Golden milk, a mug of goodness!
As I'm writing this post, I am enjoying a warm cup of golden milk, on a grey Autumn day with mellow music in the background. So much cosiness in a mug!
Golden milk is the name given in Ayurveda for turmeric milk. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda for centuries. The original recipe uses cow's milk. But as I don't drink cow's milk, I use my homemade almond milk, which is perfect for vegans or for any dairy intolerance. Much healthier, easier to digest and tastes just heavenly. This beverage brings warmth and comfort. I've made it at my latest wild-hearted workshop and everyone loved it.
Turmeric is a healing spice. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric has been studied and known to protect against inflammation. It is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and also boosts your immune system- perfect for winter. It's a good liver detoxifier, for joints pain, arthritis, and any inflammation in the body. It keeps you warm & cosy on an autumn/ winter day. It is often drank before bed as it has a soothing effect and helps relaxing your body and fall asleep.
Mixing black pepper to turmeric has been known to enhance the turmeric properties. I also use turmeric in curries, stir-fry and sprinkle that gold on my veggies & quinoa dishes.
- 2 cups of almond milk or coconut milk
- 1 inch fresh ginger (grated or sliced)
- 1 cinnamon stick or 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of turmeric
- a dash of black pepper or 1-2 black whole peppercorns (turmeric is better absorbed mixed with black pepper)
- 1 tsp of honey (or maple syrup)
- Pour the almond milk in a sauce pan, adding all the other ingredients.
- Bring to a boil then let it simmer for 15 minutes.
- Use a strainer to separate the ginger and cinnamon.
- Enjoy the cosiness and warmth of this golden milk while taking care of your body!
And here you have it, a cup of goodness and health!