The cold weather can leave us feeling stiff and sluggish. But there are plenty of ways to warm up this winter and help ease those uncomfortable aches and pains. And they don’t come more wholesome than a soothing mug of Golden Turmeric Milk – using the natural anti-inflammatory properties of nature’s most powerful root.
Delicious, hearty and – best of all – healthy, turmeric milk is packed full of antioxidants that’ll help your body breeze through the colder months.
We love Elizabeth Rider’s recipe, and that’s the one we’re going to cover today. Read on to find out everything you need to know about golden turmeric milk, as well as how to make it.
Let’s get started!
Why turmeric milk?
Turmeric has been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years – because it’s packed full of natural benefits. Some of these include:
- Antioxidant properties
- Improving memory and brain function
- Aids digestion
- Helps you burn fat
- And the most potent – a natural and powerful way to combat low level inflammation
With all these benefits and more packed into a small root, this is one ingredient you don’t want to miss out on!
The ingredients you’ll need:
Feel free to chop and change these ingredients and quantities to suit your tastes – and do let us know which your favourite blend is!
The essential ingredients for classic golden turmeric milk:
All of these are packed with brilliant medicinal benefits of their own:
- 35g raw turmeric root, grated
- 20g raw ginger root, grated
- Ground black pepper - to help with absorption
- 300ml milk - this can be almond, oat, soya or dairy
- 1/4tsp ground turmeric - for added flavour
Want to save some time? Swap out the turmeric and ginger roots for one of our all-natural turmeric and ginger shots!
Optional ingredients for added flavour:
- ¼ tsp cardamom
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- Vanilla extract - to taste
- 1 tbsp raw honey to make the drink a little sweeter
How to make golden turmeric milk
Making golden turmeric milk is super simple. All you need to do is:
- Heat your chosen milk in a saucepan until simmering
- Add your other ingredients in a bowl and blend together
- Combine with your milk
- Simmer for 20 minutes
- Pour straight into a mug, or sieve/blend for a smoother, frothier drink!
What do you think?
Have you tried this recipe? If so, we want to hear from you – let us know how you got on in the comments below!