As cold weather approaches, I love cozying up with a delicious cup of golden moon milk. More than just a delicious bedtime beverage, golden moon milk is a potent blend of natural healing ingredients designed to lull you into a state of tranquility. The magic lies in its key ingredients. Turmeric, a vibrant orange root prized for its anti-inflammatory properties, forms the heart of this drink. Its warmth is complemented by the calming notes of cinnamon and the grounding richness of ginger. A touch of honey adds a natural sweetness. This simple yet powerful combination works in harmony to promote restful sleep, ease tension and soothe the nervous system. It’s the perfect addition to your nighttime routine, helping you unwind after a long day and drift off into a peaceful slumber! Plus, it’s so easy to whip up in about 5 minutes.
What Is Golden Moon Milk?
Golden moon milk is a warm, comforting beverage that has been enjoyed for centuries in India. It is also known as haldi doodh, which means “turmeric milk” in Hindi.
Golden moon milk is made with turmeric, milk and often other spices such as cinnamon and ginger. The turmeric gives the milk a golden yellow color and it is believed to have many health benefits.
In addition to its health benefits, golden moon milk is also a delicious and relaxing drink. It is perfect for enjoying before bed, as the turmeric and other spices can help to promote sleep.
Turmeric: Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, potentially beneficial for conditions like arthritis, muscle soreness and inflammatory bowel disease. It also may act as a neuroprotective agent. Curcumin may help improve digestion by stimulating bile production and reducing stomach acid.
Ginger: Ginger’s carminative properties help expel gas and ease bloating and discomfort. It also stimulates digestion and relieves heartburn and constipation. Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties make it beneficial for relieving pain associated with arthritis, muscle soreness, and headaches. It can even act as a natural pain reliever for menstrual cramps. Research suggests ginger may help manage chronic inflammatory conditions. It is also packed with antioxidants like gingerols and shogaols which protect cells from damage and fight free radicals.
Cinnamon: Studies suggest cinnamon can improve insulin sensitivity and help manage blood sugar levels, particularly after meals. Cinnamon’s antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds may help reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Why You’ll Love This Drink
It’s delicious and cozy!
This moon milk has so many benefits.
It is so easy to make and comes together in about 5 minutes!
This drink is perfect for the fall and winter seasons.
All you need to make this golden moon milk is a pot and a mug.
Milk: I used almond milk for this because I am dairy free. Feel free to use any kind of milk you choose! Some other options are regular milk, coconut milk or oat milk.
Turmeric: Turmeric is the main powerhouse in this recipe with so many benefits!
Ginger: I love the flavor and benefits that ginger adds to this drink.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds a delicious flavor to this recipe.
Honey: I love adding honey to this recipe because it is delicious, but feel free to skip it.
Black Pepper: Black pepper helps our bodies absorb turmeric!
Step 1: Gather your ingredients.
Step 2: Combine ingredients in a pot over low-medium heat and stir until combined and warm. Serve in a mug and enjoy!
Milk: Try using a different milk as the base!
Vanilla: Add some vanilla extract or vanilla bean for a richer flavor.
Toppings: Add some extra cinnamon or rose petals on the top!
Spices: Explore other warming spices like nutmeg, cloves or fennel.
Calm: Add other calming herbs like lavender, chamomile or ashwagandha.
Sweetener: Try another sweetener like agave, coconut sugar or maple syrup.
Protein: Add protein powder or collagen to add some protein to this golden moon milk!
Summer Option: Blend your golden moon milk with frozen banana or mango to make a golden milk smoothie.
Feel free to store this golden moon milk in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container! You could also freeze it into cubes to heat up whenever you are craving a cozy drink.
What is golden moon milk?
Golden moon milk, also sometimes called just “moon milk,” is a trendy drink inspired by ancient Ayurvedic traditions. It’s essentially a warm, spiced milk beverage featuring turmeric as the star ingredient.
Is it ok to drink turmeric every night?
Overall, drinking turmeric milk occasionally is likely safe for most people. However, regularly consuming it every night might not be advisable due to potential dosage issues, health interactions, and individual sensitivities. This is a good question to ask your doctor!
What is turmeric milk good for?
Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, potentially beneficial for conditions like arthritis, muscle soreness and inflammatory bowel disease. It also may act as a neuroprotective agent. Curcumin may help improve digestion by stimulating bile production and reducing stomach acid. It also just tastes delicious!
Be sure to try these drink ideas next:
Golden Moon Milk
- 1 pot
- 1 mug
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- dash black pepper
- 1 tsp honey optional for sweetness
- Gather your ingredients.
- Combine all ingredients in a pot and heat over low-medium heat until combined and warm. Serve in a mug and enjoy!