A Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Drink that Combats Hunger and Fights Any Pro-inflammatory foods that you might (accidentally) Eat.
Golden milk is a delicious, anti-inflammatory, milky turmeric drink that's easy to whip up and so nutritious. I find this healthy, non caffeinated coffee replacement, warm and comforting at the beginning, middle or end of my day. And even more importantly it contains a healthy dose of turmeric, which contains the compound curcumin, one of the top anti-inflammatory foods. Science based evidence shows that excess cellular inflammation in the body is an epidemic in our country and the root cause of almost all diseases, such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol and obesity. This drink can combat hunger and any pro-inflammatory foods that you might (accidentally) consume. Use this list of anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory foods as a reference to keep inflammation and it's many systemic symptoms at bay.
Anti-inflammatory foods to eat regularliy.
Green Leafy Vegetables (spinach, kale, sswiss chard)
Salmon (wild caught, Alaskan)
Pro-inflammatory foods to avoid!
Trans Fats (bad fats found in all processed, prepackaged foods)
Refined Sugar (white sugar, candy, cake)
Refined Carbohydrates (bread, petzels, pasta)
Below is the Rawception recipe for golden milk, but first we have to make a turmeric paste.
½ cup turmeric powder
1 cup spring water (+ a little extra if too thick)
1.5 tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbs. coconut oil (optional)
Mix water (1 cup) with turmeric powder in a pan and slowly heat it up and stir for 6-10 minutes until you get a thick paste (add the additional water if necessary).
Add black pepper (for better absorbtion of yh tumeric) and coconut oil and continue stirring until all the ingredients are fully mixed in together.
Allow the paste to cool. Store in the refrigerator in a jar for up to 2-3 weeks.
1 heaping teaspoon turmeric paste
1/2 C almond milk
1/2 C hot water
1 tsp. organic, raw, unfiltered honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients together over medium heat, except the honey, vanilla and cinnamon.
Do not allow the liquid to boil, just warm.
Pour in a mug and add honey, vanilla and cinnamon.
Mix well and drink as soon as it is cool enough.
I hope you enjoy this yummy drink as much as I do! It's one of my favorites drinks and on high rotation at my house.
Eat well and be your healthest you! xx