Turmeric is a great healer in so many ways. Traditionally, Turmeric Golden milk is used to help recover from an ailment, inflammation or just to improve overall strength and vitality of human body’s metabolism.
Recently, Turmeric has shot up to global fame, and has become a common ingredient in many recipes and cuisines around the world. It has been proven by numerous researches as a natural anti-inflammatory agent with great healing properties.
This very recipe is my “go to” healing warm drink for days when I feel I need an extra boost of warmth and to detox!
Above all, this recipe doesn’t call for any milk or even a nut milk!!
The recipe is easy and uses raw soaked almonds, which are blended with turmeric and then transferred into a pot to let it simmer and cook until it is golden yellow in color.
I used raw turmeric root in this recipe (easily available in superstores these days); however, turmeric powder can easily be used as a replacement.
Here is how a raw turmeric root looks like….
A word of caution – if you are using raw turmeric root, you only need a tiny piece (1/4 of an inch for 2 cups) as using more can be extremely warming for your body.
The process is simple!!
During summer, you can use the blended mixture and drink away as a smoothie. For fall and winter season, the blended mixture needs to be warmed up for a few min before consuming.
Enjoy this blissful drink and heal away..
- - raw turmeric root (1/2-1/4 inch)
- - turmeric powder (1/4 teaspoon) - optional if you don't have raw turmeric roots
- -10 raw almonds (soaked for 4-5 hours) without skin
- - 2 pitted dates
- - ¼ teaspoon of fennel seeds (great for adding a soothing flavor)
- - 1+1/2 cup of water
- - In a blender add in soaked almonds, turmeric, fennel seeds, dates and water
- - Transfer the blended mixture to a pot and let it simmer for a few min, until the mixture is golden yellow in color.
- - Strain the mixture and pour it in cups
- - This would make 2 cups of golden milk