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An easy golden milk (aka turmeric milk) recipe. Healthy, delicious, and comforting, this easy golden milk recipe is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients and is a must-make for winter.
Golden milk, sometimes called turmeric latte or turmeric tea, is a popular healthy beverage with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Made with cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, ginger and turmeric, a spice that contains the active compound curcumin. For centuries, turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and Chinese medicine to treat a variety of ailments.
Golden milk is warm and comforting and one of my favorite beverages for the winter! Great with your favorite vegan breakfast recipes, for a snack, or evening before bed for a calming beverage.
See below for health benefits or tips on making the best golden milk, or scroll down for the recipe.
Warm the coconut oil, then add in the spices. Cook until just fragrant.
Add the soy milk plus sweetener, if using, and warm through.
The main ingredient in golden milk is turmeric, which contains curcumin as the active component. It also contains cinnamon and ginger, which both have antioxidant properties.
Research has shown that all three: ginger, cinnamon, and curcumin, have potent anti-inflammatory properties. The anti-inflammatory effects may reduce joint pain from arthritis and improve memory and brain function. However, it’s important to note that most of these studies show higher doses than in this turmeric latte, but there are still benefits to be found in golden milk.
One study looked specifically at the combination of golden milk and soy milk and found that turmeric added additional nutritional and chemical value. Better absorption of protein, iron, zinc, and antioxidants. This is why I recommend using soy milk in this recipe over almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container, such as a mason jar, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat on the stove, whisk to recombine the spices and then warm through until hot.
Enjoy this one on its own for breakfast or a snack, as it contains a filling 7 g of protein, 2 g of fiber, and 8 g of fat. Or, enjoy with:
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An easy golden Milk (aka turmeric milk) recipe. Healthy, delicious, and comforting, this easy golden milk recipe is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients and is a must-make for winter.