It's September! That means it's time for our elixir of the month! As we all embark into the Autumn season, it's only fitting to have a nourishing elixir that would prepare us for the upcoming journey.
You can try our Golden Milk elixir anytime you visit us in store this September! If you can't make it in store, we also have a packaged Golden Milk blend that can be enjoyed from home!
What is Golden Milk?
Golden Milk is a lovely warm beverage made with a blend of "golden" bright turmeric mixed with milk and a variety of warming and digestive supporting spices like ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom and more. The addition of black pepper is important, as it is believed to enhance the absorption of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric. It has also been used when one is feeling a cold coming on when an individual is already sick.
This drink has a long history stemming from Ayurvedic medicine that originates from India. Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic healing system that focuses on balancing the body, mind, and spirit through natural remedies, lifestyle practices, and personalized approaches to health and well-being. The word Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (knowledge). Did you know it's close to 3000 years old?
The primary ingredient in golden milk is turmeric, which contains an active compound called curcumin known for its potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Turmeric has been a staple in Indian cuisine and traditional medicine for centuries. Golden milk was historically consumed as a medicinal beverage to aid digestion, simulate immunity, and promote overall well-being.
What makes our Golden Milk Blend different?
Inspired by the deep roots of Golden Milk and it's success over thousand of years in Indian culture through Ayurvedic practices, we wanted to try our take on this incredibly beneficial beverage.
Ingredients: *Turmeric Powder, *Coconut Cream Powder, *Ginger, *Date Sugar, *Black Pepper, *Cordyceps, *Cardamom, *Ashwagandha, Electrolyte Salt. *Organic
Cordyceps Mushroom - increases energy & stamina, it stimulates immunity, it's heart and respiratory health supporting and it's anti-inflammatory.
Ashwagandha - is a fantastic Ayurvedic herb that helps us adapt to stress, reduce anxiety, improve sleep, enhance cognitive function, boost energy, stimulate immunity and reduce inflammation
Date Sugar - is a natural Sweetener that's nutrient and mineral Rich, has a high fiber Content, it slowly releases energy, it has a low gycemic index and helps support digestion
Is our Golden Milk blend vegan friendly? Yes! It's made with Coconut Cream Powder! If you wanted your elixir creamier, we recommend adding our classic customer favorite stoneground coconut butter that's made in house!
Is there anything else I can add if I'm not vegan? Yes! We recommend enhancing it with a healthy fat like Ghee (1tbsp) and with creamy Colostrum (1/2 tbsp) for a milk smooth finish.
Directions: Warm 1-2 TBSP with 1 cup of hot milk, water or a milk substitute. Blend and enjoy.
5 ways to use our Golden Milk Blend
- Make a warming Golden Milk elixir
- Make an iced Golden Milk elixir/smoothie
- Add into any soups/curries
- Add into a pancakes!
- Add into gummies with lemon!
Thank you for reading!
We hope you get a chance to pop by this month to try a hot cup of Golden Milk or if you can't make it in store, we hope you enjoy the warming benefits at home or on the go!