My mid-afternoon wind-down usually contains my favorite wonder-drink: Golden Milk.
Heard of it? Well, today I am going to share with you all of the wonderful benefits of golden milk and turmeric, the spice that makes it all possible.
Turmeric is a root, part of the ginger family. When ground into a powder, it is primary used in cooking (Indian and mustard recipes). When I first started using turmeric, I was absolutely shocked at all of the health benefits you can get from it (In other words, I was thinking “Why the heck did I wait so long to find this?!”). Here are just a few of the benefits:
- Natural anti-inflammatory
- Natural analgesic
- Natural antiseptic
- Speeds wound healing
- Improved digestion
- Improves skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, etc.)
- Blood purification
- And lots, lots more!
Now, I’ll be honest – Turmeric on its own? Not so tasty, in my book. The way I use it, however, in my Golden Milk, is such a tasty concoction, you are guaranteed to become addicted to it. I kid – no actual addictive properties here. The taste is just out of this world! 🙂
I won’t make you wait any longer – Here’s how I do it!
First things first, you need turmeric paste. I make a batch of this and keep it in my fridge so it is always ready to use.
Combine in small saucepan 1/4 cup turmeric powder, 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/2 cup water. Over medium-low heat, stir the mixture until it resembles a paste. Remove from heat, allow to cool, and place in a jar. Store covered, in the fridge.
Now you’re ready to make Golden Milk!
1 cup raw milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric paste (recipe below)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon real maple syrup
In a small saucepan, combine milk, turmeric paste, and coconut oil over low heat. Heat until warm (to your liking) – Combine with maple syrup in mug – Voila! That’s it!. Now grab your mug, breathe in the aroma, and ENJOY!