Golden milk is a drink based on turmeric and other spices. It is a bomb of antioxidants and therefore not only tasty, but also very healthy!
Although we like to pay close attention to health at home, you do not always see much of this on our site. Of course we have spent years collecting and bundling the traditional Antillean recipes and to be honest: there are very tasty things in between, but they are usually not really healthy.
However, we would also like to emphasize healthy ingredients. Especially in a time like this, when we have to pay extra attention to ourselves and each other. Today we therefore put the spotlight on a very healthy and beautifully colored carrot: turmeric.
In Dutch, turmeric is also called 'turmeric' and I probably don't need to explain why. The color of the turmeric is so intense yellow that you can color whole dishes with it. Turmeric is therefore the ingredient in curry powder (or massala) which gives the mix its beautiful color. Great, because it is not only beautiful but also very healthy.
It is packed with antioxidants that protect and help the body heal. I will not go into too much detail about the health benefits, because there are already enough articles about this on the internet. But it is certain that it is a fine and healthy ingredient.
From Spiruella.nl we recently received a package with various 'superfoods'. After all, this online store sells just about every conceivable ingredient you need for a healthy lifestyle. From dried fruit to vitamins and from special types of flour to coffee - it's all in the webshop.
Very nice for us, because we immediately have some toasted coconut for the Antillean 'bolo tu coco"ordered. Those large flakes are much tastier than the small pieces of grated coconut from the supermarket!
We immediately got 2 types of turmeric: the 'ordinary' turmeric; so the ground spice… and a pancake mix based on turmeric. In addition, also a bag of pancake mix with other (green!) Superfoods. Because there are five of us at home, we immediately used both bags to make a large stack of pancakes. If you put it alternately on a plate, it looks very festive with those strong colors.
(note: the colors are therefore 100% from the ingredients, no dye is added!)
The pancake mix speaks for itself: you mix the bag with some milk (or vegetable milk) and an egg and bake! In addition, we made a delicious and healthy drink from the loose turmeric, and I would like to give you the recipe for that!
Sometimes you also come across it under the name 'turmeric latte', but it is usually called 'golden milk'. A drink based on almond milk and seasoned with various spices. He gets the beautiful, yellow color of course from the turmeric.
The golden milk tastes a bit like a tasty spicy gingerbread. It is also super healthy because of the spices used. And let's be honest… our resistance can use a (natural) hand every now and then.
Make this golden milk in the evening and you will see how good you sleep afterwards. We are in any case a fan! This recipe is for 2 people.
- 400 ml almond milk
- 2 tbsp turmeric powder
- 2 cardamom pods
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 cm fresh ginger (grated)
- 2 tl honey
- a pinch of black pepper
Preparation of golden milk
Start by crushing the cardamom pods. This is fine with the back of a knife. Make sure the seeds come loose.
Then mix the almond milk together with the spices and the honey in a pan.
Heat the pan over low heat until the milk almost boils. Then pour the golden milk through a sieve and drink it in a large mug.
Tip: this 'golden milk' is also super tasty with coconut milk!
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