Have you heard of GOLDEN MILK?
Golden Milk is fairly new in the Healing Headlines. Its main ingredient is turmeric which of course is what turns your milk golden. I try to drink it each morning (after a glass of lemon water) because of its powerful medicinal benefits, but every time I bought the ready-made blend, I had a very difficult time being happy about paying $20 for 3 ounces. So like I usually do when I find a ready-made product that I enjoy, I look for a recipe, experiment with it, tweak it, try it and most importantly, share it with you.
WHAT IS GOLDEN MILK?
The main ingredients in Golden Milk are turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper. I added lots of other healing spices just to add more medicinal benefits. Turmeric is a must have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant spice, ginger heals your digestive system, cinnamon helps balance your blood sugar and by God’s wisdom, pepper boosts the health benefits of these spices taking their healing power down to cellular level.
Single Serving Golden MILK
½ tsp ground turmeric
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of black pepper
Pinch of ground cardamom
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of ground star anise
Pinch of ground coriander
Here is how to prepare your Golden Milk
In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm 1 cup of your nondairy milk (coconut milk is yummy). I buy canned Golden Star Coconut Milk in the Asian Section of Walmart. It’s cheap and has two ingredients. You can use canned or regular organic coconut milk, almond, hemp or rice milk. You just want to warm the milk, not boil it.
Remove from heat. Add the spices above. If you only have the 4 main ingredients, that is perfectly fine. Whisk until the spices are blended.
Add 1 tsp unrefined coconut oil (optional but beneficial). Add up to 1 tsp of sweetener or more if desired. I love to use local raw honey. You could use coconut sugar or maple syrup if you want. I sprinkle a little nutmeg on top and I just had the idea to add some crushed organic peppermint candy canes for an added digestive medicinal benefit or simply because I love nutmeg and peppermint.
I buy all my spices (mostly organic) from herbalcom.com or from our Indian grocery store. At herbalcom.com, there’s a minimum of 1 pound purchase so buying from the Indian grocery store may make more sense (unless you plan to give Golden Milk for Christmas presents). Patel Brothers has an organic section which I’m thrilled about. I made up a large batch, so I don’t have to keep measuring these spices out. If you want me to send you a recipe for 140 servings, let me know. The beauty of this blend is that you can add it to smoothies, soups, pancake batter or whatever you want. Live a little crazy!
I love you to Golden health!