Turmeric Golden Milk
If you are familiar with Indian cooking, it is likely that you already know turmeric spice (also known as golden yellow spice). Mainly a staple in their curry dishes, turmeric is known for its incredible healing properties.
Research shows that turmeric has many components that are good for our health, but the most well researched and known active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin. Its usage goes back to the ancient Ayurvedic practice and has been known to promote the holistic health of the body with its antioxidant, antibacterial, anti cariogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Consuming food and drinks made with turmeric, such as this Turmeric Golden Milk, is known to:
- Help minimize joint pain and reduce inflammation
- Fight off various infections and build (and boost) immunity due to its antibacterial propertiesHelp with a healthy glowing skin
- Delay diabetes as curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help moderate insulin levels. It has also been a way to help boost the effect of medications that treat diabetes.
- Protect brain and improve memory functions in Alzheimer patients. The following comes from this site, studies show that curcumin may increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF is a compound that helps your brain form new connections and promotes the growth of brain cells.
- Tame heartburn and indigestion issues
Whether you are trying to reduce inflammation, get some relief from a terrible cough, or get some glow on your skin, this soothing drink is guaranteed to offer you the comfort you need.
Yields: 1 servings
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened and full fat almond or coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, more as garnish at the end
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric spice
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Pinch of black pepper
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (or more to taste)
Directions for Stovetop:
- Place milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, coconut oil, and black pepper in a small saucepan.
- Cook, whisking frequently, until frothy warm but not boiling.
- Give it a taste and add in your sweetener.
- If preferred, sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Serve.
Directions for Microwave:
- Place Milk in a microwave safe mug. Microwave on high for 2 minutes
- Pour milk into a mason jar (or another heat proof container with a lid)
- Add remaining ingredients and shake until frothy and blended.
- Pour milk mixture back into your mug and sprinkle with additional ground cinnamon. Enjoy.