice.
Avoid those hard to pronounce ingredients in store-bought coconut milk by making your own. Use 1-2 tablespoons of coconut cream per cup of water and blend or whisk together for a two-ingredient option.
3) Black Pepper
This simply helps your body absorb the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric. Not much is needed to do the trick!
Ginger, besides also being anti-inflammatory, can help aid digestion, relieves symptoms of musculoskeletal ailments, and can even promote cardiovascular health.
Cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar and reduce pain for arthritis sufferers. It also tastes great!
Cloves may help balance blood sugar, and also are high in manganese which can help increase bone density.
This golden elixir, if allowed on your diet, is a must. Local varieties can help protect against seasonal allergies, it can be antibacterial, and it’s a natural sweetener!
4 cups of milk of coconut milk
2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cinnamon and extra to garnish
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground clove
Sprinkle of ground black pepper
Honey to taste
Cinnamon Stick/Cloves (optional)
1) Blend all ingredients in a blender.
2) Separate into separate mason jars to store in the fridge for individual use.
3) To heat, pour 1 serving into saucepan and heat up to 5 minutes without letting tea
boil. Stir occasionally.
4) Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick or cloves.