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.