As the nights are getting darker and colder I am finding myself turning to warming and sweet tasting drinks in the evenings.
Golden milk is an ayurveda favourite. It beautifully blends together the most commonly used, and researched, spices to help balance the doshas and bring a sense of calm and nourishment. Ginger is used as both a warming and cooling food and is therefore great to to help balance the doshas, turmeric has been used traditionally in currys for years not only for its flavour but anti-infammatory component curcumin, and cinnamon has been shown to help balance blood sugar levels and sweet cravings.
I have added a little pepper and fat to support absorption, unfortunately curcumin has a low absorption rate so to use it medicinally you might like to take an additional supplement, and have used a homemade almond milk though works just as well with an organic dairy option.
Golden Turmeric Milk
- 1 cup of homemade almond milk
- 1 tsp freshly grated, or powdered, turmeric
- 1 tsp freshly grated, or powdered, ginger
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
- Pinch of pepper
- 1/2 tsp of cold pressed coconut oil or organic ghee
Add the ginger and turmeric to a small pan with the milk and bring to the boil. Lower heat and allow to simmer, add in the other ingredients and stir. Once a warm yellow colour has been achieved, pour into your favourite mug and enjoy!
See my other ginger and turmeric recipes: Ginger and Turmeric dressing