Golden Milk

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Turmeric is known in Ayurvedic medicine as a healing spice, used to treat an array of ailments from sore throats, headaches & indigestion to arthritis & irritable bowel syndrome.

Native to India, it was first cultivated around 3,000 BC & was widely used then – as it still is today – as a medicine, in cosmetics & cooking.

It’s key compound, curcumin, is rich in antioxidants & contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory & even antiseptic properties for the treatment of wounds.

Getting this key compound into your body is known to help fight certain cancers, purifies blood, detoxifies the liver, relieves depression, promotes digestive health, boosts circulation, accelerates wound-healing, relieves pain & even protects against cardiovascular disease. Pepper really boosts its effectiveness as that contains a compound, piperine, that helps the body absorb curcumin better.
An anti-inflammatory, antibacterial & detoxifying elixir to aid digestion & rebalance the soul…
You can still make this even if you haven’t got 20 minutes to spare, although the flavour won’t be nearly as deep or complex.

Just add 1/2 tsp of turmeric & a pinch of sea salt to a 1 cup of milk, microwave until warm & add a pinch of cinnamon & honey to taste.

  • 2 cups almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger or pinch of ground (fresh is best)
  • 1 tablespoon local honey (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
  1. add everything to a saucepan & whisk gently
  2. heat until just below boiling, then turn down to barely simmering for 20 mins
  3. strain if you’ve used whole spices, pour into a mug
  4. add honey & a pinch of cinnamon to taste. Enjoy warm!
It so easy to tweak this according to taste. Try adding any or all of the following ingredients at the beginning for extra depth of flavour:

  • 2 crushed Cardamon pods
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • 1 clove
  • 1 split vanilla pod
Of course, you can use regular (dairy) milk should you prefer to, but please do give almond or coconut milk a try for healthier alternative.

Even if you’re an almond milk ‘virgin’, once you’ve infused it with the spice & tasted it, you’ll be hooked!

This will warm you from the inside on cold days or relax you before bedtime…

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