Golden Milk with Vitality Oils
What is a Golden Milk? Sometimes it’s referred to as a Golden Latte. But whatever you want to call it, it’s a warm drink that is filled to the brim with nutrients. Golden Milk is a traditional Indian drink. In its simplest form, it is warm milk and ground turmeric. Most of the health benefits focus on turmeric, but the addition of ginger and cinnamon also have anti-inflammatory properties and both are rich in antioxidants. It makes the perfect later afternoon or before bed drink.
Adding Black Pepper Vitality Oil
According to Healthline, curcumin in turmeric is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, which means you could miss out on the health benefits. But adding black pepper can help! The article said by adding black pepper to curcumin (turmeric), can increase absorption by 2,000%!!
So now I am adding a drop of Black Pepper Vitality Oil to each cup just before serving, be sure to stir! Enjoy!
Ingredients: Cashew milk, turmeric, honey, coconut oils, and vitality essential oils
Freshly Peeled turmeric &
Ginger Vitality Essential oil
Have you tried a golden latte? I hadn’t until today, but it’s delicious. It was the perfect mid-afternoon treat while looking at the new Diane Keaton book, The House that Pinterest Built. It’s the most beautiful book and filled with so much inspiration. Annnnnyway, back to the golden lattes. There’s so much information about anti-inflammatory foods we should all be eating and almost every search lists turmeric as number one, like this article. I did have to search a few markets for fresh turmeric. I finally found it at an Indian market. Since writing this post initially, turmeric has become more widely available in almost every grocery store and specialty food market.
Golden Latte with Fresh Turmeric and Ginger
recipe adapted from Martha StewartPrint
Next time you are in the mood for a warm drink, try a golden latte. It’s delicious and it’s really good for you too!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- 2 cups unsweetened almond or cashew milk
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled, thinly sliced, and crushed or 4–6 drops Ginger Vitality Essential Oil
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh turmeric, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 4 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality Essential Oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground dried turmeric for serving
Heat the almond milk, fresh turmeric, ginger, coconut oil, cinnamon and honey in a small pot over medium heat just until it begins to simmer. Reduce heat, cover and simmer five minutes. Remove from the heat, strain and discard the solids. If using essential oils, add them after removing pan from the heat. Whisk until frothy and pour into two cups. Serve with a dusting of ground turmeric.
I peel the turmeric and ginger using a potato peeler and then continue to use the peeler to get thin slices of turmeric and ginger. I crush the ginger using a mortar and pestle to release the flavor. It’s best to use a small sauce pan with a spout. Once it has simmered for five minutes, pour it over a mesh strainer into a large measuring cup so that you have room to whisk until frothy.
Keywords: healthy drink, hot drink
A reader left this comment about Turmeric:
Hi Annie: A bit of Tumeric info you might find helpful – The body has a difficult time absorbing the nutritional benefits of Tumeric (curcumin). I believe it’s termed low bioavailability. But lab studies show that the addition of black pepper (piperine) increases the absorption rate by A LOT. Less than 1/8 teaspoon increases the absorption by over 2000%. So that’s why a lot of recipes add a bit of pepper with the Tumeric. I don’t know how that changes the flavor of the golden latte but it might be worth giving it a shot.
A Golden latte and a page from Diane Keaton’s new book
Every page of this book is beautiful and inspiring. Last year we bought a new home by the shore. Our thinking was that we wanted to live by the water. Now we are not at all sure if we want to move, but we do know that we can’t wait to get started renovating “The Little House by the Sound.” Currently, we have renters and while we do we are gathering ideas from Pinterest, of course. This is the board where we gather ideas for walls, doors, floors, and all the details it takes to make a beautiful home. I call it The Little House Inspired by Pinterest.
Update: We moved to that little house and are quite happy…just deciding if we should paint the stone fireplace again.
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