In case you ever wondered what that strange yellow stuff was at the neighbor’s table in the cafe pretending to be a latte? That’s Golden Milk, which has a rich history in Ayurvedic medicine. Now it has reached mainstream consciousness and gets the hype it deserves. Calling it Golden Latte in cafes is just pimping up a golden milk with froth.
And It actually doesn’t taste all that bad, if you know why you’re drinking it. 😀 Anyway, I like it. Golden milk is a lovely drink to warm the soul on autumn/winter evenings but could be drunk all year round, as turmeric is the best medicine taken in as food you can imagine.
Check out my post about spices and the benefits of Turmeric here. A lovely lady reminded me of Golden Milk and so I added this post.
Drink every day for a week or two and lots of inflammatory ailments should lessen.
Golden Milk Recipe best for a strong blender – serves two people
2 c almond milk (or really any milk you prefer)
1 tbsp maples syrup, you can also use honey, stevia or Medjool dates
1 tsp turmeric, ground or 1-2cm of fresh root
1tsp ginger, ground, or 1 cm of ginger root
1 tsp ground cinnamon, Ceylon (not cassia if possible)
pinch of fresh ground black pepper (which supports absorption of curcumin, the active anti-inflammatory compound in turmeric)
1. If you have a high powered blender you can easily throw all ingredients (incl. roots of ginger and turmeric) in and let it blend for 3-5 minutes. It will heat the milk and blend everything nicely up. Plus you get nice foam.
Serve warm with a dash of cinnamon if you wish. Also, if you add 1 tsp of coconut oil it enhances flavor and absorption.
2. If using a stovetop pour all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Whisk well to combine all ingredients. Then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, the longer it will simmer the stronger the flavors.
Strain the milk in case you used pieces of ginger or turmeric and dates.
You can add 2 whole cardamom pods for the stove top version, or a pinch of ground cardamom for the blender, or add vanilla extract to taste.