Turmeric. The beautiful golden and aromatic spice that comes from grinding up the root of its mother plant. It’s SO warming. It’s so incredibly beautiful. And, its benefits are many. It can reduce depression (YESSS!!), inflammation, Alzheimer’s effects, it fights cancer, and makes your skin glow. The bottom line is, it’s incredible for your health. I take turmeric capsules every day and make this beautiful Golden Milk quite often. It’s easy to put together and packs a huge health punch. It’s also delicious! Win! This beauty also has cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, cayenne pepper, and local honey in it, all of which add to the health benefits.
Cinnamon is another ridiculously healthy spice. It’s high in antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. It also is antimicrobial (germaphobe here!), and is great for heart health. The black pepper is necessary because it activates the turmeric. Cayenne pepper adds a nice kick, while stimulating circulation, and helps with digestion and upset stomach. Local honey is great for allergies.
Side note: you can buy turmeric with black pepper already in it!
I have several recipes in which I use Golden Milk, oatmeal being one of them. I’ll post a recipe soon!
Try this beautiful drink and you will feel more healthful!
|Prep Time||3 minutes|
|Cook Time||5 minutes|
- 1 C coconut milk (you can use a milk of your choice)
- 1/2 t turmeric (you can add more if you'd like)
- 1/4 t cinnamon
- pinch black pepper
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 t honey (you can add more if you'd like)
- Place all of your ingredients in a saucepan. Turn burner on to medium heat. Whisk together and heat for about 5 minutes (don't let it scorch). Pour into a mug and enjoy!