… Comfort and Healing in One Cup!
While I started drinking this warm milk for its nutritional benefits and healing properties, I continue to enjoy this golden milk tea for its comfort-food rewards. It seems to give me a sense of calm – whether real or perceived, it’s a welcome feeling.
Turmeric has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory properties, disease-fighting antioxidants, and the delicious flavor and mesmerizing color it adds to recipes. Turmeric is more readily absorbed by the body when combined with black pepper, which is why you’ll notice peppercorns are listed in the recipe. They don’t impart much flavor impact, but are necessary to receive Turmeric’s full potential. With so much “good for you”, wouldn’t you think they’d be a little more appealing to look at?
Ginger can be used in so many ways – smoothies, hot or cold lemon-ginger tea, in Asian dishes, soups, as a snack when dried. Including ginger in your healthy diet offers nutritional benefits in the form of digestive soothing, migraine relief, healthy blood pressure, and stabilizing blood sugar, just to name a few. Want to know more about Turmeric and ginger? Be sure to check the reference links below.
While Golden Milk offers so much “bang for the buck”, it requires little effort to prepare. Simply warm your non-dairy milk substitute of choice with some freshly peeled and grated ginger and turmeric, and a few black peppers, and gently simmer for 10 minutes.
Strain the milk into your favorite mug and enjoy. Aahhh!
I’ve not yet tried this as a cold beverage, but I’m thinking it might have refreshing rewards as well during the hot summer months in the southern Utah dessert.
This milk tea is naturally free of gluten, dairy, soy, and peanuts as well as being perfect for vegans, vegetarians, and those living a Paleo lifestyle.
Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Turmeric Tea
- 2 cups unsweetened, non-dairy milk – almond, coconut (not canned), cashew
- 1 Tablespoon fresh turmeric, peeled and grated
- 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 5 whole black peppercorns
- a dab of natural sweetener, if desired, such as honey
- Combine all ingredients in small pot. Bring to a simmer, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Strain. Lightly sweeten with your favorite natural sweetener, if desired (I didn’t think it was needed). Enjoy.
- Tips and Notes:
- Turmeric is an extremely effective natural food color or dye. Be careful to not leave the gratings, freshly peeled pieces, or turmeric milk sitting on anything important. Clean up immediately after using or putting in the sink, etc. No yellow items that you weren’t planning on, right? The sink does clean up with cleanser.
Safe food is a journey … Thrive!™
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