I started reading about the health benefits of turmeric after my dog, Fenway, was diagnosed with cancer. After trying radiation and steroids, we decided to look at diet changes to get rid of it. Turmeric has been shown to reduce tumor size, and kill cancer cells so it was worth a shot. So far, we’ve been using it for two weeks, and have been really seeing a difference.
Since starting Fenway on the turmeric, I’ve been looking at ways to incorporate it into my diet as well. It’s packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties meaning it can be used for pain relief, colds, coughs, and more. As many of you know, I have been battling a cough since January, so I’m willing to try anything. I’ve been hearing a lot about a turmeric based drink called golden milk, so I decided to finally give it a try. After many trial and errors, I have finally found the perfect recipe. I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was. I could literally drink it all day! I know some people prefer to make a paste, and use it throughout the week, but I found it much easier just to make the milk, and just heat it up as needed. It can be saved for up to 5 days.
I would say it tastes similar to a chai tea. You can drink it on its own, or add it to other teas. Try it out, and let me know what you think!
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
1 cinnamon stick
1 (1 inch piece of turmeric)
1 (1/2) inch piece of ginger
Pinch of pepper
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Whisk the first 5 ingredients together, and bring to a boil. Let simmer for at least 10 minutes. Mix in honey and coconut oil, and drink right away. If storing for later, do not add the honey and coconut oil until you’re ready to drink.