My newest addiction: Golden milk! It's an ancient Ayurvedic health drink. It's made from plant milk, turmeric paste, spices and a little bit of natural sweetener.
Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
Turmeric contains the chemical curcumin. Curcumin and other chemicals in turmeric can decrease swelling (inflammation). Turmeric is used for arthritis, joint pain, headaches, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, fever, menstrual problems, stomach pain and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- 1/4 cup turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon dried ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1.5 cups water
Make the paste by boiling the water and all the ingredients and then let it simmer on low heat for 6-8 minutes, stirring until it becomes a paste. Then let it cool. The paste can be stored in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Remember to use organic, high quality, turmeric.
(Makes 1 large cup) Time: 10 min.
- 1 tsp golden paste
- 1,5 cup almond milk or another plant milk (almond milk recipe)
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- a pinch of vanilla powder
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)
Warm the milk gently and whisk in all ingredients. I tend to use homemade almond milk or cashew milk for a creamier texture. I let it boil gently for a few minutes so it thickens, that makes it extra creamy and delicious. :) If you make a larger batch, it can be stored in the refrigerator and warmed up later.
I drink this almost every evening nowadays and it's really delicious & healthy!
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