Golden milk is nothing more than a delicious, frothy turmeric and ginger, coffee and espresso free, latte. Turmeric and ginger are proof that food IS medicine. Both these roots have anti-inflammatory properties and are packed with antioxidants which means they fight signs of aging (like wrinkles!). They also prevent heart disease, and help prevent cancer!
Help with Nausea
Reduce muscle soreness (much needed after a tough workout)
Lower blood sugar
Lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels
Reduce menstrual pain (ladies, we all know how bad those cramps can be)
Fight infections and help prevent cancer
There is no wonder ginger is seen as a miraculous healing root. Now let’s talk about the other miracle root: turmeric. Turmeric contains many medicinal properties and even increases the antioxidant capacity of the body, helping to fight the free radicals that cause degenerative aging.
Turmeric can also:
Improve brain function (which then lowers the risk of brain diseases)
Prevent, and possibly even treat cancer
Prevent and possibly treat Alzheimer’s Disease
Help relieve arthritis pain and symptoms
Help fight depression
And delay aging! (So not only does this stuff heal but it keeps you young!)
So let’s combine these two into a delicious, soothing latte! This is something I whipped up the other morning. I tried to use as few ingredients as possible to keep the recipe as low budget and as simple as possible. I am a twenty-six year old struggling student (again, going back for a post grad program is worth it but expensive) so I don’t have the time or money to make extra fancy and equally healthy drinks. I also don’t have the ability to drink things that taste gross so I made it as delicious as possible.
1/2″ Ginger root
Coconut sugar (honey would work too! I just wanted to keep with my coconut theme)
That is it. Easy peasy ginger squeezy. (See what I did there lol) I filled the mug I wanted to use with coconut milk, then poured it into a teeny tiny pot on the stove. Then, I warmed it on medium heat (do not let boil!). While it was heating, with a small hand held grater, I grated the turmeric and the ginger straight into the milk. After, I added the cinnamon. I gave it another stir and added a spoonful of coconut sugar to help the turmeric go down. I crack myself up LoL. I continued to stir, on medium heat, for about five minutes.
Now to make sure it’s all blended up nice and frothy you have three choices: whisk like crazy, use an immersion bender or use an actual blender. My actual blender happens to be a Nutribullet. So I poured my yummy golden milk from the pot right into the Nutribullet and blended for less than thirty seconds. That’s all you really need to make it frothy and delicious. Then I poured into my mug and savored every last drop, feeling healthy af.