I have an obsession with tea and warm drinks, especially ones that are awesome for your health. This golden milk recipe (also known as ‘turmeric tea’ or ‘golden milk latte’) is an Ayurvedic specialty that has been a favorite of mine this winter. It’s calming for the mind and healing to the body.
The highlight of this nectar is turmeric. Turmeric is pretty much amazing for our health and well-being. Turmeric has been used for ages in Eastern culture for optimal health, and there is extensive evidence showing turmeric reduces inflammation while supporting brain and joint health. Anything anti-inflammatory is a major key to health. Inflammation is of the most common health issues, and chronic inflammation can lead to certain diseases, arthritis and even cancer.
While turmeric is the MVP of this drink, all of the ingredients work in harmony to provide soothing and healthy properties for your body and mind.
1 cup milk (of your choice: coconut or almond is recommended)
1 tbsp coconut oil
½ tsp organic turmeric powder
½ inch piece of ginger (peeled and grated)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp raw honey
Heat milk in a saucepan over low-medium heat, stirring occasionally
Once warm, add in coconut oil and spices while continuing to stir (You can also mix together in a blender – but manual stirring works fine also).
Remove from heat and strain if needed.
Add in honey for extra sweetness. Top off with cinnamon for cuteness.
There are many versions of this golden milk recipe. Some advise adding black peppercorns which can boost the anti-inflammatory properties of the turmeric, others may opt out of honey for a less sweet version. No matter the combination, the golden milk health benefits are endless. So, experiment with what tastes best for you. Jazz it up so it’s a sweet treat and enjoy 🙂
P.S. Make sure you’re using the right quality ingredients! Here are some suggestions so you can be sure you’re getting the best of the best for your health with this golden milk.