Golden Turmeric Milk Recipe

jessicamurgs/ April 4, 2017/ Wholesome Recipes/ 0 comments

Turmeric has been valued for its medicinal properties for centuries and is a common spice used on the Japanese island of Okinawa, where people have one of the world’s longest average life spans: 81.2 years. However, in the Western world, it has not been very well known or consumed until recently. Many people still know little about the benefits of this spice or how to incorporate it into their diet. Golden turmeric milk is the perfect way to add turmeric more into your diet. Even individuals who may not care for the taste of turmeric often still enjoy golden turmeric milk.

What Makes ‘Golden Milk’ So Healthy?

Though it is called ‘Golden Milk”, this healthy beverage is typically dairy free and is made using almond or coconut milk. Every ingredient used in golden milk has great health benefits, as outlined briefly here:

Turmeric

  • This unique and bold, yellow colored spice contains one of the greatest known anti-inflammatory compounds, curcumin. Curcumin’s bioavability becomes highly increased when combined with black pepper.
  • In recent studies, curcumin has been shown to reduce tumor size and kill cancer cells.
  • In addition, curcumin also helps reverse many of issues related to insulin resistance and hyperglycemia.

Cinnamon

  • Helps regulate blood sugar
  • Powerful anti-oxidant
  • Fights viruses and infections (naturally anti-microbial, anti-biotic, anti-fungal, and anti-viral)

Ginger

  • Contain powerful anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols
  • Effective against menstrual pain
  • May reduce cholesterol levels
  • You can read more about the benefits of ginger here.

Coconut Oil

  • Proven to be a natural way to treat or prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Increases energy and metabolism
  • Raises HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers LDL (bad cholesterol)

Pepper

  • Increases bioavailability of curcumin
  • Stimulates digestion
  • Piperine, a compound found in black pepper that is believed to help prevent cancer, becomes more potent when combined with turmeric.

Golden Turmeric Milk Recipe

prep: 2 mins | cook: 3 mins | total: 5 minutes

author: jessicamurgs

yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of milk of choice (unsweetened almond milk was used in this recipe)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey (optional or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of ground pepper

Golden Tumeric Milk

Instructions

  1. Heat milk in a small sauce pan over medium heat on stove top
  2. While heating, add all ingredients to milk and stir or whisk
  3. Heat until warm, but not boiling
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Note

This recipe can easily be adjusted to how ever many servings you need. Also, honey can be added after pouring in a cup to personalize desired level of sweetness.

 

Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think! Cheers!

 

 

 

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