recipe: easy to make golden milk

Easy DIY golden milk recipe, great for healing inflammation in the body. Click through for recipe!Easy DIY golden milk recipe, great for healing inflammation in the body. Click through for recipe!

Easy DIY golden milk recipe, great for healing inflammation in the body. Click through for recipe!

I’ve been seeing turmeric pop up everywhere on blogs and in recipes lately, and considering how healthy it is for you, I’m not surprised! Turmeric (and ginger, actually!) have a special component called “curcumin” that boasts a lot of great medicinal benefits. Curcumin has been shown to:

  • aid in chronic inflammation (which can help with gut health sooo much)
  • be effective in helping with depression
  • lower blood glucose (sugar) levels
  • improve skin
  • help with overall brain health
  • protect against cancer

And that’s not even everything. Crazy, right? Cardamom, coconut oil, and cinnamon also have great health benefits, making this is the friggin superhero of drinks.

There’s a bunch of different variations for turmeric teas and milks on the internet that I was a little overwhelmed trying to figure out what to do, so I ended up combining a few (basically this one and this one).

Easy Golden Milk Recipe

golden milkEasy DIY golden milk recipe, great for healing inflammation in the body. Click through for recipe!

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INGREDIENTS:

• 2 c almond milk (or milk of choice)
• 1 tsp coconut oil
• 1 tsp turmeric
•1 tsp cardamom
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp ginger
• dash black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

    1. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine your milk and coconut oil.
    2. Add all other ingredients into the pan and stir, allowing to simmer, but not boil over.
    3. Turn off heat and cover, letting sit for a few minutes.
    4. Strain if using fresh ingredients (like I did with ginger), and serve warm!

Super simple!

Adding black pepper to your drink may seem bizarre, but it’s actually the secret to releasing the health benefits in turmeric! Kinda crazy, but super important! Don’t go peppering out of control, just the teeniest dash will do the trick.

I had read that turmeric has a bitter taste, but I found that the addition of the cinnamon made the drink overall very smooth and mild, and utilizing almond milk gave a slight nutty taste. Overall, a pretty enjoyable drink!

Easy DIY golden milk recipe, great for healing inflammation in the body. Click through for recipe!

Have you given golden milk a try??
Let me know in the comments below!


9 Comments

  1. The Midwest Wife October 24, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    I’ve never tried golden milk but this looks so good (and not to mention good for you!). Definitely going to have to make this over the weekend. Great post!

  2. Alison October 24, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Oooh, this sounds good! I’d love it in smoothie form, I think! ❤️❤️

  3. Gillian October 24, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    I worked at a 5* private members club in London (a lot of the royal family are members there which shows the kind of establishment it is) and EVERYONE drank golden milk every day. It’s so so good for you! Great post!

  4. Nicole October 24, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, Kate!! I will definitely give it a try! 🙂

  5. theluxeminimalist October 24, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try the turmeric latte! I love anything with cinnamon, so I know I’d like this recipe. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    xx, Corey
    TheLuxeMinimalist.com

  6. The Brash Brunette October 24, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Ooooh, this sounds really interesting. You said mild & nutty, but is it sort of sweet?

  7. Kelsie K Corbett October 24, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    I LOVE Golden Milk! I’ll have to try out this recipe!

  8. annie October 26, 2017 / 7:24 am

    I’ve never heard of golden milk, maybe I’m living under a rock hahah. I need to try this out, I’m all for trying new things that are good for me. I’ll let you know how I like it!

    -Annie

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