Hey Friends! This is my first recipe post ever! I’m so excited!
So let’s get down to it. First off, what is golden milk and why drink it? Good questions! Golden milk is basically like hot chocolate but instead of using cocoa powder, we use turmeric which gives it a beautiful golden color, hence its name. To answer the second question, turmeric is a plant from the ginger family and popular in Asia for its well-known health benefits. Tumeric contains the active ingredient curcumin (this gives it it’s bright color) which helps our bodies maintain a regular response to inflammatory events (soreness, tenderness, strenuous activities, post-surgery or injury) (Mayo Clinic). I’m not one to claim that a single food is a remedy in itself. I believe that the body works together and that several nutrients coming from a well-rounded diet, physical activity, minimal stress, good sleep, people, and love are all needed to truly heal and live a healthy life. With that said, there are several recipes for golden milk out there, this is just my own.
So without further ado, I will share this recipe with you!
Recipe: (vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free)
Yield: 2 1 cup servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
1tsp coconut oil (optional)
1tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups plant-based milk (I used unsweetened cashew milk)
1 tsp cloves
1 tbsp ground turmeric
1 cinnamon stick
Place a medium sauce-pan on low heat. Add coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Let the coconut oil melt. Add the plant-based milk and turn the heat up to medium-low and stir. Add cloves, turmeric, and cinnamon stick. Stir the ingredients. Keep stirring while the stove is on medium-low and let the milk heat up and boil. Once heated (I usually wait until the cinnamon stick opens up) strain the milk into two cups or use a wooden spoon like I did. Enjoy with a friend!
Note: If you choose to omit the coconut oil add in milk first and keep the stove on medium-low.
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