Wondering how to make golden milk? Or maybe you have never even heard of this growing health trend? For the last several years, I have been tackling some chronic pain due to an autoimmune disease called myofascial pain syndrome. I stumbled upon this golden milk turmeric recipe when I was searching for ways to get more turmeric in my diet. I take it as a supplement daily, however, I would love to get more through the foods I eat. I came across a few golden milk recipes online that sounded intriguing so I thought I would give it a shot. But, first things first. What is golden milk?
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What is Golden Milk?
What is golden milk? Well, golden milk is not actually milk in that it has no actual dairy products in it. The basis of golden milk is a combination of turmeric (a warming spice) along with coconut milk and/or coconut oil depending on the recipe you use. Other beneficial spices are added as well as a natural sweetener if desired. Ratios and exact ingredients differ depending on the source of the recipe. I added what I had on hand that sounded good to me. Feel free to switch up your golden milk recipe based on your own preferences.
Golden Milk Health Benefits:
What sort of golden milk health benefits can be found by drinking this new health drink? There are a ton of health benefits of turmeric. It is known as the “spice of life in India due to its’ amazing health benefits. Turmeric health benefits include things like the treatment of liver disease, skin problems, respiratory and gastrointestinal ailments, sprained muscles, joint pains, and general wound healing. Turmeric has over 150 potentially therapeutic benefits. It is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, and also has potent anti-cancer properties. For my personal pain relief needs, it is the anti-inflammatory characteristics that I need most. Inflammation and pain go hand in hand.
Many chronic diseases are caused by (or made worse by), inflammation. Even if you are totally healthy, you can benefit from drinking golden milk. If you eat an inflammatory diet (one that is high in processed foods, sugars, and/or grains), then regularly ingesting natural anti-inflammatory foods can be very beneficial.
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Is Golden Milk Hard to Make?
So, is golden milk hard to make? Can you whip it up in a hurry on a busy morning? It is simple to make and yes, this golden milk recipe is a breeze to incorporate into your morning routine.
In order to make golden milk, you need to first start with a golden PASTE. Make up golden paste on the weekend and store it in the refrigerator. It should last for 2 to 3 weeks. Then, all you do is add a spoonful to a glass of almond or coconut milk (they sell this at your local grocery store in the dairy isle). Golden paste is a combination of coconut oil, turmeric, additional spices for added health benefits and some honey if desired for sweetening. Black pepper is added to the golden paste because it improves the activity of turmeric. You should definitely keep that part in there if you are creating your old golden paste recipe. You can also add cinnamon, ginger or cardamom since they are also very healthy warming herbs and taste delicious.
Are you convinced yet that you should be drinking golden milk every day? Well, here is the golden milk recipe to get you started!
How to Make Golden Milk
NOTE: If you add golden paste to COLD almond or coconut milk, you make get chunks of solid coconut oil. If you want it totally smooth, warm the almond or coconut milk in the microwave for 45 seconds before adding your golden paste!
Want to add even more turmeric in your diet? Check out the following links!
MORE TURMERIC RECIPES:
- Tropical Carrot, Ginger, and Turmeric Smoothie
- Turmeric Tea Recipe
- Turmeric Chickpea Fritters
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.