golden milk: nature's magical, nutrient-rich latte
When I first heard about this new drink, packed with anti-inflammatory turmeric-driven superpowers, I was intrigued. Served in trendy coffee and chai tea shops in Portland (and other trend-setting cities), and a staple immune-boosting recipe for many a health nut; This beverage feels so 'now', almost avocado-toast-esq, but is actually an ancient Indian drink - consumed for hundreds of years because of its healing properties.
I set out on a mission to try to find the best tasting golden milk recipe, and I'm so excited to share it with you today! You can find the original recipe here. It is super simple, tastes great and can be served hot or over ice. I swapped it for my morning chai the past few weeks and immediately saw my digestion improve, felt an energy boost in the morning, and was able to see through walls by the afternoon. Kidding about the last one, but for real, this stuff is my new go-to drink, and I feel so much better swapping out the espresso for this decaffeinated alternative!
-1 ½ cups *SWEETENED* vanilla almond milk (can also use coconut, or soy milk)
-½ TBS coconut oil
-1 tsp turmeric
-½ tsp ground cinnamon
-½ tsp ginger
-¼ tsp black pepper
-½ tsp vanilla extract
-optional: 1 to 2 TBS maple syrup to taste. (If your non-dairy milk is pretty sweet, you can skip this ingredient. I used Simple Truth Vanilla Almond milk, and that was plenty sweet for me!)
PUT IT TOGETHER
1) Mix all ingredients in a saucepan, and bring to a boil on medium/high heat
2) Whisk ingredients together as it heats. After about 4-5 minutes, the milk will start to boil and froth
3) Turn the heat down to low, simmer for couple minutes before serving. Once done, you can also throw it in a shaker to serve over ice. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick!