Enjoy golden milk to warm you up on a chilly afternoon or as a soothing beverage before bed…
You may have heard about some of the many health benefits of turmeric, but if you’re not a huge curry fan (or even if you are), it can be difficult to consume enough turmeric to make a difference for your health. You’ll likely need to find a good turmeric supplement (look for highly-rated ones that contain BioPerine to improve bioavailability) if you truly want to reap the health benefits turmeric can provide, but you can also include more of it in your diet as well.
There are numerous tasty turmeric recipes out there, but one of the most well-known is often known as “golden milk” due to its lovely yellow color. (It’s also sometimes called turmeric tea.) This beverage has been consumed in some form or another for hundreds of years, and with good reason! Not only is it tasty and easy to prepare, but it’s a great way to enjoy some of the healthy properties of turmeric and curcumin.
A lightly spiced, soothing beverage, Golden Milk has an earthy flavor and a bit of heat which is enhanced by the addition of black pepper (which increases your body’s ability to absorb the curcumin), and ginger. Sweeten with honey and enjoy before bed or whenever you want a warm, relaxing, and healthy cuppa to sip on!
Note that this drink is best when made with fresh turmeric, which isn’t always easy to find. If you don’t have access to fresh turmeric, you can use powdered, but keep in mind that it will settle to the bottom, so be sure to give it a stir now and then as you sip.
Golden Milk Recipe:
- Yield: Makes 2 cups
- Active Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, preferably coconut milk beverage, oat milk, or almond milk (if you prefer, you can also use regular whole milk)
- 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
- 1 (1-inch) piece turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
- 1 (1/2-inch) piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- Ground cinnamon (for serving)
- Whisk coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, coconut oil, peppercorns, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a low boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have melded, about 10 minutes.
- Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into mugs and top with a dash of cinnamon.
- Serve warm.