Someone once told me that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Preparing this tea takes a little bit of work (just a little) – but I hope to make this into a habit in my life as the health benefits and deliciousness of this drink are worth the effort. Golden milk is gaining more and more attention on the internet and it has been my goal for the past year to make this intriguing concoction. To be honest, I was not very optimistic about how the flavor would be since turmeric is a key ingredient and has a very particular taste. After playing with the proportions a little bit, I have found a recipe and combination that is (in my opinion) delicious!
* Makes enough for 3-4cups.
* Time Saving Tip – Make a double batch and store in fridge to drink during the week.
3 cups water
4 inches of fresh ginger
1 Tablespoons turmeric
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
3 cups unsweetened coconut / almond milk
- Wash, peel and slice the ginger and bring to a boil in 4 cups of water. Once it comes to a boil, let it simmer for 30 minutes before straining and saving the liquid.
- Pour the ginger water back into a medium pot over medium heat.
- Add most of the coconut / almond milk and honey and bring to a boil. Immediately shut off and whisk in the turmeric and cinnamon.
*Save a bit of the milk to pour into the hot liquid just before serving.
- Ladle this creamy beverage into your favorite mug and add a touch more almond milk to serve.
- Enjoy this super-drink daily!
Now for my favorite part – the research 🙂 Check out some info below on the ingredients found in this delicious beverage.
Turmeric – 4,685 full text journal articles – (10 on clinical effectiveness, disease and drug reports). The clinical effectiveness studies are related to inflammation, prostate cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, hepatocellular cancer, and acute respiratory syndrome. Read more about Turmeric on PubMed . . .
Ginger – 5,371 full-text journal articles – (48 on clinical effectiveness, disease and drug reports) The clinical effectiveness studies are related to nausea in pregnancy, nausea from chemotherapy, osteoarthritis, prostate cancer, coughs and atrial fibrillation. Read more about ginger on Pub Med . . .
Cinnamon – 3,442 full text journal articles (10 on clinical effectivenes, disease and drug reports). The clinical effectiveness studies found are related to diabetes, blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease, menopause, and bacterial infections . Read more about cinnamon on Pub Med . . .