Bodybuilders, runners, yogis, swimmers, mothers, fathers, and kids rejoice from inflammation fighting, immune boosting, nutrient rich and delicious tasting golden milk tea!
A beverage taken daily by the likes of many in eastern civilizations, turmeric tea is well known for the wide array of benefits it provides. The staple ingredient, turmeric, is easily distinguished by its bright, mustardy color, used to brighten traditional Indian curries. The bright color is simply an indicator of how insanely potent turmeric is as an anti-inflammatory agent, brain booster, liver detoxifier, anti-carcinogenic, and master healer of achy muscles and joints.
Golden milk is a great way for first timers or new comers to enjoy the super root, turmeric. As if another reason was necessary to love this tasty tonic, an additional benefit is what golden milk is laced with… Ginger!
While the star of the show may be turmeric, its bold hue shouldn’t overshadow the powerful benefits that ginger provides in this drink. Also an edible root, ginger has been touted for years for its anti-inflammatory, de-bloating, anti-nausea benefits to name a few.
And while turmeric and ginger may be the headliners, black pepper is another ingredient that slides in under the radar, yet has a slew of health benefits of its own. Piperine, a phytochemical in black peppercorns, enhances the absorption and anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric.
Taken as a recovery drink after a grueling work out, or sipped as a cozy morning beverage, Golden Milk offers up something tasty for anyone willing to stain a white mug or two. While recipes vary widely, this simple formula has been my go-to for quite sometime:
Golden Milk Tea
1 can of coconut milk (can use almond, soy, or organic whole milk)
1 cup water
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon local maple syrup or honey
Pinch of black pepper
Pour all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
Transfer to a saucepan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat.
What’s your favorite way to recover from a workout or long day? As always, we love to hear your tips, tricks, and tonics!