Have you tried the ‘Golden Milk’?

They say to leave Santa some cookies and milk. I say–to my nephews–to leave me some White Chocolate Macadamia cookies and some golden milk!  What’s a ‘Golden Milk’ you may ask?

Since my unfortunate accident 2 months ago, I learned more about bone density loss and have been consciously upping my intake of milk for calcium. I stopped drinking coffee and turned into drinking more milk and tea in a day.

I recently accidentally discovered “Golden MIlk” while trying to finish all the half-opened packets of things in my pantry and saw my turmetic tea drink spilled all over. So since I have been drinking milk first thing in the morning, I thought of adding a teaspoon of my turmeric tea into my cup of milk–et voila! IT. WAS. DELICIOUS!

Golden milk — also known as turmeric milk — is an Indian drink that has been gaining popularity in Western cultures. This bright yellow beverage is traditionally made by warming up cow’s or plant-based milk with turmeric and other spices, such as cinnamon and ginger.

I was so mindblown and thought to myself how come I’ve only thought of mixing them just now??! I thought I discovered something unique but a simple Google search told me that the “Golden Milk” has been long done by many. ?

Traditionally, you’d have to warm the milk before adding Turmeric and you have the option to add spices like cinnamon and ginger. But what I do is I just add a teaspoon of Turmeric powder in my cold milk and drink it. I tried adding two teaspoons and it was still just as satisfying.

I might be a little late in the game but here are some of the benefits of consuming the Golden Milk or sometimes called as the Turmeric Latte:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Prevents cell damage because curcumin has antioxidant properties
  • Improves mood
  • Supports brain function and improving memory
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Possibly reduces the risk of cancer
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Boosts the immune system.

To make it a little more festive and season-appropriate, I ordered some cookies to pair it with. Ahh, simple pleasures. ?

Have you ever tried drinking a cup of Golden Milk?


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