Vegan Golden Milk Turmeric Tea
Vegan Golden Milk is a super nutritious and healthy drink, made with just a few ingredients. Nourishing and delicious, this 5-minute plant-based hot beverage can be sweetened with honey or maple syrup. A perfect balance of earthy and sweet and incredibly satisfying cup of Golden Milk will soothe your cold weather woes any day but this immune-boosting recipe is also great for getting a late night sweet tooth fix.
What Is Golden Milk?
This warm drink has gained more popularity in recent years, especially in coffee shops with golden milk lattes but Golden Milk comes from the Ayurvedic tradition. A traditional golden milk recipe is a simple mixture of turmeric and hot milk and sometimes an extra spice or two. Golden Milk is also known as Haldi Doodh, Golden Milk Latte, Turmeric Milk Tea.
When is the best time to drink Golden Milk?
You can enjoy turmeric milk any time of the day, but most suggest drinking it about an hour before bedtime to get the full effects of its relaxing, soothing properties.
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Ingredients You’ll Need
350ml Cashew milk (or any milk of your choice)
¼ tsp ground pepper
¼ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp Bloom Organic turmeric powder
1 tsp honey (or maple syrup to make it vegan)
1 tbsp coconut oil - optional
Saffron - few strands - optional
How To Make Vegan Golden Milk
- Put all the ingredients (Cashew Milk, Ground pepper, ground fresh ginger, turmeric powder) in a saucepan and whisk constantly over gentle heat.
- Add Coconut Oil.
- Add honey. Keep Whisking.
- Once hot, pour into mugs and sprinkle with a few saffron strands to serve.
Vegan Golden Milk Benefits
Turmeric contains curcumin which gives turmeric its yellow color and is loaded with many health benefits. Some of the most common areas are fatigue, joint pain, digestive problems, respiratory problems, and many other things.
Curcumin contains high levels of antioxidants and most research has shown it helps to reduce the risk of diseases and slow the aging process.
One of turmeric’s most studied benefits is its anti-inflammatory properties. Research has shown that turmeric reduces inflammation in the body, which can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.
Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which prevents the liver from metabolizing the curcumin before it can be absorbed into the blood stream. As little as a pinch of black pepper in combination with turmeric can increase the bioavailability by as much as 2,000%.