Now that summer is almost here, many of us are trying to shave off some winter weight and tone those muscles. While there are so many benefits of getting in the gym or out on the trail, the extra workouts (and let’s face it, just getting older) may be causing a few extra aches and pains. Adding to this, the list of things you need to accomplish by the end of the school year can seem overwhelming and may be keeping you up later at night than usual. If this is true for you, you may want to add a soothing cup of Golden Milk to your nightly routine.
Golden Milk, a warm, milk drink combined with turmeric and other ingredients, is perfect in the evenings to help with relaxation and soothing aches and pains – all while improving your skin.
One reason Golden Milk is so good for you is due to one of its main ingredients, turmeric. Turmeric is well-known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties which will help with sore muscles and tired joints.
Not only does turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help with muscles and joints, but it is also great for your skin. In her book, The Beauty of Dirty Skin, Dr. Whitney Bowe discusses the benefits of turmeric on the skin:
Turmeric helps keep skin soft and supple while protecting against the oxidative stress that accelerates skin aging.
Not only does turmeric have many benefits, but almonds and honey (and some recipes call for ginger) will help aid in relaxation. So, goldmen milk will help you enjoy a peaceful sleep while your body is healing and repairing. It’s a pretty good deal 😉
Below is Ashlee’s recipe for Cinnamon Gold Milk. Try it and let us know what you think.
Cinnamon Golden Millk:
- 1 cup coconut milk / almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
Add all ingredients to pan stir heat and serve!
Looking for an easier option? Why add to everything else you do, am I right? If so, we recommend buying Gaia Golden Milk – just add a teaspoon to your warm milk at night.
Enjoy this delicious drink before bed to help you relax, reduce inflammation and then sleep like a baby! Your kids will enjoy it too!