Something about a warm beverage before bedtime not only makes me feel like a kid again but it feels like a big warm hug. I’ve dabbled here and there with Golden Milk, mostly because of the benefits, but i couldn’t find a blend that I really liked. Until now.
So what are the benefits of Golden Milk?
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved mood
- Supports brain function and memory
- Preventing heart disease
- Lowering blood sugar levels
- Boosting the immune system
- Aiding with digestion
All these incredible benefits come from the main ingredients in golden milk – turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. The taste of turmeric is not for everyone. I have grown up on it eating it mostly in my mom’s cooking but I found that since making this recipe, I actually don’t mind the taste.
As I continue to make this for myself nightly, my plan is to slowly increase the amount of turmeric – ideally to one tsp a cup. I also want to slowly increase the amount of ginger. This recipe does make the golden milk a bit sweeter so I would highly recommend playing around with the sweeter ingredients to your taste.
What You Need
1 cup of non-dairy milk of your choice
1/2 tsp of turmeric (start with 1/4 tsp if you’re not used to the taste)
1 tsp honey (or maple syrup if you choose to make it vegan)
1 tsp fresh ginger (or 1/4 tsp ground ginger)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of black pepper
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Add the milk to a pot on low heat
- Add the turmeric, honey, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper and vanilla and whisk to blend
- Heat the mixture for 8-10 minutes, you don’t want to boil the drink but simmer it so all the ingredients can simmer and steep
- You can also occasionally whisk the drink as it heats
- Strain into a cup and enjoy!
I honestly love the taste of this Golden Milk so much, its incredibly easy to have every night. I’ve only been consistently drinking it for a week or so but have noticed less bloating and better “movement” of my digestion system.
I would definitely recommend playing around with the ingredients to your liking until you land on something that suits your taste.
Leave a comment below if you try this recipe and what modifications you decide to make!