So what is Golden Milk? Golden Milk has been around for centuries, and now we are waving goodbye to the summer; it’s the perfect warming drink to ease you into Autumn. Golden Milk is made from a few key ingredients that you are likely to have on hand. It’s made from plant milk and spices and is just perfect for when you need to create your own sunshine. Read on to discover all of the benefits of golden milk and how to make it.
Why is Golden Milk Good for You?
1. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. So this soothing milk is good for inflammatory disorders and to help relieve sore muscles.
2. Curcumin is also an antioxidant, so it can help protect you against free radicals.
3. Turmeric can help to aid digestion, and it has antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
Can Golden Milk help you sleep?
Yes, turmeric is said to help you get some good quality shut-eye. To start with, drinking something warm at bedtime can be part of a calming bedtime ritual, and golden milk is a caffeine-free option. It’s a really good alternative to caffeine-laden coffee or tea before bedtime. What’s more, initial studies on its effect on mice suggest it can help protect against sleep deprivation. One of our recipes also includes magnesium which can help you get into a deeper sleep quicker and stay there.
How to make Golden Milk
Here are two of our go-to Golden milk recipes:
Golden milk spice tea blend ingredients:
2 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp black pepper
Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
Store this spice mix in a sealed jar; warm up a glass of Plenish cashew milk before bed, add a teaspoon of the spice mix, and enjoy.
Golden Milk – Turmeric and Ginger Latte
Turmeric and Ginger Latte Ingredients
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/6 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup Plenish cashew milk
A drop of vanilla to taste
Lightly toast the spices in a dry pan for a couple of minutes or until the fragrance starts to spread. Take it off the heat and slowly add the milk. Froth to desired texture using an electric milk frother, then pour into a cup and enjoy.
The warming spices in the drink make it the perfect accompaniment for those crisp autumn mornings. You may also like our immunity-boosting smoothie recipes. Enjoy.