Looking for a drink that’s sure to strengthen your immune system and lift your spirits during this chilly, flu season? Well look no further. Golden milk has arrived.
First off, turmeric is a magical herb that can purify both our outer and inner beauty. In Ayurveda, turmeric is used to balance all three doshas. It aids in purifying and nourishing the blood and skin, protects the liver from toxins, strengthens both the male and female reproductive systems, supports healthy joint function and promotes proper digestion.
Secondly, anything with the word “golden” in it takes me to a happy and warm place, two feelings that we sometimes forget about during these fall and winter months. Say it out loud…”gol-den”. Instant sunshine, right? Curcumin is one of the ingredients in turmeric and is also what gives it that beautiful golden yellow color. By adding black pepper to this drink, we unleash the powerful properties of curcumin and allow the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to shine through. These properties support memory function, strengthen the immune and skeletal systems, and promote heart health.
Liquid gold. Enough said.
2 cups almond milk
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. grated ginger (ginger powder works too, but fresh is nice!)
1/2 tsp. coconut oil
1 Tbsp. raw honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp. clove powder
1 pinch of fresh ground black pepper
1. Add all ingredients into a small saucepan.
2. Simmer on low heat until warm.
3. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
Cat Burt Cantin is a video producer, writer, health coach and food and movement enthusiast. With a degree from Emerson College and The Institute For Integrative Nutrition, Cat has taken her love for living a vibrant and happy life to the next level. By merging the beautiful world of visual arts with her passion of health and wellness, her hopes are to inspire people to live healthier lifestyles without feeling restricted. Visit her websites, The Vibrant Beet and Come On Through, or follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thevibrantbeet and @come_on_through.