We all have this craving for something after each meal, as if we couldn’t stop eating quite yet, even though we are not hungry any more. That’s why I often reach for a herbal tea, as it is filling, it enables me to drink enough water in the day and it calms me down, almost like meditation does!
But from now and then, I want something a little bit thicker, and that’s when I make myself a cup of golden milk. ‘Golden’ because it is bright yellow thanks to turmeric.
I’m sure you’ve already read this a million times, as it is a very hyped up spice at the moment, but let me say it again: turmeric is a superfood rhizome (very similar to ginger) often sold as a yellow powder. You can find it in any healthy food shop, and I’m pretty sure most supermarkets are selling it as well. As for its healthy benefits, turmeric is known for being a great anti-inflammatory and antioxydant, as well as being an immune system booster thanks to curcumine, its active substance. It is also meant to prevent cancer. You can pour it in either sweet or savory dishes. I personally love the taste! Don’t hesitate to add a little pepper to your preparations as it helps the body to absorb it.
That’s precisely what I do in this recipe (I don’t put in too much pepper though, as it can become really spicy!) which, above all its healthy benefits, I find so comforting, especially before bed time, at any time of year.
Ingredients (serves 1):
- 1 mug of plant-based milk – I use brown rice milk as it is naturally sweetened, or almond milk
- 1 to 2 big teaspoons of turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 pinch of black pepper
- optional: 1 teaspoon of your sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, rice syrup…)
- Put everything in a pan and wait for it to warm up while stirring.
- Enjoy warm!