Golden Milk– Here is a warm drink that will help boost your immunity. With out of the ordinary things happening around right now, we need some hope conventionally too. This Golden Milk recipe is traditionally the one that is also the need of the hour!
What is Golden Milk?
Golden Milk alias Turmeric Milk is an Indian hot beverage made from humble ingredients, and is yet fragrant and flavourful.
It is most often used as a home remedy against colds, while it is popularly known for its immunity-strengthening traits.
Reason to love:
My childhood memories of catching a cold would always involve this Turmeric Milk drink which was a quick mix of pepper, turmeric and milk.
And guess what, it never failed to work.
Years later, I share with you a heart-warming drink with a pinch of cinnamon or cardamom powder sprinkled on the top of the hot golden milk, which will soothe your tired taste buds and throat.
Ingredients -What you’ll need:
- Milk: It can be cow or plant-based milk. Dairy or non-dairy is fine.
- Turmeric: Known as the golden spice, it is one of the popular spices in Asian cuisine, which gives the yellow colour and is a strong antioxidant. You can use either fresh or ground turmeric. Just be careful, because it stains anything it touches.
- Spices: Spices such as black pepper, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom are those that help boost immunity.
Step By Step Instructions:
- Add Milk to a saucepot over medium heat, Stir in Cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorns, fresh ginger, and turmeric powder. (Photo 1,2,3)
- Simmer for 7 to 8 minutes until warmed through. Do not let boil. (Photo 4)
- Strain the milk, Stir in Honey and serve warm.
- For more spice and flavour, you can add more of ginger; fresh ginger does the trick
- If you prefer some fat, you can add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or just use coconut milk
- The beneficial Golden Milk Recipe is rich in antioxidants and hence has an army that fights diseases and infections and also helps protect your cells from damage.
- The turmeric, ginger and cinnamon are also anti-inflammatory in nature that can help reduce inflammation and joint pain. That said the active component in turmeric, Curcumin is the real hero.
- Milk is rich in Vitamin D and Calcium that is nutritious for your bones. While not all plant-based milks are rich in these nutrients.
- As the saying goes, ‘Too much of anything is good for nothing’, the same applies to the usage of turmeric in your regular routine.
- Though it has many health benefits, it does not replace any medical requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What non-dairy types of milk can be used?
Coconut, almond or cashew milk will go well
- What can you add to sweeten the Golden Milk?
Stir in some honey or maple syrup; just make sure it is subtle because it is best as it is
- Can Turmeric milk be made in advance?
Yes, and it can be refrigerated for up to 2-3days; you just have to reheat before drinking.
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