Golden Milk 

Turmeric, or haridra in Sanskrit, is bitter, astringent and pungent in taste. In ayurveda, each taste has a relationship with the balance of the doshas. Turmeric contains balancing qualities for all three doshas: its “hotness” balances Vata and Kapha; its dryness and its pungent and bitter tastes balance Kapha; and its bitter taste also balances Pitta; making it tri-doshic!

Turmeric has many positive benefits: it supports detoxification for the liver; promotes a healthy response to allergens and a healthy immune response; assists digestion; helps purify the blood; and promotes health of the lungs, circulation and nervous system. Turmeric contains curcumin, a flavonoid which supports a healthy inflammatory response, thereby promoting general well-being.

Ingredients :

1 cup organic whole milk (can be substituted with almond or hemp milk)
1 tsp. Organic Ghee or coconut oil.
¼ to ½ tsp. organic turmeric powder (or small knob fresh root)
Pinch of ginger (or fresh), cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom powder.
Raw honey to taste.

Directions :

1. Warm milk in a small pan over low-medium heat, stirring occasionally.

2. Once warm, slowly add the ghee and spices while continuing to stir. Mix until there are no chunks and the powder has fully absorbed into the milk. Tip! Hand blenders work great to create frothy texture!

3. Remove from heat and let cool to a drinkable temperature. Once the temp has cooled to about 110 degrees, add a small spoonful of honey to the desired sweetness.

4. Top off with a sprinkle of extra cinnamon or use cinnamon stick.

5. Enjoy!