It’s flu season and there’s a nasty bout of flu doing the rounds. I tried really hard to avoid falling sick by drinking copious amounts of ginger tea, but finally succumbed to a cold this week. It seemed like the perfect time to revisit the ancient Ayurvedic recovery tonic that is taking the world by storm: golden milk.

You probably knew this by the name of “haldi doodh” as a child growing up in India. “Turmeric latte” is what it’s become famous as now.

It’s an immune-boosting drink, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

What else?

A great remedy for a cold and cough

Soothes the digestive system

Makes your skin glow

Helps muscle recovery

Aids sleep

Basically it’s all round good for you.

I love the spiciness of the ginger, cinnamon, star anise and black peppercorns. You can even add nutmeg and cardamom. I like mine with a hint of vanilla. Make it with any milk of your choice – regular full fat milk or almond milk. A few splashes of coconut milk or cashew milk will make it creamier.

Don’t leave out the coconut oil – healthy fats help in better absorption of turmeric’s properties!

Add in a dab of honey or any sweetener of your choice (agave, maple syrup, coconut sugar) in the end to sweeten the deal. 🙂


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