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Super Anti-inflammatory Golden Milk

 

For centuries turmeric has been used by many cultures for medicinal and preventative reasons.

It is now being taken seriously by our western scientists and there is some hefty research to show why you should take it seriously too.

According to the  AAPS Journal article, Therapeutic Roles of Curcumin: Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials curcumin which is derived from the spice commonly known as turmeric has shown promising effects that have been observed in patients with pro-inflammatory diseases including arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, ulcers, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel disease, gastric inflammation, psoriasis, renal conditions, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and many more that I did not mention.

It has also been shown to have protective properties against hepatic conditions, chronic arsenic exposure, and alcohol intoxication.

And.. When it tastes this good we should all be including it in our diets on a regular if not daily basis.

There are all sorts of recipes out there, many of them requiring you to make a paste first but in all reality, if it is not easy I am not going to do it.  At least not on a regular or daily basis.

So here is my version that is very similar to chai tea but much better in my honest opinion.

Want to try another easy way to get more turmeric into your diet?

Try my Oven Roasted Mustard Turmeric Veggies. Oh yes!!!

Golden Milk

This is wonderful served warm in a mug on a chill night or served over ice in the summer.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of milk I use non-dairy coconut or almond milk
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger optional
  • ¼ tsp of ground cardamom optional
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • A sprinkle of black pepper piperine increases the bioavailability of curcumin by 2,000% bioavailability.
  • Honey maple syrup, or molasses to your desired sweetness

Instructions

  • Whisk all ingredients except the sweetener in a saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes and then add your honey, maple syrup, or molasses.

You can double or triple the recipe and store in the fridge or perhaps share with a loved one.

 

Super Anti-inflammatory Golden Milk