Before popping an ibuprofen for inflammation, I highly recommend making a warm cup of golden milk. Turmeric is the ‘secret sauce’ in this cuppa of deliciousness that stops the burn of inflammation.
Yesterday, my shoulders and neck were aching terribly from a fitness challenge of 14 barre classes in 21 days (my body screamed NO MAS!), and the magic of turmeric curbed the pain within minutes - no joke!
It’s also very soothing anytime of day, and a great way to unwind in the evening, especially if you are craving a little something between dinner and bedtime ❤️
1.5 cup non-dairy milk of choice (I love unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk, and oat is super good, too)
1 tsp turmeric powder (or 1 inch piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and grated)
1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon; pinch of freshly-ground pepper
Optional: 1/4 tsp ground ginger (or 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and grated)
Optional: sweetener to taste, try 1 tsp of maple syrup, raw honey, or some organic stevia drops
Optional: 1 tsp coconut oil
Combine all ingredients except for the sweetener in a sauce pan and warm over medium-low heat. Pour in to your favorite mug. Add sweetener to taste.