It’s the New Year and time for new year resolutions. Eating and drinking more healthy should be at the top of all of our lists. Golden Milk is a wonderful and healthy way to start your morning (when added to caffeinated tea), or a calming way to end your day.
A couple years ago, I gave up my morning coffee. It actually wasn’t that hard for me because I never really liked the taste of coffee (which often led to my adding far too much sugar to make it more enjoyable). I knew the biggest thing I would miss was having a warm cup of ‘something’ in the mornings. As I discovered new options, one of my favorite ways to replace coffee was with this Turmeric Golden Milk.
I did some research and found that turmeric helps support a healthy inflammatory response – which sounded appealing because I have chronic back pain. I also found other benefits of turmeric, like aiding in detoxification, supporting a healthy liver, aiding digestion and metabolism, and supporting healthy skin. Wow, I was in!
To make this Turmeric Golden Milk, I start by making a paste that includes other herbs like ashwagandha, which has been said to support our body’s ability to cope with stress as well as a healthy thyroid function. I also add black pepper and coconut oil which are essential in helping your body absorb the turmeric.
The best part is that once you have made the paste, it keeps in the refrigerator for a long time. So it’s much easier to make your golden milk in a hurry (because we all know that mornings aren’t always easy). The paste is also a great addition when cooking. Try adding it to rice, soups, sauces, sautéed veggies, smoothies, and more!
If you like to start your day with caffeine, add this to green tea or black tea for an extra little boost. After you make your tea, just add a tsp of the turmeric paste, and a couple splashes of milk.