Golden milk is a combination of herbs and spices with coconut milk and melted coconut oil. This delicious drink is full of health benefits that you can consume at any time of the day, although the best times are in the morning and evening.
The golden milk is called Haldi ka Doodh, which literally means “milk with turmeric” and it originates from the Ayurvedic system of healing (the medicine of ancient India). It is used for its anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties, for maintaining good blood sugar balance and many other health benefits that we’ll mention below.
This turmeric milk is magical and can help to detoxify your liver while you sleep. It has so many health benefits that you should not hesitate to drink it!
Let’s learn a little more about the golden milk and the benefits it can bring.
What is golden milk?
This milk is usually a combination of coconut milk, coconut oil, turmeric powder, black pepper and ginger root. You can also add honey to sweeten the taste.
Turmeric, the most remarkable and most powerful ingredient in this recipe, is responsible for wide variety of health benefits that gold milk offers to its drinkers.
It is traditionally made like warmed milk, but you can also make it in the form of tea, pasta, and other variations of this popular drink, that can be added to meals or just be stored to drink it at later time!
Health benefits of the golden milk
The benefits of the drink are coming from each ingredient contained in this delicious drink.
Turmeric is known for its ability to enhance and stabilize blood sugar, detoxifies the liver, neutralizes free radicals, also treats allergies and food intolerances; prevents degenerative cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and even treats depression and cancer. Do you need any more reasons to start using this spice?
Coconut milk is very rich in iron, potassium and phosphorus, and is also a source of magnesium, copper, selenium and zinc. This creamy liquid is an excellent alternative to animal milk. It strengthens the bones by its high phosphorus content, relieves arthritis and prevents joint inflammation due to selenium, reduces free radicals, strengthens the immune system with lauric acid which is converted to monolaurin (found naturally in breast milk and helps to strengthen the immune system of the child).
Ginger is rich in copper, iron, magnesium and manganese. It helps keep the intestinal flora in good condition, digest fats and calms or soothes the digestive tract. It is thus used to treat nausea and vomiting as well as to relieve bloating. It is also excellent for toning and strengthening the body.
Black pepper is known for its antipyretic and antibacterial properties. It is added to this drink to increase the bioavailability of curcumin by 1000 times, thanks to piperine it contains which also helps fight against depression by stimulating the production of endorphins.
Golden milk recipe
The golden milk is easy to prepare and requires only the ingredients listed above. You can also use other types of milk instead of coconut milk, but it is best to use only vegetable milk (almond milk is also excellent).
It is also important to note that dairy products are among the causes of the most common food intolerances and may be responsible for many health problems, like eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, acne, or allergies such as hives and breathing problems.
Well, now that you have a general idea about this drink, let’s prepare it.
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric, powder
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- A small piece (half an inch) of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- A pinch of black pepper
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, powder
- 1 teaspoon of honey
All you need to do is put all the ingredients, except the honey, in a saucepan. Then start to heat through and stir well. Leave on low heat for 5 minutes but pay attention to avoid boiling. Then leave it to cool slightly, add a little honey if desired and enjoy!