You may be familiar with Golden Milk; it's a yummy warm drink made with turmeric, black pepper and a sweetener in some milk. It's a traditional Indian drink to keep the doctor away. Golden milk is simple, delicious and healthy. If you want to make a simple drink, just stick to the basic recipe. The recipe I provide is plant based, but use what you have, like or need.
I started out trying to make a non-dairy egg nog for my kids, using turmeric for color only, and ended up making a drink that tastes like spicy gingerbread that is satisfying, immune system supporting, gut-healing, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, calming, liver-moving, supportive of adrenal glands and more. I make a double batch of this every week and then use the concentrate out of the fridge for a warm snack, dessert or small meal. A high quality blender is recommended.
Ingredients (will make a concentrate that can be diluted):
1 can coconut milk (14 oz)
equal amount of filtered water
1/4 c turmeric
1 Tbsp peppercorns (a little less if pepper is ground)
2 inches of ginger
5-10 dates (I use 5 big medjool dates and 10 deglet noor dates about 3-4 ounces of dates)
1 Tbsp maple syrup or more to taste
dash of mineral salt or sea salt
1 rounded Tbsp cinnamon
1 scant Tbsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp clove
1/2 tsp cayenne or just sprinkled on top as garnish (visually worth it!)
1 Tbsp Ashwaganda powder (optional)
1 Tbsp dandelion root (roasted or unroasted)
1-2tsp coconut oil, melted into your serving when you heat it (optional)
Blend everything in your blender. I mix this concentrate 1:1 with water when I want a rich sweet drink and 1:2 when I want a big, hot drink. There are a lot of herbs and spices in this drink. Since people have different reactions to oodles of spices please start with a small serving of this drink and work your way up.
Spices are medicine! Use with care.