Golden Milk for the Win!
Running back and forth from my full-time job, the pottery studio, and desperately trying to have a social life gets me feeling a little run down sometimes. One of my favorite ways to support my body is to make and consume golden milk. It is a slightly sweet and spicy cup of creamy, golden goodness! It is warm and comforting, and you can add or swap ingredients to your taste.
Turmeric is very antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it can be helpful in fighting many different health conditions. It is important to use the peppercorns in the recipe, so that you absorb more curcumin from your drink. For more info on the health benefits of turmeric, visit Dr. Khong's blog and read all about it. Drink to your health!
First, you will need whole or ground turmeric. (If you don't know where to find good quality turmeric, you can purchase organic turmeric on Amazon through this link. I have also included a handy store at the bottom of the page!)
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I always add a few peppercorns, and sometimes star anise and clove. You can also add cinnamon and cardamom. Yum!
Tonight I used the whole turmeric, some fresh ginger root, and all the spices mentioned above.
Chop up about an inch of ginger and a few nubs of turmeric. Add chopped roots and spices into 2 cups of almond milk (I prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk).
Simmer the mixture on low heat until orange and fragrant. I simmer anywhere from 20-45 minutes, depending on how strong and spicy I want it. The longer you simmer, the stronger the flavors will be! If you are not using whole roots of anything, you don't need to simmer as long.
Once you're done simmering, let the mixture cool a bit. Use a small strainer to strain out your mash and pour your liquid into mugs or jars for storage.
If your golden milk is too strong or spicy, you can dilute it with more almond milk. You can also add a bit of honey to sweeten it up!
- 2C almond milk
- 2T ground turmeric OR a few pieces of whole turmeric
- 5-10 whole peppercorns
- 1 inch chopped ginger root
- 1-2 whole cloves
- 2 star anise
- 1/2t cardamom
- 1/2t ground cinnamon (or one stick)
- 1t honey
- Pour 2C almond milk in a sauce pan.
- Add the turmeric, ginger, and peppercorns. Bring to a simmer over low heat.
- Add optional dry spices and continue simmering for at least 20 minutes (up to 45 if using whole roots).
- Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- Use a small strainer to remove the chopped roots and spices.
- For a sweeter milk, add 1t honey.
Enjoy while warm!
You can make a bigger batch and store in the fridge up to a couple days.
Have any other favorite spice or taste variations? Share them in the comments!
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