Golden leaves, golden milk
Change of season, it definitely feels like fall now! The air is crisp, leaves are falling, let's get ready for this new time of the year! What is more comforting and soothing than a golden milk?
It looks like sunshine in a cup, is full of delicious and beneficial spices, and tastes yummy!
All ingredients have been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine.
Let food be your medicine, as Hippocrates said so wisely.
And without guilt!
Here is a recipe (for exact measures, look online, I tend to just sprinkle randomly or according to my mood! There are plenty to choose from)
Coconut milk (light one, that you use for breakfast - you can add some "real" coconut milk for more density)
Tumeric (main ingredient, thus the color)
Sweetener if you feel like it, such as maple syrup (I didn't put any)
Coconut oil (optional) - it helps assimilate tumeric
Black pepper (optional) - it duplicates the benefits of curcumin
Just serve & drink!
Some benefits of this delicious elixir:
Tumeric: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties
Ginger: anti-inflammatory and antioxidant good for digestion
Cinnamon: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, has antibacterial, anti-fungal properties and it lowers blood sugar
Cardamom: antioxidant, it lowers blood sugar, lowers blood pressure, anti-inflammatory...
black pepper: its piperine compound helps relieve nausea, headaches and poor digestion. It has anti-inflammatory properties. Combined with tumeric, it enhances the absorption of the latter, by up to 2000 %!
Combined with coconut oil and you get the perfect trio for best absorption: coconut oil, black pepper and tumeric.
"And just like that, Summer fell into Fall."