Recipe created at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Golden milk is a traditional drink with roots in Ayurveda, a natural system of medicine that originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. In its simplest form, it’s a blend of hot milk and ground turmeric – perfect over ice or as a hot cozy beverage before bed.
Servings: 8 cups; Calories Per Serving: 130; Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free
- 8 cups almond milk
- 1 ¾ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- 1 ¾ teaspoon ginger
- 1 ¾ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ vanilla bean
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- ½ cup honey
- Bring all ingredients to a simmer, then strain.
- Let cool and serve.
Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant. It helps to consume it with black pepper, which contains piperine, a natural substance that dramatically enhances the absorption of curcumin.
The potential benefits of golden milk include: reducing inflammation, preventing cell damage, improving mood, supporting healthy brain function, and more!