Golden milk may be the newest trend hitting at your local near coffee shop, but the beverage has been around for millennia and has a long tradition in ancient Ayurveda medicine. The ingredient responsible for golden milk’s bright yellow color is turmeric, an anti-inflammatory spice. In a small saucepan, add 1-2 teaspoons of Golden Milk Mix to 1 cup of milk of choice. Simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes minimum. Golden Milk Mix can also be steeped in boiled water (5-7 minutes). Either way, strain the spice blend from the liquid before sipping or serving. The important aspects are that the turmeric is cooked and combined with a small amount of black pepper, as the black pepper increases the absorption of the curcumin. If desired, add sweetener (honey, agave, molasses, maple syrup) for healthful and tasty elixir.
Organic turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, coconut flakes, chili flakes, black pepper and cardamom.
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1-2 tsp per 6 oz
Water Temperature: 195° F
Steep Time: 5-7 minutes