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Golden Milk Recipe: The Benefits of Turmeric

December 05, 2023

Golden milk, a traditional Ayurvedic drink, has gained immense popularity owing to its remarkable health benefits and comforting, delicious taste. This vibrant concoction, also known as turmeric milk, seamlessly blends together a medley of ingredients renowned for their medicinal properties.

Use golden milk as a coffee replacement, or a comforting evening drink. From enhancing immunity to promoting relaxation, each component contributes to the holistic goodness of this golden elixir. 

Let's delve into the key ingredients that make this golden milk recipe a powerhouse of wellness

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  •  Turmeric: The star of the show, turmeric, contains curcumin, a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. It aids in reducing inflammation, easing joint pain, and supporting overall well-being.
  • Black Pepper: Adding a sprinkle of black pepper enhances the bioavailability of curcumin in turmeric, maximizing its health benefits.
  • Cinnamon: This aromatic spice not only offers a delightful flavor but also boasts antioxidant properties and helps regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Cardamom: With its distinct, fragrant taste, cardamom aids digestion, freshens breath, and possesses antioxidant properties.
  • Coconut Oil or Ghee: These healthy fats aid in the absorption of curcumin and provide a creamy texture to the drink.
  • Reishi or Chaga (Adaptogens): These adaptogenic mushrooms contribute to stress reduction, immune support, and overall vitality.
  • Honey: A dash of honey adds natural sweetness and further enhances the immune-boosting properties of golden milk.
  • Milk: Choose your preferred plant-based milk, as the base of this comforting beverage.

Now let's proceed with the Golden Milk Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • A sprinkle of Black Pepper
  • A sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • 3 pods of Cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil or Ghee
  • 0.5 teaspoon Reishi or Chaga powder 
  • A dash of Honey or preferred sweetener 
  • 1 cup plant-based milk

Instructions:

  1. Pour the milk into a small saucepan and place it on the stovetop over medium heat.
  2. Add the turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, and cardamom pods into the milk.
  3. Stir the mixture gently while allowing it to warm up. Avoid boiling the milk; a gentle heat is sufficient to infuse the flavors.
  4. Once the milk is warm (not boiling), remove it from the heat.
  5. Add the coconut oil or ghee into the warm milk mixture.
  6. Sprinkle in the Reishi or Chaga powder and stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  7. Allow the golden milk to sit for a minute to let the flavors meld.
  8. Optionally, you can use a blender or a hand frother to further mix and create a frothy texture.
  9. Finally, add a dash of honey to sweeten the drink as per your taste preferences.
  10. Pour the golden milk into a cup or mug and savor the comforting warmth and wellness it brings.

With its enticing aroma and health-boosting properties, indulging in a cup of homemade golden milk is a delightful way to embrace well-being and relaxation in a single sip. Cheers to your health and happiness!




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