Golden Milk

Golden-Milk.jpgTurmeric boasts an impressive list of health benefits. a natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-depressant, and is said to also help prevent or treat all sorts of major diseases.

To make:

2 cups almond milk

2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey (or any favorite sweetener, add more/less to taste)

1 teaspoons turmeric (or more to taste)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, store-bought or homemade

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

pinch of black pepper

(optional: tiny pinch of ground cloves, cardamom, and/or nutmeg, if desired)

Heat almond milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it begins simmering (not boiling).  Add in the remaining ingredients, and whisk for a minute or so until everything is combined and smooth, and the spices are completely dissolved.  Taste and add in extra sweetener if needed.

Serve immediately.  Or let the milk cool to room temperature, then refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.  You can either reheat it then, or serve it chilled over ice.



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