Recipe for Magic Potion- Golden Drink.
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Recipe for Magic Potion- Golden Milk.

Golden Milk or Turmeric Latte- A drink that improves immunity, makes your skin even more beautiful and tastes so good. Read everything about it here.

Recipe for Magic Potion- Golden Drink.
Recipe for Magic Potion- Golden Milk.

Finally, winter is here, from the million things that I love doing in winters, one of my favourites is drinking this infusion every night before I snuggle up in my blanket!

Key ingredients for preparing Golden Drink:

  1. Milk
  2. Organic Turmeric (Fresh or organic powder)
  3. Saffron
  4. Cardamom
  5. Almonds

How to Prepare Golden Drink:

  • Take 1 glass (approx 200-300 ml) of milk.
  • Peel and chop 1 inch of fresh turmeric, in case you are using powder take 1 heap full (Order Organic Turmeric here)
  • Start heating the milk on low flame (the lower the better, we want to make sure that we extract all the goodness of the ingredients)
  • Add turmeric, 3-4 strands of Saffron (You can order it here) 1 pod of cardamom (make sure that the pod is open and seeds are mixed properly), 2-3 almonds either grated or whole.
  • Let it simmer on low flame for about 10 minutes till the milk turns yellow.
  • Remove it from the flame, let it cool down a bit.
  • Drink while it is still lukewarm.

Optional:

You can add sugar/cashew nuts/raisins/honey, etc if you want to this Golden Drink a.k.a Magic Potion!

Benefits:

Golden Drink has numerous health benefits. For instance, turmeric acts as anti-microbial and cleanses the blood. While Saffron is rich in anti-oxidant. Other than this Saffron has also proven some medicinal properties in anti-ageing. My mum swears by it and says it helps her to sleep better, a friend of mine noticed that it helped in clearing her complexion, for me, it helps me in keeping cold and cough at bay, I notice that my skin texture improves and this drink works like magic in easing menstrual cramps.

To sum up the benefits of Golden Drink:

  1. Antibacterial
  2. Anti-ageing
  3. Improves skin texture and makes your skin glow!
  4. Improves immunity
  5. Eases menstrual cramps and pain
  6. Purifies blood
  7. Helps in sleeping like a baby (that’s what my mum claims!)

Last but not least, do not expect an overnight miracle, natural remedies take time, so be patient!

Word of caution:

Here are a few side effects and risk factors associated with turmeric milk, which when ignored can cause problems:

  • Check for allergies before you consume Golden Milk or Turmeric Milk.
  • Don’t go overboard with this Golden drink.
  • Pregnant women should avoid taking too much of turmeric.
  • Turmeric may interfere with certain medications, so those taking anticoagulants like aspirin should totally avoid it. They can also interact with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Consult your physician before you start drinking turmeric milk.

You can read more such tips here.

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