Golden Milk Tea –
Golden Milk Tea is reverenced for its immune-boosting properties, and healers worldwide have long admired turmeric root, the main ingredient in golden milk, for its soothing healing benefits. Such as calming inflammation, depression and improving sleep.
Turmeric is an herbal root, a member of the Curcuma botanical group related to the ginger family of herbs, the Zingiberaceae. It has remained utilized for over 5,000 years as a medicinal herb. With references across ancient schools of medicines such as Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha.
Furthermore, in India, Golden milk Tea is called Haldi doodh (haldi=turmeric and doodh=milk). A delicious drink used medicinally to ease insomnia, coughs, and colds. In fact, for centuries in India, Mothers would often use this traditional Ayurvedic drink to soothe their sick children and help them sleep.
Traditional Haldi doodh is simple to make. Half a cup of piping hot milk with a tablespoon of ground turmeric blended till the entire mixture is a beautiful golden yellow. Applying dairy or Non-dairy milk is the foundation for turmeric; Other methods include a blend of milk, turmeric and warm spices, mixing it into hot tea with honey. In addition to hot water alone to dissolve turmeric. Whereas, adding in Almond milk, coconut milk, coconut butter, and cashew are all Western enhancements added to taste less like medicinal herbs.
Turmeric + Black Pepper
This Golden Milk Tea recipe incorporates black pepper. When black pepper and turmeric exist simultaneously, the black pepper will help absorb turmeric in your body. Then, in turn, curcumin’s overall health effects will increase significantly.
How To Make Golden Milk Tea
This Nourishing Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Tea is a warm, cozy hug in a cup! It is beneficial for reducing inflammation, super easy to make, and so delicious. It is a calming tea that comforts you into a restful night's sleep.
- 3/4 Cup - Almond Milk (Organic)
- 1 Cup - Coconut Milk Full Fat (Organic & pba-free can)
- 2 Tsp. - Raw Organic Honey /Or/ Maple Syrup
- 1 1/2 Tsp. - Almond Butter
- 1/2 Tsp. - Organic Bourban Vanilla Extract (Nielson-Massey)
- 1/4 Tsp. - Ground Organic Turmeric | Traditional amount is 1Tbs.
- 1/8 Tsp. - Fresh Ground Organic Ginger
- 1/2 Tsp - Ground Organic Cinnamon /Or/ 1 Half Stick Of Cinnamon
- A Dash Of Organic Black Pepper
- A Pinch Of Organic Ground Cardamon Or Ground Organic Cloves
In a medium saucepan, combine the organic coconut milk, almond milk, vanilla extract, turmeric, ginger, and almond butter.
*Add the raw organic honey at the end, so the enzymes are not destroyed by the heat.
Heat over medium heat until thoroughly heated about 15 minutes, whisking in the almond butter and the spices until blended well. (Do not boil)
Using A High-Speed Blender
Next, pour the Nourishing Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Tea in a high-speed blender with the honey. This method will blend all ingredients incredibly well while also making it frothy.
Pour into your favorite cup, dash with black pepper, add a pinch of cardamom or clove spice and enjoy.
The Importance Of Adding Pepper
The pepper is symbiotic with the turmeric and allows for the most absorption/ and, therefore, the most significant health benefit. It is beneficial for reducing inflammation.
*Turmeric is thoroughly absorbed with fat. For example, turmeric is often in curries, where there's always a fat element.
What To Expect
Haldi doodh has a soothing aroma with warming inviting spices, full-bodied, earthy taste, that is perfectly sweet, rich, yet light and comforting.
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC
There are innumerable uses for Turmeric, such as:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Bladder inflammation
- High cholesterol
- Intestinal gas
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Itchy skin
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- Loss of appetite
- Lung infections
- Menstrual problems
- Recovery after surgery
- Skin inflammation from radiation treatment
- Stomach bloating
- Stomach pain, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis
- Stomach ulcers
- Water retention
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 680Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 6gSugar: 30gProtein: 8g