Have you tried golden milk? It’s an amazing gut healer and anti-inflammatory.
Lately, I’ve been drinking green tea with half a lemon and medicinal honey first thing every morning. It’s a fantastic liver tonic (gets things flushing through your liver) and a refreshing way to start the day. I neglected to grab lemons at the store yesterday so decided to switch it up a bit this morning.
I’ve just recently started using hemp milk. It took me a long time to embrace anything other than almond milk for drinking. I’m a creature of habit, what can I say? The great thing about hemp milk is that it’s thick and rich, unlike almond or rice milk. So when you make this wonderful green tea golden milk, you’ll feel like you’re having something dessert-ish and special, when you’re really not because you’re loading up on the perfect ratio of omega 3’s and 6’s, plant-based protein, SDA, GLA, and amino acids. And that’s just in the hemp.
The cinnamon’s scent alone boosts brain function (a good thing at the beginning of your day) and ingesting ground cinnamon balances blood sugar. Turmeric is absolutely packed with incredible health benefits. It’s a major anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, lowers your risk of brain diseases, heart disease, and cancer when consumed on a regular basis.
Manuka honey is a medicinal honey from New Zealand and naturally fights bacteria. It also stimulates your immune system, promotes digestive health, and is also a proven anti-inflammatory.
Organic Coconut Oil also has a large list of benefits. It’s great for gut health, it’s a healthy fat, it kills bacteria, viruses, and fungus. It can improve your cholesterol levels and lower your risk for heart disease.
Have you ever watched the video of the doctor whose husband has Alzheimer’s Disease? She started him on coconut oil and tracked his progress. It’s amazing. It’s an absolute must watch.
And of course, last but not least, green tea. I use decaf because caffeine and I don’t get along. It still has just as many benefits without making me feel like I’m going to jump out of my skin. Green tea burns fat, improves brain function, kills bacteria, lowers your risk of diabetes, and lowers your risk of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.
So there you have it.
A simple, amazingly healthy, naturally medicinal, positive, start to your day.
And when you start your day off on such a positive note, it makes it perfectly acceptable to have leftover gluten free, dairy free, pizza for breakfast.
Green Tea Golden Milk
* Makes 1 Serving
1 1/2 Cups of Hemp Milk
1 teaspoon of Organic Ground Turmeric
1 teaspoon of Organic Ground Cinnamon
1 Organic Green Tea Bag (I use decaf)
1 – 1/2 teaspoons of Manuka Honey 400+
1/2 teaspoon of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Bring the milk, turmeric, and cinnamon almost to a boil while whisking until fully incorporated. Once the sides of the pan begin to bubble, reduce the heat to keep a consistent tiny simmer, but do not boil. Add the tea bag. Gently stir for about 5 minutes allowing the tea bag to steep.
Remove from heat, remove the tea bag and squeeze. Add the honey and coconut oil and stir until incorporated.
Thanks for the heads up, my friend 🙂
I have never even heard of Golden Milk. I have heard of hemp milk and can buy that here but have read very mixed reviews on the taste of it… something in reference to punishment rather than enjoyment!! I’d like to try this version, though. Thanks April.
LOL! It’s not that bad. I don’t know that I would drink a glass of it by itself, but it’s very nice mixed with other things. This morning I had it on top of flax cereal with pumpkin seeds, banana, and ground cinnamon. Quite tasty. 🙂
I don’t think we can buy hemp milk here; I think anything ‘hemp’ is illegal. Ridiculous I know! Thanks for letting me know about all the medicinal qualities of what’s in this drink. I really do believe that in nature, there is everything we need to heal ourselves xx
You can use any type of milk. I was skeptical about the hemp milk. It’s very nice in this drink though. However, very strong on its own. 🙂
I had never heard of this before. Your post is the second time in one day. I think I am supposed to try it☺ going to find some hemp milk today. Thanks for sharing.
Let me know how you like it! 🙂
This recipe is awesome, thank you! It’s super yummy.
You’re very welcome, I’m glad you’re enjoying it! 🙂