Golden milk is a mixture whose main ingredient is turmeric, a spice famous worldwide for its multiple benefits for health.
This drink is a healing elixir of Ayurvedic medicine, used for centuries to boost the immune system. In addition to turmeric, it is made with vegetable milk, honey, coconut oil and other spices.
Golden milk is a bit like a latte, but with a spicy touch. It is a healthy hot drink option, which will soon become your new secret to prevent and counteract any respiratory discomfort. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric make it the perfect drink to warm you up.
Turmeric, in addition to help digestion, detoxifies the liver, prevents skin cancer, Alzheimer and heart problems. In India, where this spice comes from, it has been used to treat skin problems, respiratory and gastrointestinal conditions, joint pains, arthritis, and wound healing.
How to prepare Golden milk?
Golden milk can be easily prepared at home. The first step is to make the turmeric paste that will later serve to prepare the drink whenever you want it.
Ingredients for turmeric paste:
- ¼ cup turmeric powder
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- 5 gr. grated ginger
- ½ cup filtered water
-Mix all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until a thick paste is made. Let it cool and store it in a jar in the refrigerator.
Ingredients for the golden milk:
- 1 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1 tsp. turmeric paste
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg or cardamom
- Pinch of black pepper
-Whenever you want to have a cup of golden milk, just mix all the ingredients in a small saucepan and let it simmer for five minutes or until you get a smooth, golden yellow consistency. Don’t let it boil.
Serve in your favorite cup and enjoy!