Golden milk/tumeric latte: Ayuverdian power drink with oat milk

Golden milk is one of those multi-talent foods out there. It’s like a Holy Grail for healthy drinks. It’s part of ayuverdian cuisine and supposedly offers multiple positive effects on your body thanks to the tumeric/curcuma that also gives the milk its golden color. Turmeric enhances the body’s strength to fight off illnesses, has a positive influence on the digestive system, makes the skin clearer and helps your liver and kidneys detox.

Golden milk helps boost your immune system and supports your body in reducing the cell damage that takes place over time (and is the cause of many common illnesses), reduces the inflammation level and has an anti-arthritic effect, amongst other benefits. In particular, the effect on preventing arthritis is due to the turmeric, which also gives the milk its beautiful golden color. While it can’t heal it, it can support your body in helping you avoid it. Besides, studies have shown that turmeric can make a difference in supporting your body in its efforts to fight off certain brain diseases.

Golden milk is one of those wonderful recipes that showcase just how much each and every ingredient you add matters. While the turmeric is obviously the star of the show, its positive effects are enhanced by the addition of pepper. Pepper helps your body  absorb the integral components of the turmeric. Honey and nutmeg are both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Cinnamon, on the other hand, is a powerful agent for delaying dementia.

Servings: 1 * Calories pre serving: 133 kcal * Preparation time: 5 min * Start to finish: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup of oat milk
  • 1 teaspoon of tumeric/curcuma
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

Heat up the oat milk by either using a pot on the stove or a milk frother (I prefer the latter as you get the wonderful side effect of frothy milk). Add the tumeric, pepper, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir it in until the honey is dissolved. Let it sit for 5 minutes before serving to allow the spices to fully infuse the drink.

recipe for golden milk

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