It's been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, but Golden Milk has only gained in popularity in Western culture in recent years. It's packed full of good-for-you ingredients, most of which are rich in antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric is the hero in this golden elixir: it's a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich root. Partnered together with other good for you ingredients like ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, and of course maple syrup, the result is as delicious as it is nutritious.
Antioxidants are often mentioned in the context of maple syrup, and mostly we intuitively understand these must be something good for you... what many of us do not understand is what antioxidants really are or what they do. In lamens terms, antioxidants are compounds that fight cell damage, protecting your body from oxidative stress. They're essential to the functioning of you cells, and studies regularly show that diets rich in antioxidants may help lower your risk of infections and disease.
So, here's our recipe for golden milk... after fighting this cold and flu on and off for about 2 weeks, a few days of afternoon golden milk indulgence finally staved off the bug for good!
1 tbsp organic maple syrup Happy Maple, Goût Riche
1 cup plant based milk of choice
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp ground turmeric
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp ground ginger
1 anis star
Heat together all the ingredients until just simmering. Serve hot!