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Our Easy Bulletproof Golden Milk Recipe is velvety smooth with a foamy top, aromatic with vanilla, coconut, and spices, and will keep you satisfied all morning long.
During the winter months, we all love a soothing hot drink. Bonus points if it’s also nourishing! Our Easy Bulletproof Golden Milk Recipe is based on a traditional Indian turmeric milk and has all the same health benefits. However, our recipe is amped up a bit in terms of flavor and nutrition.
We added ghee and coconut oil to make our golden milk bulletproof. The flavor of coconut is lovely in this drink, but you can use MCT oil if you prefer. Also, we bumped up the nutrition by adding Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, which dissolves effortlessly into this drink and has the added health benefits of improving hair, skin, nails, and joints. And we love that their product is gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, Whole30 approved, paleo friendly, and of course keto!
Our Easy Bulletproof Golden Milk Recipe is caffeine-free so you can enjoy it any time of day. If you make it in the evening, it’s a soothing way to relax and unwind before bed. Or if you’re trying to wean yourself off coffee, make this beautiful Easy Bulletproof Golden Milk Recipe as part of your morning routine. The healthy fats and protein will keep you satisfied for hours!
What is Turmeric Milk?
Turmeric milk is an Indian drink that goes back centuries. In the holistic health system of Ayurveda, Turmeric Milk is a blend of milk (such as cow’s milk, or a nut-based milk), turmeric, sweetener (such as honey), and spices (like cinnamon and ginger). Black pepper is also a common addition, because black pepper enhances the bioavailability of curcumin, which is found in turmeric.
This Ayurvedic drink is believed to have healing properties, helping with everything from colds, to flus, to stomachaches. Basically, it’s a home remedy, similar to how in Western culture we view chicken noodle soup as a cure-all.
Easy Turmeric Milk Recipe
In its most basic form, turmeric milk contains the following ingredients:
- Other spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, saffron, and/or black pepper
- Sweetener, such as honey
How to Make Turmeric Milk or a Turmeric Milk Latte
Turmeric milk is a very soothing hot drink, and it’s also very easy to make. Just combine all ingredients (except honey, if you’re using it) in a pot on the stovetop and cook until steaming. Remove from the heat and add honey if desired. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
Turmeric Milk Benefits
In Ayurvedic culture, turmeric milk is believed to be immune-boosting with many health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It’s also thought that turmeric may improve brain function, memory, and mood, and may help protect against heart disease, as well as help lower blood sugar levels. (Read more about the health benefits of turmeric milk on Healthline and Vogue India.)
Golden milk is the Westernized name for the traditional Indian turmeric milk, which is called Haldi Doodh in Hindi. The flavor profile of golden milk is a lot more palatable (at least to the Westernized palate), with additions like vanilla and coconut.
How to Make Golden Milk
Similar to turmeric milk, add all ingredients (except honey, if using) for golden milk to a saucepan on the stovetop and heat until steaming. Remove from the heat, add honey if that’s your sweetener of choice, and serve.
If you make golden milk frequently, it’s helpful to make a golden milk powder or paste that you can keep on hand to help the drink come together quickly.
Golden Milk Powder
This is basically just a spice blend that you can mix into your milk of choice. Golden milk powder typically includes the following spices:
- Black pepper
- Cardamom, saffron, and/or cloves, if desired
To make golden milk powder, just mix together all spices. Store this blend in a glass jar in the pantry for up to 6 months.
Golden Milk Paste
This is a paste that usually has the following ingredients:
- Turmeric, either dried and ground (sold in the spice aisle) or freshly-grated (sold in the produce department of some grocery stores or Indian markets)
- Black pepper
- Sometimes also cinnamon and/or ginger
To make paste, combine these ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until it forms a paste. Let the paste cool, transfer it to a glass jar, and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Golden Milk Benefits
Golden milk has the same anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that traditional turmeric milk has. We also added Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, which bumps up the nutrition even more!
Golden Milk Weight Loss
Many people say that golden milk helped them with weight loss, which they attribute to the antioxidant curcumin (from turmeric) helping break down fat. (Read more about golden milk or turmeric milk and weight loss on Times Now News and Express.) Of course before you start any weight loss regimen, check with your doctor first!
More Bulletproof Recipes to Try:
- Keto Bulletproof Matcha
- Paleo and Keto Bulletproof Hot Chocolate
- Bulletproof Coffee Recipe with Keto Vanilla Cream
- Low Carb Velvety Earl Grey Tea
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Bulletproof Golden Milk Turmeric Latte Recipe
- 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk heated to simmering
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed clarified butter ghee
- 1 tablespoon organic unrefined coconut oil or MCT oil
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 1g packet stevia/erythritol blend
- 20 grams Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides 2 scoops
Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth and creamy.
Net Carbs: 1g per serving
The foamy top is from the butter being blended until frothy.
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