Golden milk has been a good late-night friend, acting as a soother. Something about warm milk is comforting to me and puts me at ease.
The key ingredient is turmeric with other warm spices like cinnamon and clove. Tumeric is native to India and contains a chemical call curcuma, which is used in food and other products for its yellow color. Research shows curcuma has anti-inflammatory properties. I'm all for anything anti-inflammatory, which may aid recovery after exercise.
There are many recipes, but I usually ad lib, depending on how I'm feeling. This is my house Golden Milk recipe made with non-dairy milk. Feel free to change it up like I do. Sometimes I add clove or just use turmeric and cinnamon.
8 oz Non-dairy milk (I use soy.)
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
Pinch of crushed or ground fennel
2 tsp Honey or Agave
In a small saucepan, add milk, spices and honey, then whisk the ingredients together.
Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Note: Be careful not to scald the milk. On medium heat, it will take about a minute or two for the mixture to warm through.
Remove from heat when you start to see bubbles around the edges of the saucepan.
Serve hot in a mug.