Golden Milk – A Drink Well Known To Kundalini Yogis

Are you looking for the best Golden Milk recipe all over the internet? If yes, then your search ends here. Before we begin, let me tell you that not all healthy food or drinks necessarily have to be bland. You will be sure of this fact once you go through this entire blog and try making one for yourself!

Golden Milk – A Nectar!

turmeric milk

Golden milk, or turmeric milk, has become very popular lately, and for a good reason. This traditional ayurvedic drink has a lot of history and has been a part of Indian culture for centuries. The key ingredient of this classic drink is turmeric which is a yellow spice common in Indian cuisine. Turmeric has been used as ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties serving abundant health benefits. Turmeric is also used to relieve swelling and pain from headaches and injuries and is called “natural aspirin” in Ayurvedic medicine.

The Golden Milk Recipe

The golden milk gets its name from the bright yellow colour of turmeric. Many people refer to it in different terms. Some of the most common among them are Haldi Doodh, Golden Milk Latte, and Turmeric Milk Tea. 

While there are so many ways of preparing this healthy drink, I’m sure our way of making it is the most nutritious, tastiest, and the best you may have come across by far.

Ingredients

The golden milk tea is incredibly easy to make. The key ingredients of golden milk are listed below:

ingredients of golden milk

  • Five tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup organic turmeric powder
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1.5 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 cups almond milk (rice milk, cashew milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or cow’s milk if you prefer)
  • A pinch of cinnamon

Note: You can replace the almond milk with any other milk of your choice!

Cooking Instructions

First, make a turmeric paste by mixing the coconut oil, turmeric powder, and black pepper to bring out the aromas and virtues of these spices. Add in the pan just a little water (not too much) to make a good paste and simmer for about 10 minutes. Once the golden mixture cools down, store it in a jar and put it in the refrigerator for about two weeks.

turmeric pasteNow, to make the golden milk, heat the almond milk (or any other milk of your choice) and add a teaspoon of the golden paste. Whisk until well blended. Add cinnamon to taste.

For slightly spicier golden milk, you can also add Ginger, which is excellent.

Just take a ginger root and cut 2cm of it, peel and grind it finely and add it to the mixture when you prepare the golden milk.

When you practice a lot of yoga or have had an intensive day that requires a lot of effort from the body, it is delicious to drink a little golden milk in the evening to heal your joints and sleep well.

As for me, the first time I tasted golden milk was at the European Kundalini Yoga Festival in France and after practicing for hours of yoga, it helped me a lot physically and I loved the comfort of a hot cup of golden milk! Since then, it’s been one of my favorite hot beverages, especially in winter.

Why Drink Golden Milk And What Are The Benefits?

There are numerous benefits of drinking golden milk. Combined with other healing ingredients, golden milk helps have a good night’s sleep, balances your hormones, and is warming, soothing, and delicious.

The Properties of Turmeric

Turmeric has bioactive compounds which have protective properties. The wide health benefits of turmeric are due to its properties.

  • Anti-Inflammatory

The main active ingredient of turmeric is curcumin which has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a potential cure for several health conditions, including reduced joint pain, stiffness, fatigue, and ease of movement.

  • Antioxidant

Like Ginger, turmeric is also a good source of natural antioxidants. Both medicinal kitchen ingredients have surprising benefits. The antioxidant property of turmeric and Ginger protect your body cells from damages caused by free radicals. 

  • Analgesic

The analgesic property of turmeric comes from curcumin which helps relieve pain. Research has also shown that turmeric extracts were as effective as pain killer tablets. Being an analgesic agent, this yellow spice also effectively relieves nerve pain.

  • Antiseptic

Turmeric has natural healing properties and has been used as an antiseptic from the Vedic culture in India. The antiseptic property of turmeric heals wounds and bruises faster, fights against bacteria, and helps relieve pain.

The Benefits of Turmeric Milk

benefits of turmeric milk

Turmeric is such a powerful ingredient with a lot to offer. Turmeric can be consumed in powdered form in food items or healthy milk drinks or can even be applied to the skin, wounds, or bruises. When applied to the face or skin, turmeric can provide glow and lustre to the skin.

Turmeric milk can be consumed by people of all age groups. It is especially very famous among kundalini yogis due to the wide range of benefits it has to offer. 

Turmeric milk or golden milk helps relieve chest congestion in children and allows them to breathe easily. Additionally, a glass of golden milk can strengthen bones, reduce pain, and keep everyone healthy with a better immune system. Some of the significant health benefits of turmeric milk tea are listed below:

  • Stimulation of the immune system
  • Purification of the skin
  • Cleanses the Chakras
  • Regulation of the metabolism
  • Helps the liver function
  • Improved digestion
  • Help get rid of Cough
  • Helps get rid of Cold
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Improved quality of sleep 
  • Improved immune system, etc.

I hope the blog helped you with exactly what you were searching for! Don’t forget to try our golden milk recipe. Do let us know how did your golden milk turn out! And if you have some other interesting recipe for golden milk then do not forget to let us know. We’d be delighted to hear from you!

FAQs

Does drinking turmeric milk lighten skin?

Turmeric is high in antioxidant that fights radicals and protects your body cells from damage. For a healthy looking skin, you can either apply the turmeric paste directly on your skin or drink turmeric milk. Turmeric milk is prepared by adding turmeric powder/paste in the milk which gives flawless, glowing, and clear skin when consumed regularly.

Can I drink turmeric milk every day?

Turmeric milk has a lot of health benefits. It is safe to consume it on a daily basis. Drinking golden milk or turmeric milk will help you stay healthy and fit by strengthening your bones and immune system.

What is the best time to drink turmeric milk?

While turmeric milk can be consumed at any time of day, most people choose to drink it at night, about an hour before bedtime. It's because the drink aids in physical relaxation and a good night's sleep.

How many times a day can you drink golden milk?

The consumption of golden milk should be restricted to one serving per day because too much intake of curcumin can have side effects.

What are the negative effects of turmeric milk?

If taken more than one glass per day, turmeric milk can have negative effects on health leading to stomach cramping, nausea, and diarrhea. High amount of turmeric intake can also cause abnormal heart rythms. Additionally, people liver diseases, bleeding disorders, and diabetes should strictly avoid this drink.

Is turmeric milk safe during pregnancy?

Drinking turmeric milk during pregnancy hosts a lots of benefits for both mother and unborn child. This ayurvedic drink helps the pregnant woman fight infections and common cold, strengthens the immune system, provides relief from pain and so much more. However, it should be taken in control else it may result in serious side effects.

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The visionary chief officer of Breath of Fire, Pernelle, is in charge of the company's entire management. Passionate about consciousness and its different planes, Pernelle is trained in trans gong meditation and Kundalini yoga. Exploring the different dimensions of the Being through body practices such as yoga or meditative practices such as the Monroe method is her passion, and she loves to share on these subjects. Being close to the customer is essential for Pernelle, so she continues to take care of much of the customer service. For her, listening to her audience is above managing a company well.

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