Golden milk is an Ayurvedic beverage made with turmeric powder. Research has shown turmeric has potential effectiveness in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases, including diabetes. A warm cup of golden milk is the perfect addition to your busy days.
Before serving, add a small pinch of freshly ground pepper. Piperine, a component of black pepper, increases curcumin bioavailability by 2,000 percent. Curcumin is an active compound in turmeric and is known to possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
1 Tbsp (15 mL) coconut oil
1 tsp (5 mL) turmeric powder
2 cups (500 mL) whole milk or your favourite milk alternative
2 Tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup
In small saucepan, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Add turmeric powder and stir gently. Slowly add milk and stir to combine. Whisk and bring to a low simmer. Let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes and add maple syrup, stirring to combine.
Alternatively, steam milk with an espresso machine. Pour over heated coconut oil with turmeric in a mug, using a spoon to hold back the foam. Then spoon foam over the top. Dust with a little turmeric and serve.