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Golden Milk, a Healthy Drink

Golden Milk, a Healthy Drink

Published by Anne Altor on Mar 8th 2024

Golden Milk, a Healthy Drink

My friend Kelly (of Forevermore Bouquet Preservation) recently introduced me to Golden Milk. It's a delicious blend of warm spices (usually turmeric, ginger, cinnamon & black pepper), that you can mix with milk, tea or coffee. You can buy pre-mixed blends but it's easy to make at home, and then you can adjust it according to your tastes.

indian spices, Image by M Ameen from Pixabay

The spices in Golden Milk not only taste delicious, they have significant health benefits too. Turmeric contains the anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory compound curcurmin and is considered a general health tonic that can help with a variety of inflammatory conditions.

Black pepper contains piperine, which increases the bioavailability of the curcurmin in turmeric. Black pepper stimulates digestion, can help protect cells from oxidative stress, and may improve cognitive functioning. Ginger promotes digestion, calms bloating and nausea and contains antioxidants.

Cinnamon contains many different compounds, including procyanidins and catechins. The phytochemicals in cinnamon have diverse health benefits, including cell-protecting free radical-scavenging and anti-oxidant activity and neuroprotective effects, and cinnamon may help protect the body against cancer and heart disease.

How to Make Golden Milk

Here's a simple recipe:

  • 1/3 Cup (4 Tablespoons) powdered turmeric
  • 3 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon finely ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Store in a labeled glass jar.

To make the milk, mix 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon Golden Milk powder with 8 to 12 oz of hot tea, coffee or milk. Add honey or sweetener as you like. You can also mix the Golden Milk powder with hot water and then add some milk to taste.

Sourcing Spices for Golden Milk

We recommend sourcing organic spices for the milk. Spices that aren't grown organically will contain pesticide residues. Organic growing practices help to protect soil and water, the health of nearby communities and the planet.

We use the following sources for organic spices:

Mountain Rose Herbs

Frontier Coop

Essential Organics

Golden Milk, Image by Jess Soraya from Pixabay

ENJOY!

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