Turmeric Golden Milk - Delicious, healthful and comforting.
Updated: Sep 20, 2018
Even in the summer heat, I sometimes find myself craving a cup of Golden milk, especially just before bed! There are many many recipes around these days, all loosely based from traditional Indian and Yogis recipes which have been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years.
Based on Turmeric for its incredible anti-inflammatory properties, you will also experience benefits from it and the other ingredients such as immune boosting, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties (excellent during flu season!), protective and restorative properties especially in the liver, beautiful digestive aiding actions to soothe before sleep and it may improve the circulation and ease headaches... the list of possible health benefits from regular consumption of Golden milk, goes on and on!
You can add other spices such as nutmeg, cardamom, ginger (fresh or ground will work) or even all spice if you wish - I have been a bit lazy with experimenting with other flavours because I am such a fan of the version I already make! You can also use slices of fresh turmeric in place of the ground variety, however you would need to experiment with the quantity needed as strength of flavour can vary (and fresh turmeric can be messy!).
Here is the easy recipe I use;
In a saucepan over a low heat;
1 can of light Coconut Milk
1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
Pinch Black Pepper
1-2 tbsp Raw Local Organic Honey
Stir over low heat until fine bubbles appear at the edges.
Pour into a mug and enjoy!
I usually take a teaspoon with the cup and give it a stir as I get down to the bottom, as some of the spices may drop.