Golden Milk must be one of the most comforting and altogether satisfying drinks I know - and healthy to boot. An ancient recipe made with turmeric, black pepper and milk, I guarantee you won't be able to get enough. And that's a good thing because turmeric is LOADED with all sorts of wonderful nutrients that science has only managed to scratch its peel, so to speak. If you would like some more information and research on turmeric, click here.
Right, now down to the recipe which serves 2 but you can halve or double it for more:-
1 cup of milk (raw dairy milk, coconut milk or any other nut milk you fancy
½ inch fresh peeled and grated turmeric root, or
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
¼ inch piece of fresh, peeled and grated ginger root or ¼ tsp ginger powder
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
A pinch of freshly ground black pepper (*)
A pinch of cayenne pepper or chilli flakes (optional)
½ teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup or to taste (if you fancy but not needed)
A teaspoonful of coconut oil or fresh butter or raw cream (optional)
Caution: Turmeric stains EVERYTHING yellow-orange. And I mean, everything! So wear your swanky kitchen apron, wear a pair of kitchen gloves to peel the turmeric root, unless you want jaundiced fingernails and take care. My chopping board and my Le Creuset milkpan have acquired a permanent yellow hue but I love golden milk too much to care! The stains eventually fade, so don't worry too much.
How to make it
Blend all the ingredients in your high speed blender (I just love my Nutri Ninja) until smooth. Transfer into a milk pan and warm gently over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Pour into your favourite mug, sprinkle with some cinnamon powder if you like and enjoy!
(*) Black pepper has been shown to increase the absorption of nutrients and enhance the qualities of not only turmeric but a lot of other foods. Buy whole organic peppercorns and mill as needed. You will get an amazing taste and fragrance you never thought pepper had.