As I settle into my morning routine, I always like to begin with a little reflection and a warm mug of turmeric-infused golden milk by my side. With the cooler weather approaching, this drink recipe is the perfect remedy to share with everyone. Not only does it have a wonderful and soothing chai-like spicy flavor, incorporating golden milk into your diet will provide many health benefits. This recipe is typically made with a plant-based milk such as almond or coconut, but you can use dairy if you prefer.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a vibrant yellow spice that has been commonly used in Indian and Asian herbal medicines and cuisines for thousands of years. It is produced from the dried underground stem of the curcuma longa plant, a relative of the ginger plant. Turmeric is relatively safe to use and is not associated with any serious health side effects.
Benefits of Drinking Golden Milk
Incorporating this drink into your daily routine will improve your overall well-being in addition to:
Strengthening the Immune System
Due to its antiviral effects, adding turmeric milk to your diet is a great way to improve your immunity. This is important to remember as we near the cold and flu season. To get an immune boost, create a habit of having a cup of turmeric milk on an empty stomach in the morning or just before bedtime at night.
Combating Digestive Problems
Turmeric helps to improves digestion, relieve gas and bloating as well as heartburn. It also increases the flow of bile, which helps in fat digestion and can treat gastrointestinal infections.
Cleansing the Liver
Laboratory tests and clinical studies have shown that the curcumin in turmeric helps to prevent and reverse certain liver complications. Injuries to liver tissue can be reduced due to its detoxifying power.
Providing a Cold and Cough Remedy
Warm turmeric milk is the perfect remedy for a pesky cough or cold. It increases mucus production which aids in flushing out the respiratory tract.
Improving Skin Tone
Turmeric has been used externally as a beauty aid because of how well it visibly enhances the skin. It softens, removes fine lines, reduces acne, and lightens scars.
I love that this drink is natural, quick and easy to make. I’ve provided how I make my golden milk below if you’re curious to try this drink for yourself. Once you taste it, you won’t have any issues adding it into your everyday routine. Have you guys tried turmeric milk or have a special nutritional drink you consume daily? Let me know in the comments below!
Golden Milk Recipe
2 cups of almond milk
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple syrup (100% organic)
Blend all ingredients together in a bullet blender until well mixed. Next, transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and heat on low to medium heat, stirring often. Serve warm and enjoy!