Posted on March 19, 2019 by Emily Forbes
Those who know me, know I have a little obsession with fresh turmeric. The constant stains on my fingers look like I have a 50-a-day habit. Anything goes, curries, porridge and drinks. Maybe you have never tried it in a drink because the thought of a turmeric latte was just too hipster for you? But this little wonder spice gets a lot of press for good reason. It has a mild, subtle flavour but it packs a punch with it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. You can buy plenty of teas with turmeric added or for some comfort, why not try out this golden milk recipe at home?
Golden milk is not new and trendy, it has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India. Haldi doodh as it is known there, is said to strengthen the body and bring vitality. It is often given has a cold remedy because of its anti-inflammatory properties. The spices used in the recipe are naturally stimulating and can also help with digestion.
Ingredients and prep:
Serves 1: adjust for more servings
- 1 mug of milk or milk alternative.
- 1-inch fresh ginger.
- 1-inch fresh turmeric.
- a few black peppercorns (I usually use about 8 to be specific. Pepper adds a bit of spiciness but it also activates the curcumin antioxidant in the turmeric).
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon.
- Maple syrup or honey.
- Blitz all the ingredients except the syrup in a blender then gently eat through in a pot on the stove. Don’t overheat. Add a little maple syrup to sweeten to taste
- Find a comfy sofa. Wrap up in a blanket and savour the nurturing beverage.
- Thank me later.
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