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Goodnight Golden Milk

The Well-Intended's Golden Milk

Food and a good night’s sleep are at the very top of my hierarchy of needs.  I simply don’t operate very well otherwise.  To that end, I find that a quick-to-prepare cup of warm, slightly spicy, non-dairy Golden Milk an hour or two before bed really helps with a lovely, peaceful night’s sleep.  While that’s the greatest benefit in my book, this Ayurveda tradition rooted in ancient knowledge has been validated by the science of today.  In fact, there’s a long list of health benefits touted by the experts about Golden Milk including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunity boosting.  It’s truly a GOODnight Golden Milk.

Here is the 5-minute recipe that I enjoy below.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 tsp. turmeric (this is what makes it golden in color)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of fresh ground black pepper (helps absorption of turmeric)
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh grated or ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. raw and/or Manuka honey for added antiviral and anti-inflammatory benefits (optional)
  • Dash of cardamom

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth (or whisk together in a small sauce pan)
  2. Warm in a small sauce pan over medium heat until just steaming
  3. Pour into your favorite mug and hope for sweet dreams!

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Danielle has a degree IN advertising from Michigan State University (Go Green!) and a degree OF sarcasm in life.  Her perfectly imperfect pursuit of wellness is rooted in the research and practice of wellness in efforts to revitalize her mind, body and spirit after 20 years as an executive in the advertising industry and a hobby of collecting home addresses in Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and Atlanta. You can reach her on The Well-Intended social channels or at danielle@thewellintended.com.

3 comments on “Goodnight Golden Milk

  1. Sounds wonderful

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