Vegan Turmeric Milk or Golden Milk
This Vegan Golden Milk, or Turmeric Milk, is milk mixed with a number of cold-fighting spices. It's an ancient Indian Ayurvedic remedy that's stood the tests of time and science. The star of this drink is turmeric, that healing, golden spice that gives a lot of Indian food its fabulous color. Today, I have for you a vegan golden milk, called haldi ka doodh in India, that's just as effective and tasty.
- 2 cups nondairy milk (I love unsweetened vailla soymilk in this recipe. Oatmilk and almond milk are great options too)
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 4 cloves
- 3 green cardamom pods
- 1-inch stick cinnamon
- 10 black peppercorns
- Sugar to taste (or use any sweetener you prefer, like stevia)
Crush the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and peppercorns with a mortar and pestle, preferably, until they are very coarsely powdered.
Put the soymilk in a small saucepan, add the turmeric and powdered spices, stir, and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Watch the pot closely because it will overflow, just as milk would, and then you'd have a messy cleanup job on top of a cold. How awful!
Once the soymilk begins to boil, quickly turn off the heat and cover. Let it stand for a minute or two at the most.
Strain into a cup, add sugar, and drink hot.
Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 936IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 365mg | Iron: 2mg