One of the predicted food and drink trends for 2018 is the increased use of turmeric. It is said to have a host of beneficial properties and one great way to consume it is a golden milk. Other than the lovely colour and flavour of Turmeric it has many other benefits.
There is extensive evidence that turmeric can reduce inflammation and support brain and joint health and drinkers of Golden Milk can also reap the benefits of ginger, a natural anti-inflammatory that can help relieve symptoms of arthritis, bursitis and other musculoskeletal ailments. A spot of black pepper, whose sharp taste comes from the alkaloid piperine, and enhances the absorption of the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric. Although black pepper also contains a number of essential nutrients, including manganese, iron and vitamin K used to calm digestive issues. Perfect for an evening drink just before bed.
Golden Milk recipe:
Heat 2 cups light, unsweetened coconut milk (or almond or soymilk)
Add 1/2 tablespoon peeled, grated fresh ginger
Add 1 tablespoon peeled, grated fresh turmeric
Add 3-4 black peppercorns
Heat all ingredients in a saucepan
Bring to a simmer and simmer covered for 10 minutes.
Strain and sweeten to taste (if desired).
Worth giving it a go, some are even saying golden milk will be the new avocado for 2018.