This golden milk recipe will be a staple in the fall and winter months! A family friendly drink, also called turmeric tea, is filled with antioxidants and is a wonderful anti-inflammatory as well.
The weather is starting to cool down, which means it’s timeee for all the soups, chilis and warm drinks! I personally am really embracing the change of seasons this year. My kids are too – and they asked me almost immediately if we could start having golden milk again! Since this drink has such great anti-inflammatory benefits and is filled with antioxidants, I am so happy to make it for them. I love that they truly love this drink and see it as a dessert!
Why drink golden milk?
The spice that makes golden milk, well, golden, is called turmeric. Turmeric is said to have a wide variety of healing properties. I’ll be honest – it is an acquired taste. Lots of people don’t love it right away. But this drink is a great way to introduce your family to turmeric because it’s filled with other warm spices (cinnamon & ginger) and has some sweetness from maple syrup as well.
Health benefits of golden milk:
There are a WIDE variety of health benefits you can get by drinking golden milk (which is also called turmeric tea or turmeric latte). Some of them are:
- it’s rich in antioxidants
- it reduces inflammation and joint pain
- it can be a mood booster (always a win with tired mommas and kiddos!)
- it can help to boost your immunity – certainly welcome with all of the preschool germs coming into our house!
This recipe has a kind of chai feel to it, and it’s just such a good drink for the cooler weather we’re about to have! Curl up with your kiddos and a mug of this turmeric tea and enjoy!
Note: turmeric is bright yellow and WILL stain! When my kids were younger, I had them take off their shirt to drink their golden milk (they of course thought this was great).
BUT it will also stain your teeth! I recommend drinking it with a straw and then if you’re able to, brushing your teeth after you drink it. Especially if you’re drinking it often like we are!
(another note: adding the pinch of black pepper is important! You barely taste it and it helps your body absorb the turmeric)
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- 3 cups milk you can use unsweetened almond milk too
- 3 TBSP maple syrup or sweetener of your choice
- 1.5 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 pinch black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, and heat over medium-high heat (don't boil)
Serve immediately - don't forget to drink with a straw!
Can be chilled and reheated, or you could even drink it iced. Discard after three days in the refrigerator.
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