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Living my Life Golden...


Golden Milk is one of my favorite evening soothing beverages. This traditional Indian drink has amazing healthy benefits. Curcumin found in tumeric has anti-inflammatory properties. Along with the additional anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits from the ginger and cinnamon. This is my personal recipe that can certainly be altered to suit your taste buds.

  • 1 1/2 cups light coconut milk (canned is best, but carton works too)

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk (DIY or store-bought)

  • 1 1/2 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger (see notes for fresh*)

  • 1 whole cinnamon stick (or 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon // I prefer the stick!)

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (see notes for oil-free)

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • Sweetener of choice (i.e. maple syrup, coconut sugar, or stevia to taste)

Instructions

  • To a small saucepan, add coconut milk, almond milk, ground turmeric, ground ginger, cinnamon stick, coconut oil, black pepper, and sweetener of choice (I usually add 1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup // amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size).

  • Whisk to combine and warm over medium heat. Heat until hot to the touch but not boiling – about 4 minutes – whisking frequently.

  • Turn off heat and taste to adjust flavor. Add more sweetener to taste or more turmeric or ginger for intense spice + flavor.


Mini Avocado Toast

Prep time: Serving:

15 minute 8

Ingredients

1 baguette, cut into 1/2 inch slices

2 avocados

2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 cup fresh pomegranate arils

1/4 cup honey

Direction

1. Toast 16 slices of the baguette. Reserve remining slices for another use.

2. In a medium bowl, mash avocados. Add lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix well.

3. Arrange toasted baguette slices on serving tray. Spread avocado mixture on each slice.

4. Top each with 1 teaspoon pomegranate arils.

5. Lightly drizzle honey on each toast. Serve immediately.