This very old, Ayurvedic recipe is highly anti-inflammatory and delicious at the same time. Her yumminess helps with joint problems and cleans your lungs as well as the rest of your body. She serves as a powerful antioxidant. The turmeric with its bright yellow color gave the milk its name. Using golden milk as a detox drink, you should exclusively use organic products.
1 glass of organic coconut milk (creamy)
1 teaspoon of organic turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon spice mix (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, star anise and clove)
pinch of organic black pepper
1 teaspoon of honey
tiny piece of organic, peeled ginger root
This is my personal recipe. I like it for its simplicity plus I am head over heels in love with the taste. Just mix the coconut milk with the turmeric and the cinnamon spice mix and add some pepper. The black pepper increases the bioavailability of turmeric. When eaten with fat, turmeric can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream through the lymphatic system. The fat we need is in the creamy coconut milk. Grate the ginger into the drink, add one teaspoon of honey and stir. I prefer to drink it like that! You can put the drink into a small saucepan and heat for 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat (it shouldn’t boil!). In this case add the honey later on when the drink has medium temperature, otherwise its vitamins get lost! Turmeric is absorbed better by your body when it’s hot.
Golden milk is an ideal morning drink to accompany you into a fit and healthy day! At nighttime it aids relaxation and helps to boost your immune system while sleeping.
Tip: I use some of the ingredients for my self-made, fluoride-free toothpaste. Just mix some turmeric, which is great for white, healthy teeth, with some (soft) coconut oil and baking powder. Once you get used to it, you won’t want to miss it!