If sipping on a delicious cup of creamy blended vanilla, cinnamon, and turmeric after a long day is on trend, you can absolutely count me in. It is easily described as a cup full of fall, and I couldn’t agree more! Its gorgeous rich color is packed full of amazing health benefits, which makes this delicious drink just way too good to be true. You can absolutely count on me to take some hygge photos and add this to my daily routine.
What is Golden Milk
Golden milk gets its rich yellow hue from the Tumeric (haldi), which has been documented as far back as 4000 years ago, originating in India! It was known to be used in Ayuverdic and Chinese medicine to treat breathing issues, pain, fatigue, rheumatism, menstrual pain, and aid in liver function. Now it is widely used for its anti-inflammatory effects, its aid in stomach digestion, and detoxification. It also gets its popularity from the culinary world being one of the main ingredients in curry, giving specialty dishes that gorgeous yellow glow and spicy heat.
This dreamy latte has got quite the attention recently on social media due to its aesthetic appearance and flavor. I have to admit I spent an entire afternoon admiring some very beautifully crafted photos on Instagram. There are thousands of trending images and recipes now! Coffee shops and vegan restaurants are even serving this golden beauty on their menus, taking brunch to a whole new level.
The secret ingredient that gives this latte its rich, creamy taste is the electrolyte balancing coconut milk. It’s the perfect combination of rich, smooth, sweet, and hydrating. The cinnamon adds that extra touch of spice, while the fresh ground pepper helps aid in our body’s absorption.
The Health Benefits of Golden Milk
Golden milk has so many amazing health benefits, which have mostly been linked to curcumin, which is the active constituent in turmeric. Curcumin is a super powerful fat-soluble antioxidant, that acts as a natural corticosteroid, which means it has great anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Although curcumin is hard for the digestive system to fully absorb, the combination of pepper and coconut milk increases absorption potential, making golden milk one powerful super food!
- Mood Enhancement
- Improved Brain Function
- Boosts Immune System
- Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
- High in Antioxidants
1 scoop Beauty Sleep
½ cup of Coconut Milk
1 tbsp Nut Pod’s Vanilla Almond Milk Creamer
½ tsp Cinnamon
Pinch of fresh ground pepper
Heat coconut milk on stove top on medium heat until warm. Stir in Beauty Sleep and creamer until fully blended. Garish with cinnamon and pepper. Serve hot or cold based on personal preference. Can be stored in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks at a time.
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