Before I started researching about the famous golden milk I thought that the recipe was going to be about dairy. But very soon after I started my researching, I found out that it is not about dairy here! Keep reading and learn more about the golden milk.
What On Earth Is Golden Milk?
Golden milk is a unique combination of spices and herbs with coconut oil and coconut milk warmed up to create a healthy and delicious drink. You can consume it at any time of the day, but for best results, you should consume it in the morning after you wake up and in the evening before you go to bed.
It originates in India and its original name is Haldikadoodh. Turmeric milk is a part of the Ayurvedic system of healing and it has many health benefits including anti-inflammatory benefits.
Golden milk is a magical creamy drink that can help your liver to detoxify itself.
What’s in Golden Milk?
Golden milk is a perfect combination of ginger root, black pepper, coconut milk, coconut oil, and turmeric powder. If you don’t like its taste you can add some honey inside. As I already mentioned above, golden milk is very beneficial to drink, because its ingredients (ginger root, turmeric, black pepper, and coconut) have health benefits to offer.
Golden milk is usually made from a milk and heated up, but you could also be a part of pastes and teas.
Are you ready to discover the wonderful benefits of golden milk? Let’s look through each ingredient to see what they have to offer by drinking this delicious drink.
Turmeric. In ancient medicine, turmeric was used in case of liver problems, respiratory illnesses, skin disorders, gastrointestinal problems, muscle and joint pain (including arthritis), and to promote healing all over.
Some recent studies showed that turmeric is powerful enough to treat depression and cancer, to improve and stabilize blood sugar, to treat allergies and intolerances, detoxify the liver from environmental toxins by neutralizing free radicals and to prevent degenerative cognitive illnesses such as Demetria and Alzheimer’s.
Coconut oil. Coconut oil has numerous health benefits, including preventing kidney and liver disease and promoting a healthy immune system, healthy heart, healthy weight, and digestion. It’s also an effective moisturizer, wound healer, and overall beauty BFF!
Coconut milk. Electrolytes, vitamin B, magnesium, a source of fatty acids that can promote joint pain, stabilize blood sugar, and combat weight gain.
Black pepper. Helps combats free radicals, helps digestion, fights anemia, and ease cold symptoms. Black pepper helps your body to absorb the turmeric!
Ginger. Ginger eases cold symptoms, combats nausea, helps digestion, helps muscle pain, helps with blood sugar, and eases menstrual pain and other types of pain.
Honey. Honey promotes healing due to its antibacterial properties, helps with insomnia, treats allergies and cold relief.
How to Make It
Making golden milk is easy to prepare!
Golden Milk Recipe:
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Pinch of black pepper
- A small piece (1/4 inch wide) of fresh ginger root (peeled and minced)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
Blend the ingredients, put them in a saucepan and heat up for about 5 minutes (don’t boil them) and the golden drink is ready.
Consume it every morning after you wake up and every evening before you go to bed. This amazing drink promotes healing, helps your body detoxify, decreases inflammation, and many other health benefits!