Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Golden Milk, A Powerful Anti-inflammatory Drink (vegan, gluten-free)

I've seen this recipe in many forms across the web, this is how we make Golden Milk at hOMe. I often share the healing power of Golden Milk with yoga students who arrive at class with some sort of inflammation (i.e., my shoulder, calf, hip hurts from running, lifting, etc.). Turmeric is one of the most healing spices we can consume. The most known benefit is that turmeric reduces inflammation in a way that pharmaceuticals cannot compare (and without side effects). This spice has been used for centuries in India as a part of daily diet and healing. Reducing chronic inflammation is key to healing and prevention and treatment of all sorts of dis-ease, from IBS to cancer. This delicious beverage taste more like a treat than medicine, serve it up and find ways to integrate more turmeric in your diet!

1 Tbsp almond oil or vegan soy-free butter, like Earth Balance Soy-free
1 tsp turmeric
1 - 1 1/2 cups plain or vanilla soy, almond, or coconut milk
2-3 tsp agave nectar (to taste)

Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat; add turmeric and saute about 5 minutes, minding the pan heat so as not to overcook the turmeric. Add choice of non-dairy milk; heat to the start of boiling and remove from heat. Add agave nectar to desired level of sweetness; enjoy this beverage as warm as the tongue finds possible.

*gluten free, soy free when using a non-soy milk choice.

1 comment:

claire said...

fascinating! i will try this. Thank you, Marty <3