Before you make an assumption that golden milk as anything to do with dairy, we assure you that this recipe is completely dairy free! It is completely vegan, so you can keep reading.
What is golden milk?
Golden milk is a mixture of herbs and spices with coconut milk and coconut oil that can be consumed at any given time of the day, but it is strongly recommended to be consumed once you wake up in the morning.
The original name of the beverage is Haldi ka doodh, which translates to turmeric milk. It is believed that it originates from India part of the Ayurvedic system of healing. It’s been used for its anti-inflammatory properties, and for the ability to detox, to maintain the blood sugar levels and for many other health related issues.
Golden milk can help your liver detoxify itself before going to sleep, but its health benefits don’t stop here.
The beverage is a combination of turmeric powder, coconut oil, coconut milk, black pepper, and ginger root. Honey can be also added by choice. The turmeric is the most responsible for its health benefits. But, the coconut, black pepper, and ginger root are important contributors as well.
Turmeric is widely known for its numerous health benefits. The ancient medicine used it for treating liver disease, respiratory illnesses, gastrointestinal problems, muscle and joint pain (including arthritis), skin disorders, and to promote healing all over. The spice offers anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and is highly beneficial for treating chronic disease and autoimmune disease where inflammation is prominent.
According to preliminary research, turmeric can improve and stabilize blood sugar, detoxify the liver from environmental toxins by neutralizing free radicals, treating food allergies and intolerances, preventing degenerative cognitive illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, and even treating cancer and depression.
Coconut oil is another ingredient with a wide range of health benefits, including promoting a healthy weight, healthy heart, healthy immune system, digestion, and may help prevent liver and kidney disease. It’s also an effective wound healer, moisturizer, and overall beauty promoter!
Coconut milk contains magnesium, vitamin B, electrolytes, a source of fatty acids that can combat weight gain, helps stabilize blood sugar, and promotes joint health.
Helps ease cold symptoms, fights anemia, aids digestion, and combats free radicals. Black pepper will also help your body to absorb the turmeric!
Helps digestion, combats nausea, and helps ease cold symptoms. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger may even help muscle pain, help with blood sugar, and ease menstrual pain in addition to other types of pain.
Due to its antibacterial properties, it promotes healing cold relief, can aid with sleep and relaxation, and might even be used to treat allergies.
How to prepare golden milk
The method of reparation is quite simple; you only need the ingredients listed above. You can use other types of milk, except dairy as it is the leading cause of irritable bowel syndrome, eczema, acne, and allergies.
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- A small piece (about a quarter to a half-inch wide) of fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
- Pinch of black pepper
- Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon honey
Just blend everything together, and then put the mixture in a saucepan to warm it for about 5 min.
Consume it either upon waking or before going to bed.