If you’re interested in health and fitness, you may have come across the term “golden milk.” What is this? And why is everyone raving about it? Golden milk is when you mix milk (coconut, regular, or almond) with ground turmeric, ginger, and coconut oil into a magical beverage that has tons of health benefits. If you’re looking for a drink that is worth its weight in gold, this is the one.
What are the benefits, exactly? The secret is in the turmeric.
It is extremely beneficial to your cells and can help prevent cancer. It’s also one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories in existence, so it can treat just about any disease. In traditional Chinese medicine, turmeric is used for skin problems, joint, and muscle pain, wound healing, and stomach problems. Ground turmeric is expensive and easy to come by. If you make your golden milk with coconut milk, your body converts the fat into a substance that destroys lipid-coated viruses, which includes the herpes virus, influenza, measles, and so on. Coconut oil is another healthy fat that can raise your good cholesterol, HDL, and improve digestion.
There are a couple of ways to make golden milk, but if you want the best combination of ingredients, choose high-quality coconut milk, coconut oil, ground turmeric, ground ginger, and a dash of black pepper. Why black pepper? It helps the body absorb turmeric. If it’s too spicy for you, add a sweetener like honey and pure vanilla extract.
To make the drink, pour your milk into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix.
Continue simmering until the beverage turns golden.
You can drink it hot, or cool it and add ice.
It will keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Keep in mind that turmeric stains just about anything it touches, so drink with a straw and clean up any spilled milk right away.