24 Feb Golden Monkey Milk
I confess…lately I have an obsession. An obsession that I find myself consistently recommending to almost all of my clients, and that is an ancient Ayurvedic tonic I refer to as Golden Monkey Milk (or “Golden Milk” traditionally).
Besides being warm, soothing and very tasty, this elixir packs a big nutritional punch! Cinnamon is a digestive stimulant and also helps to regulate blood sugar; turmeric is one of the best anti-inflammatories and antioxidants (and digestive aids), and coconut oil promotes heart health, brain function and a healthy metabolism (I could go on for another page about the benefits of each, but hopefully this is enough to convince you. Read more about turmeric benefits).
Although you can drink this any time of day. I like the idea of having it about an hour before bed. As someone who has struggled with a good night’s rest for most of my life, this delicious drink keeps my blood sugar stable throughout the night, soothes me to sleep, and keeps me from the random 3am wakeup that normally plagues me.
You may be wondering where the monkey comes in? Well, my roommate and I often make this for each other and somehow she just always referred to it as “golden monkey milk”…I thought it was cute and it sounded magical…which is exactly what this is in my book.
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