The last few days have been a little cooler, a little drearier. I know that Spring is just around the corner, but the wait feels never ending. The snow is finally all melted and the ground is beginning to reveal itself once again. I am so anxious for green landscapes, coloured blooms, and warmer days. I’ve been feeling sort of blue this week. It might be the full moon in aries we just had, or maybe it’s the gloomy days, or perhaps it’s my cycle. Who knows. I’m slowly making my way out of this funk by introducing plenty of colour onto my plate. This warming, and fragrant Turmeric Golden Mylk with Saffron is giving me some sunshine to offset the gloom.
WHAT IS GOLDEN MYLK?
You may have heard the term ‘golden mylk’ popping up in the health food community over the last couple of years. Golden Mylk (or Masala Haldi Doodh) is a traditional Ayurvedic elixir that essentially consists of turmeric, and milk. Sometimes it can also contain cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon and a sweetener of choice.
Golden mylk has become very popular in the health world due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The turmeric is what gives this golden milk its golden colour. Additionally, the turmeric holds all the anti-inflammatory benefits. This turmeric golden mylk is an excellent beverage to drink on a daily basis for those dealing with any kind of joint pain, or osteoarthritic conditions.
MAKING YOUR OWN GOLDEN MYLK
It is very easy to make your own golden milk. At its most basic level, the recipe consists of turmeric and milk. You can use any kind of dairy or nondairy milk of your choosing. I have used both and they each turned out great. The milk is simmered with the turmeric powder until thoroughly warmed. You can also make any spice additions you would like, such as adding cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, honey or even coconut oil for extra creaminess.
For this particular recipe, I went the super convenient route and used a pre-blended Turmeric Golden Mylk by Botanica Health. Botanica’s version of Golden Mylk is a blend of turmeric, dates, coconut, cardamom, ashwagandha, black pepper and cinnamon. It has 2000mg of turmeric per serving, which is considered a therapeutic dose of turmeric. I enjoy this blend because it tastes great, blends easily and is not overly sweet. It is also certified organic, which is always a plus!
I used unsweetened almond milk for this golden milk recipe and added some saffron for some extra spice. Saffron tends to pair well with flavours like cardamom and cinnamon. It really adds something special to the drink!
SHARING IS CARING
As always, if you make this recipe, please remember to share it on social media and tag me @seasonshealings. I want to see your lovely creations!
MORE ELIXIR RECIPES
Turmeric Golden Mylk with Saffron
- 1-2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp Botanica Golden Mylk
- 1-2 tbsp saffron
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- In a small saucepan on low-med heat, add the almond milk, golden milk mixture and saffron. Whisk and simmer for around 5 minutes.
- Serve hot with honey and extra saffron for garnish.