Christmas brings a complex blend of hustle & bustle and calm & cozy. If you are looking for moments to be really relaxed, CBD and Golden lattes are aimed may be exactly what you want in your mug! Especially if get insomnia when you’re overtired and your mind won’t shut off. These are also great to keep the sniffles away so the elves can play!
Sri Lanka is an island near the tip of India and shares recipes, tonics, and health and wellness practices similar to India. Moon milk or Golden Lattes, are a vibrantly colored and relaxing drink that has swept our Instagram feeds in the last year. Even Whole Foods boasts posters of the beautiful and alluring Golden Milk Latte in their stores. There are pre-made versions but homemade is always best!
So what is so special about these golden milk lattes? It is all about the turmeric and the active compound of curcumin. Turmeric has anti inflammatory properties and helps with the vitality and health of the whole body. Curcumin is a substance found in turmeric that has some health benefits. Some say it may aid in the inflammation from arthritis, and may even block the growth of certain tumors. You can read about here, https://www.webmd.com/ .
Turmeric milk has long been an ayervedic tonic to soothe colds, calm anxiety, and aid with insomnia. In India golden milk lattes are called haldi ka doodh. It is a bedtime drink. Be aware that turmeric can really stain your teeth! I As with drinking coffee and red wine, just brush your teeth or at least drink some water after enjoying this turmeric filled drink! And stock up on teeth whitening strips!
Golden Milk Ingredients
Let’s break down the other ingredients of a traditional Golden Milk Latte and how they work in harmony with one another.
First, the use of full fat coconut milk is an essential part of this drink. The full fat in the milk helps aid in the absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric. Note that if you use light coconut milk, just add ghee or coconut oil for healthy fat.
The black pepper adds a spicy note and is also said to work with the curcumin. In Ayurveda, black pepper the digestive “agni” or fire in Sanskrit, which stimulates digestion. It is called “The King of Spices”.
Cardamom is an exotic spice know as “The Queen Of Spices”. It has a rich and alluring flavor that is complex and unique. And it also aids in digestion by reducing gas and bloating.
Ginger has also long been used for its anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, it aids with nausea, pain relief, and illnesses such as colds and flu.
Golden Syrup is a vegan thick and buttery treacle that is rich in color and sweet flavor. This is a wonderful sweetener that can replace corn syrup, molasses, honey, and maple syrup in many recipes.
CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and diluted in a carrier oil like coconut or hemp. CBD is now legal throughout the USA. It is widely used for relaxation, pain relief, anxiety, inflammation, depression, and more. CBD has relaxation effect. But it will not get you stoned or high!
This CBD enhanced golden milk is slightly spiced, warm, rich in flavor, silky, and much like a turmeric version of a chai latte. Best if used right before bed.
Prep Time 10 minutes
1 can full fat coconut milk, shaken or 1.5 cups plant based milk of choice (almond, hemp)
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 whole ceylon cinnamon stick or large pinch ground cinnamon
2 whole cardamom pods lightly bruised
4 whole black peppercorns or pinch ground pepper
2 teaspoons golden syrup or maple syrup
3-4 drops CBD Oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
To make this CBD Golden Milk, use a saucepan set over low heat. Add in the can of coconut milk and whisk it until smooth.
Then add the ground spices of turmeric and ginger. Then whisk again.
Next, add the remaining ingredients except for the CBD oil.
Allow this golden milk to steep for about 10 minutes. Do not allow it to come to a boil. It should be only be below a simmer the whole time
Remove from the heat and strain into a mug to remove the cinnamon stick and other whole spices.
Then finish by stirring in your CBD oil.
Then serve immediately in a large mug and enjoy.
If using light coconut milk, please be sure to add an extra 1 tablespoon coconut oil!
Disclaimer: Before you try any new herbs, adaptogens, or oils like CBD, read up on them. It is important to know what you are ingesting! Especially if you are under the treatment of a doctor for health concerns or if you take medications that could be effected. For our pure farm to family CBD click here.