Golden milk is truly the original liquid gold! This ancient brew has been enjoyed as a delicious healing beverage in Asia for centuries. Its star ingredient, turmeric, not only gives the drink a beautiful colour and flavour, it is also incredibly nourishing for the body and mind. Take advantage of the cooler weather and experiment with this ancient recipe – feel free to alter the flavours to suit your tastes!
Place all ingredients in medium saucepan over low-medium heat. Stir constantly and heat until almost boiling. Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy!
Turmeric – this beautiful golden spice has potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. As inflammation is at the root of disease, it is no wonder turmeric has displayed benefits for a wide range of conditions including skin problems, arthritis, gastrointestinal diseases and pain management. It also boosts serotonin, a key neurotransmitter for happiness and mood stability.
Black Peppercorn – pepper and turmeric are an ancient Ayurvedic pairing. Not only do the flavours compliment well but research has shown that black pepper can greatly increase the bioavailability of turmeric to ensure you receive all the goodness from this amazing spice.
Cinnamon/Ginger – these foods, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, have properties of heat. This helps to improve circulation in the body and warm the body during cold weather.
Coconut oil – this brain-boosting MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil provides the body with fast acting energy without stressing the body like caffeine.
By Rachel Erwin, Health Coach
B.Sc With Distinction in University of Toronto
Postgraduate Degree in Human Nutrition from HKU