Golden Milk is a creamy, hot drink that is soothing and oh-so healing.
I’m hot on Golden Milk lately. Why? Because I recently started indulging a lot in Matcha green tea lattes, and while they’re delicious, Matcha is caffeinated. Caffeine is false fire, not real fire. And I’m about building real energy, real fire in the body, not false energy. False energy bottoms out. Real energy builds and grows.
Plus, caffeine overloads your kidneys and liver, acidifies your body and ages your tissues, think premature aging inside and out!
But… like you, I want to enjoy yummy, warm drinks too, but I want them to be healthy and nourishing, not depleting or hard on my adrenals (or yours!).
Hello Golden Milk.
Every ingredient in Golden Milk is oh-so healing, and comes together oh-so deliciously. Turmeric, a root native to Indian cuisine, is touted as being even more effective than some pharmaceutical mediations for inflammation and depression. Ginger, an anti-inflammatory too, helps with digestion, absorption and is anti-bacterial!
Add a few more ingredients, like black pepper, to enhance the benefits of curcumin, the healing compound in turmeric, a little cinnamon and stevia to sweeten it, and voila, you’ve got a delicious healing drink without any side-effects.
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- 1 inch fresh turmeric
- Pinch of black pepper
- Pinch or two of cinnamon
- Stevia to taste
Put all the ingredients in a high speed blender and puree. Strain and heat on your stove, until hot and foamy. Sprinkle with a little added cinnamon and enjoy!
Yes, you can find recipes that use powdered ingredients. Not me. I include fresh, live ingredients, to get the fresh, live benefits of these healing ingredients when they are in their whole-food state. Nothing processed can ever provide you with the same electricity that a fresh, live ingredients provide.
And since you’re after energy, try the recipe my way. You will love it! Let me know how you like it in the comments section below.
BONUS: But you say, I like the energy I get from coffee. I say add Maca to build real energy by nourishing your endocrine system, rather than depleting it. Maca is an adaptogenic root from Peru, which will help balance your hormones and build your energy naturally!