Golden Milk: A Popular Drink with Tumeric
Today I’d like to share with you a very popular recipe for a drink called Golden Milk. This is basically hot almond milk (or other kinds of plant milk) mixed with tumeric or tumeric paste respectively. This is a good drink to defy the cold season and winter time. Tumeric or the roots of the Curcuma longa plant grows in southern Asia and belongs to the ginger family. Hence, like ginger, tumeric has a hot and aromatic taste. What is more, tumeric has many important health benefits because it has anti-inflamatory, detoxdfying and anti-carcinogenic properties. Thus, it generally strengthens the immune system. It is recommended that you drink Golden Milk preferably every evening before going to sleep 🙂
Let us now focus on the recipe: there are two ways of preparing this drink, you may either use tumeric powder or tumeric paste which you can make yourself at home. To prepare the tumeric paste you need the following ingredients:
Tumeric Paste Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup of turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper
- 1/2 cup of (filtered) water
Put these ingredients in a small sauce pan and mix everything well together. Then turn the heat to medium high and stir constantly until the mixture thickens. This only takes a few minutes, then let this mixture cool down and fill it in a small jar so that you can store the paste in the fridge.
Now that the paste is prepared, we can move on to prepare the Golden Milk.
- 1 cup of almond milk (or other kinds of plant milk)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon or more of turmeric paste or tumeric powder
- honey as to taste
Take a small pan and add all ingredients except for the honey. Then turn the heat to medium and while heating make sure to stir constantly and do not boil the mixture. Finally, you may add honey to taste. Ready to serve!
I hope you give Golden Milk a try! I think this is a very effective drink with a lot of health benefits 🙂 Please also check out the benefits of tumeric here.