When it slowly becomes cooler and uncomfortably dark in the early evening’s again, we just want one thing: to snug into a cozy blanket, to lay down on the couch and to drink something warm. Something, that warms us and which will give our immune system exactly what it needs.
Well, if that’s not the right time for a glass of golden milk? Not that I would only drink it during the cold season, but at this time of the year it unfolds its potential of an all-rounder even more.
Golden milk has been my new best friend for quite some time when it comes to protecting yourself against some common colds.
And this panacea is not only for colds, but also a true all-rounder for a large number of little aches and pains when it comes to supporting the body’s self-healing powers.
The first time I heard about golden milk was during my apprenticeship as a yoga instructor. It was mentioned occasionally among my co-workers, and they really raved about its effects. Of course, after hearing it I wanted to convince myself of the positive qualities as well, and if it would also do me any good.
The magically golden color of this milk comes from turmeric. Tumeric is also known as the main ingredient of the spice mixture curry, which gives it its powerful color. In our kitchen, we really can’t imagine not having this bright yellow spice.
But that was not always the case. At first, the taste of turmeric was too intense for me and I wasn’t able to drink the golden milk. If you prepare the milk for the first time, you should start with less curcuma and slowly increase the dose over time.
To round off the taste you can add some more cinnamon or vanilla. The milk is softened by the coconut oil and it tastes like a caramel candy, just as a drink. Read more about the effects of turmeric and how to make the turmeric paste here.
- 1 tsp. tumeric paste
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 250ml almond milk
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- optional: vanilla, cardamon, cloves, ginger
- Heat the milk in a saucepan and stir turmeric paste, black pepper and coconut oil.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and let it rest for a few minutes before you drink the milk.