Just add milk of choice. - The milk — any type you like (cow, almond, coconut, soy, etc.)
What Is Golden Milk?
Golden milk, or haldi doodh, is a traditional Indian beverage made with milk and turmeric. Turmeric is the spice that gives the milk its golden color.
The milk — any type you like (cow, almond, coconut, soy, etc.) — is the vessel for consuming the popular spice turmeric, which has long been regarded as a remedy for many ailments and is known to be a potent anti-inflammatory food. Most often golden milk is used to help remedy gastrointestinal issues, colds and sore throats.
10 Benefits of Golden (Turmeric) Milk
Key Ingredients Are Loaded With Antioxidants. ...
May Help Reduce Inflammation and Joint Pain. ...
May Improve Memory and Brain Function. ...
Curcumin in Turmeric May Improve Mood. ...
May Protect Against Heart Disease. ...
May Lower Blood Sugar Levels. ...
May Reduce Your Risk of Cancer.
Nutritional Facts for Golden Milk
One cup of golden milk, made with reduced-fat milk and a pinch of turmeric, will provide the following nutrients:
Fat: 5 grams
Protein: 8 grams
Sodium: 125 milligrams
Sugar: 12 grams as lactose, a natural sugar found in milk
Carbohydrates: 12 grams
To make the golden milk, simply mix blend in a small saucepan or pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until fragrant and flavorful. Strain the drink through a fine strainer into mugs and top with a pinch of cinnamon.
Golden milk can also be made in advance and stored in your refrigerator for up to five days. Simply reheat it before drinking.
Golden Milk Precautions
Good news! There aren’t any known side effects from consuming golden milk regularly, and the FDA classifies turmeric as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). If you have lactose intolerance, though, you’ll want to choose a nondairy option when enjoying golden milk.
If you’re drinking large amounts of golden milk (several cups every day), it might be worth mentioning it to your doctor. In particular, if you’re on blood-thinning medication, as large amounts of turmeric can interfere with those types of medications.
The amount of turmeric used in golden milk is very small, and the chances of over consuming this spice would be rare, so it’s safe to have more than one serving in a day, as long as it fits in your current diet. Enjoy!