I'd like to share with you a simple recipe that I love and I'm certain that you will too! Yes, I'm talking about Golden Mylk, also known as Manjal Milagu Paal in South India, which is a traditional Indian hot drink made from hot milk, turmeric, and a few other spices.
First of all, let's talk about turmeric. This bright yellow-orange spice has many more virtues than you might think! Here are a few:
Warms up the body: which makes it easier to cope with the changes of the seasons, which can be difficult on the body, more specifically the joints
The benefits of turmeric
- Improves digestion as well as kidney & intestinal health
- Purifies the blood and stimulates blood circulation
- Helps fight congestion and cold symptoms
- Helps the body to strengthen the effectiveness of natural defenses
- Cancer prevention
It is interesting to note that the properties of turmeric are intensified when it is combined with other spices such as pepper (piperine) and ginger since the latter facilitate its absorption by the intestinal system. This is why milk of gold is the ideal healthy blend!
Recipe for the sun drink, for a little daily light
Here is a recipe easy to concoct in the comfort of your home. Indeed, this drink can prove to be an interesting alternative to coffee, since it helps to boost and revitalize the body and mind. It is a tridoshic drink, that is, suitable for the three doshas of Ayurveda. I will however offer 3 variations of spices at the end of the article, which you can add to your mix depending on your predominant energy. You don't know your dosha? You can click here to take our Ayurvedic dosha quiz.
- 250 ml of milk of your choice
- 1 teaspoon of organic turmeric powder (to avoid additives and have good quality both in terms of colour and taste!)
- 1 large pinch of ground black pepper
- 1 pinch of ground ginger
- 1 C. teaspoon coconut oil (the mixture of turmeric and fat promotes absorption in digestion by the large intestine)
- A sweetening agent: honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar ... the choice is yours!
Instructions: Heat all the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat, without boiling. Mix gently until a homogeneous liquid is obtained. Very simple, very good ... Have a good tasting!
Variations, depending on your predominant dosha
A pinch of nutmeg! Associated with the element of air, a predominantly Vata person needs to take root and warm up to regain physical and mental balance. The addition of nutmeg to the milk of gold, this spice of tangy and astringent nature, warms the body and increases the absorption of nutrients by supporting a healthy digestive system. In addition, it allows the strengthening of the nervous system, which is often in great demand in people with a Vata predominance.
A pinch of cardamom! For those predominantly Pitta, cardamom is considered one of the most refreshing spices due to its ability to improve liver function, digestion, and promote protein metabolism.
A pinch of cinnamon! This spice warms the body while stimulating the movement of Prana, bringing positivity and sanity to the predominantly Kapha person, who can often experience a feeling of heaviness or lethargy. Cinnamon also stimulates the circulation of fluids in the body, which helps reduce build-up caused by an imbalance in water metabolism in the body.
And There you go! I hope this recipe will bring sunshine to your mornings both on the outside and on the inside. Turmeric is such an interesting and beneficial plant, I couldn't help but share it with you!