This is my spin on the newly popular “Golden Milk.” I have a very sensitive system, so ground pepper in a drink is not a good idea for me, in attempt to stimulate my digestive system. That would actually aggravate it. I added in some almond butter, for the high magnesium content to relax muscles and nourish joints and tissues, replaced coconut milk for unsweetened almond milk for the aforementioned reason, added in cinnamon instead of pepper, for digestive co-operation, and adjusted the amount of spices, resulting in a balanced, warm, comforting and nourishing drink.
I call this a “tonic milk” because it is high in anti-inflammatory properties, aids digestion, is a liver tonic, is good for hair, skin and nails, assists the immune system, particularly around the auto-immune IgA levels (an immunoglobulin test for inflammation causing antigens) boosts mood, and tastes utterly fantastic!
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp almond butter
1 tsp vanilla (powder or liquid extract)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp Manuka honey (or any honey you like. I also love to use raw honey or locally sourced honey especially during allergy season.)
1 tbsp coconut oil
Add all ingredients to a saucepan and heat on medium high. Whisk constantly to incorporate spices and almond butter, while the coconut oil melts. Do not let boil. Once warmed through to desired heat, serve immediately. You can make double batches and keep half in the fridge to reheat for up to 3 days.
Our bodies are such magnificent beings, every cell has consciousness, and like Sam said after he transitioned, it takes literally only one whisper within one cell of the billions we are made up of, to begin to realign our relationship to the reality around us that we are in fact creating. When I make tonics for my body, I imagine all my stress calming down, my busy mind being soothed, and I intentionally relax into the experience. I know that what we eat is important, but it is just as important to recognize the everyday stresses and worries we put on ourselves (and our bodies take the brunt of our minds constant thoughts) and take time out to change and shift that habitual pattern. Presence is all that is required to release the past trappings, reject the fear of the future, and enjoy this single precious moment in time…..as much as we are incredibly brave for being here, right now, we are also incredibly blessed to have the experience.
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