runny nose? sniffles? headache? Try this...
Updated: Mar 17, 2020
Tis the season...to be sick:-(
Almost everyone I’ve talked to this past week has some sort of cold or flu symptoms. I was at the Farmers Market, and one of my favorite farmers had a big basket of fresh turmeric.
I couldn’t resist buying this magical herb. I wanted to make a huge vat of Golden Milk and start handing it out by the gallons and encourage everyone I know to start guzzling this healing drink.
The traditional Ayurvedic Golden Milk recipe has been savored for centuries.
It’s recently become very popular and you can even buy it in powder form online and at stores like New Seasons Market.
If you’ve never tried Golden Milk, you are in for a treat!
It’s not just a drink... it’s a healing infusion full of medicinal properties.
It’s excellent cold or warm and usually gains popularity during the cold/flu season due to the high anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. In India, turmeric is referred to as the ‘Spice of Life’.
I would dare say it has more health benefits than any other spice or food we consume. This drink is great anytime of the day and is particularly fantastic warmed as a nightcap.
Drinking this warm goodness before bed could even assist you in sleeping better!
There are lots of different recipes out there to explore for Golden Milk. The only necessary ingredients are turmeric and milk. From there, you can let your creative juices start flowing!
Below is my personal recipe that I use for all of my clients...
-2 cups Protein Powerhouse (Brazil Nut Milk) or milk/ nut milk of choice (Coconut milk is often used)
-1/4 tsp turmeric powder
-1 inch turmeric root (if you don’t have fresh you can increase powder up to ½-2 tsp to taste)
-½ tsp cinnamon powder
-2-3 black peppercorns
-1 whole cardamom, slightly broken
-2 Tbls coconut oil or ghee
-1 Tbls raw honey (or sweetener of choice)
-1 Tbls ginger juice or ½ inch fresh ginger
-½ tsp pumpkin spice: OPTIONAL (not needed. I love the taste:-) or nutmeg & star anise are also fun ingredients to add)
Double, triple or quadruple the recipe so you have enough to sip on for a few days.In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring all of the ingredients except coconut oil or ghee and sweetener to a low simmer.Stir well and lower the heat to a low-medium, cover and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes, depending on how strong you want the flavor of the spices. The longer you simmer, the stronger the taste. Turn off the heat and add coconut oil or ghee (if using) as well as your sweetener.Strain into your cup. Now you can savor every sip! Store extra in airtight container in refrigerator.