You must try this drink! It’s my favorite go to warm beverage for the chilly winters here in Florida. Yes! It does get chilly, err at least to me! Anything below 70 and I’m throwing on a sweater, hoodie, maybe some socks- and I have zero shame about it, haha!
As much as I wish I was the one who came up with this delicious concoction the credit goes to India- those guys have been making this for centuries. Centuries! Called “Haldi Ka Doodh”, it’s chalk full of anti-inflammatory herbs, spices, and just good ‘ol plain yumminess!
This is the main staple that gives Golden Mylk it’s golden color, and when it’s not busy making your drink look lovely, it’s hard at work decreasing that nasty inflammation in your body thanks to the chemical Curcumin in it.
Ah, another go to spice that’s part of your “kick inflammations butt party” in a cup! Ginger contains chemicals that not only fight against inflammation, it also brings to the mix antioxidants and chemicals that hold antibacterial properties, too. It’s earned its bragging rights.
This common pantry staple has a few surprises up its sleeve; for it too has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and lowers blood sugar levels!
It’s active ingredient, Piperine, may defend against inflammation and it may benefit that brain of yours! Bonus!
No dairy! This is huge because dairy is a contributor to allergies, sinus infections as well as a mucus builder (yuck!). Instead of milk, this recipe uses Macadamia nut milk, but you can certainly use Almond or Hazelnut milk too!
Spice it up!
Star anise lives up to it’s name as it has a ton of health benefits. It truly is a star. Among them are it’s ability to relieve pain & inflammation, it has antioxidants, it improves sleep, eases menopause symptoms and fights viruses and the flu!
Let’s not forget a pinch of cloves! Cloves are high in antioxidants, help regulate blood sugar, and can kill bacteria. Who knew? Now you do!
The final touch in this tasty little drink is real, natural sweetener. Add a little bit of organic real maple syrup (you can use honey too). Sweeten to taste!
- Stove top
- 2 Cups Macadamia Nut Milk Almond or Hazelnut Milk works too
- 1 tbsp Organic Tumeric
- 4 Whole Black Peppercorns Ok to use fresh ground pepper
- 1 Star Anise pod use 2 if you like (try 1 first)
- 1 pinch Ground Cloves
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 tbsp Real Organic Maple Syrup add another tbsp to taste if needed
- Add all ingredients to a small pot over medium heat and slowly bring to a simmer (watch it, do not let it boil)Remove from heat once it starts to simmerAdd 1 or 2 tbsp of Real Maple SyrupPour into your favorite mug and serve warm. Make extra and reheat upon serving