It’ winter, it’s cold…warm up your day with this sweet and peculiar drink! You won’t regret it… 🙂
75 ml water
20 g dried turmeric
400 ml almond mylk*
2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
a dash of cinnamon
2 teaspoon honey
For the turmeric paste: put the water to a boil in a small saucepan. When it starts to bubble add dried turmeric and stir. You will obtain a grainy paste in the blink of an eye. Set aside. The best thing about it is that it is good for up to a month in a jar in the fridge!
Put your saucepan back on the cooker with almond mylk. Wait for it to start boiling. Lower heat and add two teaspoons of turmeric paste, your grated ginger and cinnamon. Leave it to simmer for about 5 minutes on low, stirring occasionally.
Take out two mugs and put a teaspoon of honey in each. Add your golden milk, stir and enjoy.
* The Court of Justice has recently ruled that no beverage can be called “milk” if it is not of animal origin – if it has not been “milked” (a ruling I absolutely agree with). So here come either almond, soy, coconut, oat juices or mylks.
This is an anti-inflammatory powerhouse and as I have learnt that dairy is to be avoided when going down with a cold, sore throat or cough, almond mylk – or coconut mylk or soybean mylk – is a good substitute. Almond mylk is also sweet, which makes up for the spiciness of both turmeric and ginger. Some recipes call for black pepper, but I find it irritates your throat, so I just do without.