Yogi Bhajan says, “I don’t believe in miracles, I rely on them“. I call this my miracle drink.
So whats the deal with Golden Milk? What is it anyway? The main ingredient in Golden Milk is Tumeric which is the secret power behind the drink. Tumeric has been recognized for centuries in India as a healing food. There are actually over 600 potential health benefits of turmeric.
Here are some of its benefits:
It lubricates the joints
It is good for the skin and mucous membranes
It is an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory which is amazing since most disease today is caused by inflammation in the body.
It Boost immunity
It is anti-carcinogenic
It helps maintain cholesterol levels
Promotes digestive health
It is a Liver detoxifier
Helps improve memory and brain function
When you add black pepper to turmeric magic happens. Tumeric contains curcumin a polyphenol. When you add black pepper to turmeric or turmeric spiced foods it enhances curcumins bioavailability by 1,000 times. This means that when you combine Tumeric and black pepper together you increase your body’s absorption of turmeric by 2000%!
So make Golden Milk a regular evening time drink and enjoy the benefits of this magical root.
Make the Tumeric paste:
¼ cup of turmeric powder
½ teaspoon of ground pepper
½ cup of filtered water
Mix all ingredients in a small sauce pan and mix well. Turn the heat to medium high and stir constantly until the mixture is a thick paste. This does not take long. Let the mixture cool and then keep refrigerated in a small jar.
Make Golden Milk:
1 cup of almond, coconut or hemp milk.
1 teaspoon coconut oil
½ teaspoon or more of turmeric paste
½ teaspoon of Cinnamon
Combine everything except the Agave Syrup in a sauce pan. Turn the heat to medium and stir constantly. Do not allow it to boil. Add Agave to taste.
Enjoy this recipe and feel free to ask me any questions!