Golden Milk – Nectar of the Gods

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.

 

Turmeric paste

Turmeric Paste

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!

 

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!

 

Convinced yet?  When will YOU be making your first cup of Golden Milk?



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22 thoughts on “Golden Milk – Nectar of the Gods

    1. What a great addition – I will have to try that! Last night I added cinnamon to mine – made it extra cozy. 🙂

  1. I love this! I add a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and some extra ground ginger. It super yummy and warm and comforting.

  2. i use tumeric root… and ginger root.. and let it simmer for a tea.. then add some coconut milk and cinnamon.. YUM.. like a chai latte!! hard to find tumeric root.. found at Indian market.

  3. Finally found organic turmeric at WF Market. I only have rice milk. This recipe is incredible! I will try the ginger & pumpkin spices for my next cup!.

    1. Great question! I have read of the effects over time of it taken internally, but I may do some research to see if a paste would be effective. 🙂

  4. I have been making turmeric paste for a while now (actually called golden paste) with the only difference to mine is I also add coconut oil to it since turmeric is fat soluble.

    1. Hello Debbie! The black pepper increases the turmeric effect. By using them together, it increases it’s bioavailability. 🙂

  5. Hi some recipes on golden milk I see talk about making it without the tumeric paste and just mixing the powder in. Is the paste form have more benefits or is it just more convenient for storage for future batches and how long can you store the paste in the fridge? Thank you

  6. Sorry I had one other question for all those who have been drinking golden milk for a while. I keep reading about success stories about golden milk and people with thinning hair and hair loss “guessing it has something to do with the thyroid….not sure though” Anyone notice any effects with hair? If so what and how soon?

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