We are entering a season of warm, spice-filled drinks, and in my opinion golden milk should be in your regular rotation- if not only because it’s delicious, but for the many health benefits turmeric provides. Plus, golden milk has all the necessary components of a classic fall beverage- warm, spiced, with a hint of sweet, and oh so comforting. I usually drink a mug of it right before bed, but whenever I am feeling sick (or that I am about to get sick), I’ll drink a cup of golden milk anytime of the day.
Golden milk spice mix also makes a great gift for family and friends around the holidays- it’s homemade and affordable! Spoon the spices into a jar, put a pretty bow on it, and you are all set! A quick note about the recipe… don’t skip adding the coconut oil or the black pepper, as those two ingredients increase the bio availability of curcumin, the magical compound found in turmeric. And, if you find the flavor of turmeric too strong, feel free to experiment adding a tablespoon of the spice mix to other dishes; like muffins, oatmeal, soups, or whatever sounds good!
adapted from My New Roots
makes approximately 12 servings (12 tablespoons)
one batch (12 servings) of spice blend:
40g (1/3 cup) ground turmeric
12g (scant 2T) ground ginger
15g (2T + 1 tsp) ground cinnamon
5g (1.5 tsp) ground cardamom
5g (2 tsp) ground cloves
5g (2 tsp) ground nutmeg
5g (scant 2 tsp) ground black pepper
5g (1T) ground coriander
one medium mug of golden milk:
1 tablespoon golden milk spice blend
1 cup coconut milk, nut milk, hemp milk, or milk of choice
1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Heat the milk, maple syrup, and coconut oil in a small pot over low to medium heat. Just before it’s about to simmer, remove from heat and whisk in 1 tablespoon of the golden milk powder. Enjoy!