This delicious elixir is truly a tried and true recipe, one that most closely matches the original ancient ayurvedic recipes. You may have heard of it too! It's called Golden Milk.
I'm so excited to share this golden concoction with you all. The colors of golden milk are so bright and happy, and for this Vata dosha dominant girl, the warm, frothy, oiliness sure comforts my belly and my soul! This particular blent is great for creating a calming presence, as it soothes the body and mind slowing you down to get grounded and feel into the moment. I love having Golden Moon Milk during the first few days of my moon cycle when my body can really soak up the anti-inflammatory effects of this elixir. For this recipe you'll need a few things. Take a look at the ingredients list below.
Golden Moon Milk
1 cup almond milk or other unsweetened nut milk (such as hemp or cashew)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
¼ teaspoon ashwagandha powder (gel capsules with powdered ashwagandha inside work great too, just open the gel cap and pour powder in)
2 pinches of ground cardamom
Pinch of ground ginger (optional)
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon organic virgin coconut oil
1 teaspoon organic honey, preferably raw
Bring milk to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in cinnamon, turmeric, ashwagandha, cardamom, ginger, if using, and nutmeg; season with pepper. Whisk vigorously to incorporate any clumps. Add coconut oil, reduce heat to low, and continue to cook until warmed through, 5–10 minutes (the longer you go, the stronger the medicine). Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in honey (you want to avoid cooking honey or you'll destroy its healing goodness). For a frothy blended drink, pour into a blender and blend on high for 10 seconds. Pour mixture into a mug, drink warm, and enjoy. Perfect companion to your journal and the sunset. I can't wait to make a cup for my moon ceremony!
I hope you'll give this recipe a try and please do let me know what you think when you try it. I'm planning on having this as a delicious soothing and nourishing beverage for my New Moon rituals coming up soon. Something about the deep golden color of this elixir really stirs something inside me that sparks creativity. Must be reminding me of the crisp Vata season air and the turning of the leaves here in Colorado, which is truly a sight to see my friends!
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