Today I’m sharing a Golden Milk Turmeric Latte recipe because it contains one of my favorite winter warming spices. I sprinkle turmeric on almost everything these days: first in my morning tea, then on my oatmeal, in my soups. You name it and I’ve probably been adding turmeric to it lately.
The Benefits of Turmeric
Most noteworthy, turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties; therefore, Golden Milk has traditionally been used to fight colds and congestion in addition to headaches and sore throats. This makes Golden Milk especially relevant in New England during the winter but no more less potent all year round.
When to Sip Golden Milk
While most people wait until they get sick to start taking vitamins and herbs, I suggest the opposite and you can begin incorporating turmeric into your diet every day. I drink Golden Milk because I find it soothing to drink after dinner about an hour or so before bed while I begin to wind down for the evening. It's just sweet enough when you're feeling like your body “needs” a little something more in the evening because of the honey, while the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and finally the warmth of the milk leave you feeling nourished and relaxed.
Cozy up in your favorite slippers and pajamas and sip away! Let me know what you think in the comments below.
- 1 cup unsweetened organic nut milk
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp grassfed ghee (I used Fourth & Heart Madagascar Vanilla)
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of sea salt and ground pepper
- Combine all ingredients into a sauce pan
- Continuously whisk together over low heat being careful not to burn
- Heat for approximately 15 minutes
- Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon