Golden Milk

Before I get into this post, I want to thank you for the overwhelming love and support I received from my last post. Every comment and text and call I got meant so much. It was pretty terrifying to share that piece of me with you but I'm so glad I did. I know it's helped people to open up and talk about their mental health. I'm so grateful to be part of this growing conversation. 

Onto this post! As you probably know, it's been a wild cold and flu season. Some are even calling it one of the worst in years. I had hoped to escape it but it hit me like a brick last Monday. I had chills and chest aches and headaches and general exhaustion. This is one tough flu, I warn you! 

I had to take the week off work and while my energy is back, I am desperately wanting to just kick this! I remembered a tea that I learned about last spring called Golden Milk. It's made of turmeric, ginger, black pepper and honey. It's a natural way to treat colds, flus, congestion, headache and sore throat. It has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, has been called a depression-fighter, and the list goes on. Basically, this shit is good for you so eat it! 

In my efforts to kick this flu and have a productive tomorrow, I finally tried this recipe tonight. I can't quite describe the taste in words. If you expect it to taste like what it is ingredients-wise, you'll enjoy the taste. If you're expecting it to taste really good, I'll just be honest and say drop that expectation. Drink this milk for the benefits and you'll feel good about it. 

There are tonnes of different recipes online but I used this one.


  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tsp dried turmeric
  • 1 tsp dried ginger (I used half-inch fresh ginger)
  • sprinkle of black pepper
  • honey to taste 

Heat the milk, add the turmeric and ginger, simmer 2 mins, add the black pepper, strain, add honey to taste. Eh voila! 

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