Golden Milk is something you might have heard of recently, it’s all the buzz on health and lifestyle websites. A combination of turmeric, coconut milk or other non dairy substitutes, this drink varies depending on who prepares it, but it always provides powerful and healthy results.
The most important part of golden milk is the turmeric, which gives it its signature looks and a strong aroma and flavor that has anti-inflammatory properties and that prevents a large range of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. Golden milk also helps with your digestion, reducing gas, bloating and digestive discomfort, even offering aid in weight loss. By adding coconut oil or milk, you’ll also provide your body with a healthy dose of fatty acids while also nurturing your digestive lining.
You can consume golden milk in different ways, hot or iced. Hot golden milk is perfect to have before bedtime, to prevent diseases and to raise your immune system. You can also consume it iced during the day, after a hard workout, to ease the pain in your muscles and to help you feel refreshed.
Epicurious.com provides this simple and delicious recipe that’s perfect for any occasion.
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- 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, preferably coconut milk beverage or almond milk
- 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
- 1 (1-inch) piece turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
- 1 (1/2-inch) piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- Ground cinnamon (for serving)
Whisk coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, coconut oil, peppercorns, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have melded, about 10 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into mugs and top with a dash of cinnamon.