Cold and flu season is upon us and if you're like me, who prefers to remain healthy - the natural way - you'll love this "Golden Milk" recipe!
Let me first start by telling you that "Golden Milk" is another word for "Turmeric Milk" or known in Hindi as 'haldi ka doodh'. :-) There are variations to the recipe, some preferring coconut milk to almond milk. My personal preference is using freshly made almond milk as my base.
Here's what you'll need and please trust me, its so delicious!
- 2 cups of Almond or Coconut Milk
- 1/2 tsp of Turmeric (powder or freshly grated)
- 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
- 1 tbs of Raw Organic Honey
- 1 pinch of Ginger (powder or freshly grated)
- 1 squeeze of Vanilla Extract
Bring all of your ingredients to a rolling boil. Pour into a tea cup, stir, relax and enjoy!
Last, but definitely not least...the health benefits are incredible! Within the first couple of weeks of my drinking this milk daily, I noticed my somewhat timid acne cleared. This is more than likely due to Turmeric being an anti-inflammatory. There are many online stories of women clearing their skin by applying a turmeric paste, topically.
Here's a blog post I wrote a few years back regarding "Turmeric & Depression". In addition to your mental well-being, other benefits of drinking this milk are good for people with the following health concerns:
- Respiratory Infections
- Arthritis, Stomach Ulcers (anti-inflammatory)
- Cold & Cough (antiviral & antibacterial)
- Digestion Issues
- Menstrual Cramps
- Skin & Rashes
- Weight Gain