Golden milk also called as ‘turmeric milk’ is a traditional Indian drink made with turmeric. Turmeric gives it a yellow or gold hue, hence called golden milk.
Golden milk latte is very easy to make. Just warm up some milk with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and other spices. Your golden milk latte is ready!
Due to turmeric, cinnamon and other spices, Golden milk has many medicinal properties. It boosts up immunity and is considered a good supplement for general well being.
Benefits of Golden milk latte
1. Rich in Antioxidants
Turmeric, the main ingredient in Golden milk is a potent antioxidant, and is a crucial ingredient in several ayurvedic medicines.
The antioxidant quality of turmeric helps fight cell damage and lowers the risk of skin infections.
2. May help in Joint Pain and Inflammation
Main ingredients in turmeric milk latte such as turmeric, ginger and cinnamon possess useful anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation and joint pain.
3. Can be good for memory and brain
Golden or turmeric milk is known to help preserve memory, and it also slows down the degeneration of brain cells that leads to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
4. Turmeric enhances mood
Turmeric has a compound called curcumin that uplifts the spirit and helps fight depression.
5. May reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
Some studies have shown that anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of turmeric, ginger and cinnamon lessen the risk of heart disease.
Apart from the above qualities, Golden milk latte may help lower blood sugar, may help reduce the risk of cancer, is a good source of vitamin D and has Antibacterial, Antiviral and Antifungal Properties.
Golden Milk Latte Recipe
You need the following ingredients to make a single cup of Golden milk
- 1/2 cup of milk. Milk can be of any type but should not be sweet.
- Grated ginger or 1/2 tsp of ginger powder
- 1 tsp of turmeric
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
- Pinch of black pepper powder
- 1 tsp of honey
Mix all ingredients in a pan and boil it. As it starts boiling, simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat. Keep the heat on till you get the fragrance. Strain the golden milk and its ready to drink. You can also add a pinch of cinnamon to it.
You can store Golden milk latte in your refrigerator for five days. Just heat and drink when you want to. A cup of Golden milk latte helps keep your skin glowing and boosts your immunity at the same time.