Golden milk is popular in traditional Eastern medicine for its many health benefits.
It has a warm, spiced flavor and is a great way to incorporate turmeric into your diet.
It’s wonderful on its own or with a little dash of sweetener. Maple syrup or date syrup are great natural choices that add to the flavor profile.
How Healthy is Golden Milk with Turmeric and Coconut Milk for Your Tendons & Joints?
Rarely can you have a discussion on inflammation without this vibrant yellow spice coming up.
Turmeric has been used in Eastern medicine for centuries to improve health and it is now making its way into Western diets.
The active compound in turmeric is called curcumin, which is a type of polyphenol with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
This makes it a prime candidate to aid in a healthy musculoskeletal system (1).
Coconut milk is a wonderful dairy alternative with a thick, creamy consistency and slightly sweet flavor.
It is important to look for unsweetened coconut milk to avoid added sugars.
Coconut milk is a good source of zinc, magnesium and manganese, nutrients that are essential for bone health (2) .
It is also high in iron, which promotes healthy bones and muscles(3).
Cinnamon is a spice that is packed with nutritional potential. It has a very high antioxidant activity (4) .
This makes it important in protecting against free radicals and oxidative stress, both of which can have detrimental effects on bone and joint health (5) .
The health benefits are higher in ceylon cinnamon than other varieties. You can find ceylon cinnamon in most health food stores and online.
Ginger builds on the antioxidant activity of turmeric.
It is also a well known protector against free radical damage to bone, cartilage, muscle and tendons (6) . It plays an important role in reducing inflammation and adds a great flavor to this drink.
How to Make Golden Milk with Turmeric and Coconut Milk?
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 ½ tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- ½ tsp ground ceylon cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp sweetener of your choice (optional)
- In a small pot, warm coconut milk over medium heat
- Add turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper and sweetener then simmer 6-8 minutes, until fragrant, whisking occasionally
- Strain and enjoy
Recipe Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
- Calories 264.0 kCal
- Fat 24.2 g
- Saturated Fat 20.1 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
- Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 32.3 mg
- Potassium 335.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrates 9.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
- Sugar 2.3 g
- Protein 2.7 g
- Vitamin A 0%
- Vitamin C 1%
- Calcium 2%
- Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet