The Starbucks coffee lingered in my hand as I attempted to sallow the coffee flavored sugar, after going on the Paleo diet my taste buds were no longer accustomed to the taste of sugar, and at times it’s overpowering. I suppose I used to drink these things because I didn’t think about the things that I put into my body, or how it might negatively effect me or how it might be connected it to the aching in my stomach.
With a keen habit of checking labels and the saying “you are what you eat”, I try my best to stay constantly aware of the fuel I give my body to make sure it runs as smoothly and without aches as possible.
In my attempt to find healthy ways to treat the body and detox myself from the amount of junk that is somehow consumed, I have found “Golden Milk”. I’ve tweaked the recipe to suit my Paleo and spice friendly palette.
2 Cups coconut milk (milk, almond milk, cream)
1 Teaspoon Ginger
1 Teaspoon Turmeric
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (for the top)
3 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract (optional)
Honey to taste
Pour milk into a saucepan, add ginger and turmeric and stir constantly as the pan becomes hot. Pour in vanilla and honey to taste. Bring the mixture to a simmer, that way the nutritious and beneficial attributes of the spices can steep in the hot milk.
I like to chop fresh Ginger when I can, but it is just as good with died spice. I also prefer to sprinkle cardamon over the top. The more happy spice the better! Through research I have found that the benefits of drinking this tea come from the turmeric that I was looking for was its anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory properties. Although, it does have a number of benefits it’s not just from the turmeric, but from the other ingredients, each one has a benefits to the body.