This Paleo-friendly recipe for the anti-inflammatory beverage, Golden Milk is delicious, warming, and a breeze to whip up.
Today’s guest post is brought to you by Blair Horton of Holistic Rendezvous! I was really impressed by Blair’s work, her fabulous eBooks, thoughtful approach to wellness (which mirrors a Fed & Fit approach really well), and thoughtful recipes! Today she’s sharing her recipe for Golden Milk – something I’m personally interested in. I hope you enjoy!
Hi beauties, allow me to introduce myself! My name is Blair and I am a Nutrition Consultant, Natural Chef, and the holistic lifestyle blogger behind Holistic Rendezvous. I have a huge passion for helping others achieve optimal health through a holistic approach that focuses on body, mind, and spirit. Oh, and super delicious food, like chocolate…and this recipe for Golden Milk of course!
Golden Milk is such a hot topic these days because it is one of the best anti-inflammatory drinks that you can make! Inflammation is a big deal because chronic, low-level inflammation has been linked to the pathogenesis of at least 7 of the 10 leading causes of mortality in the United States. We are talking heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke, chronic low-respiratory disease, and more. Golden Milk is powerful at reducing inflammation because it is loaded with such powerful spices, most notably, turmeric.
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties, especially from curcumin. This is the main active ingredient found in turmeric that is responsible for its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. By the way, a substance in black pepper helps the curcumin absorb into your blood stream!
Ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon are also powerful spices that are not only grounding and warming, but also contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and are beneficial at balancing the blood sugar. Combine these with the ever so popular turmeric and healthy fats from the coconut milk and you have a drink that will boost your immune system, curb cravings, and keep your beautiful body feeling amazing!
This recipe is one of 20 amazing recipes from my e-book ‘Tea, Tonic, and Elixir Recipes’ that focuses on drinks that help with stress reduction, detoxification, and the reduction of inflammation! This recipe book is powerful in conjunction with my free ‘7-Day Winter Reset’ and ‘Anti-inflammatory Guide to Whole Health.’ These recipes were specifically created to show you how you can incorporate amazingly supportive foods and herbs in a decadent way!
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup hot water (or almond milk/ more coconut milk)
- 1/2 cup full fat canned coconut milk
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2-3 dashes ginger, or ground fresh ginger
- dash of black pepper
- dash of cardamom
- dash of nutmeg
- dash of cinnamon
- Pinch of pink himalayan salt
- 1 tbsp raw local (or manuka) honey (option to sub pure liquid stevia for a low glycemic option)
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until frothy. I recommend drinking it hot, so simply heat the coconut milk and water on the stove prior to placing it into the blender with remaining ingredients.