1cupmilk of your choice(whole cow’s milk, almond, oat, etc.)
Step 3 (optional)
1teaspoonraw sugar or honey
Heat ghee in a tiny saucepan on medium heat.
Add turmeric and black pepper and sizzle gently for 10-20 seconds. Appreciate the aroma and color.
Add the milk, along with the ginger slices and nutmeg. Bring just up to the boiling point, where it’s foaming. Give it a stir, reduce the heat, and simmer gently for 3-5 minutes.
Turn off the heat, and strain through a tiny strainer into a mug.
Allow to cool for a few minutes, then stir in optional sweetener. Enjoy.
Make this lighter
Reduce the quantity of milk to 1/2 cup and use 1/2 cup water.You will still get the benefits from the milk, with fewer calories and less fat.
Make this vegan
Use coconut oil instead of ghee. Use raw sugar instead of honey.
Leave out the ghee
Ghee is present to enhance the assimilation and absorption of the nutrition and medicinal qualities of the milk and spices.If you don’t want to use the ghee or coconut oil, just add the turmeric and black pepper into the milk along with the other ingredients.
Add other spices
Experiment with adding other spices, such as cinnamon sticks, star anise, fennel seed, and green cardamom pods.
About the sweetener
Since milk is sweet, the sweetener is optional.I personally enjoy a small spoon of raw sugar. Sugar in the right quantity is actually medicinal, and supportive to mind and body.If you use honey, please do not cook it. Cooked honey is toxic to the body. Wait for the milk to cool slightly, then stir in the honey to preserve the honey’s enzymes.Honey is slightly pungent and stimulating for metabolism. It actually supports the body’s digestion of fats. You can view the honey as built-in digestive support for the fats in the milk.