This recipe is a delicious Vegan & Dairy-free Golden Milk and Golden Fire Latte mix that you make in large batches, keep in a jar and use whenever you want.
I drink this Vegan Golden Milk / Golden Fire Latte drink every day of the winter, it keeps me warm because the spices in it naturally increases circulation within our bodies!
But, you gotta like the taste of ginger and turmeric to like Golden Milk, or if you don’t I guess you can just go heavy on the non-dairy milk and over power the goldenness with sweetness… that is something that I prefer not to do, because I actually really like ginger and turmeric, oh and lets not forget cinnamon, black pepper and occasionally cayenne pepper!
I started to mess around with this drink about two years ago now, when Gwen and I moved to Sandpoint Idaho, (fall of 2016). The winter here is cold, and at the time I didn’t know that I had a pretty serious low circulation issue, so basically I was always cold…really cold. Gwen and I drink an espresso every morning and then usually one cup of coffee around 10ish, but I found myself really wanting more hot drinks to warm me up. I actually started to just heat up water in a mug and hold it during my breakfast because I just couldn’t warm up. And no, it wasn’t that cold in our house, about 60-65 degrees F, so I really should have been fine considering I wear hoodies and leggings all the time.
I dont know where I came across the idea of just adding ginger and turmeric powder to my hot water, but it was revolutionary- because I didn’t stop at just that.
Now that I think about it, it I heard this from Aaron and Jackson on the Thought For Food Podcast (which I love), and they would often talk about the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric and ginger, and how by adding just a little black pepper you can boost absorption by like thousands.
But, I knew I wanted to make this drink actually taste good, and not be something I had to suffer through. So I experimented with a few different recipes, and finally came to love the warming qualities that cinnamon brings to this drink.
And there it was, the recipe I drank for two years straight, one part ginger powder, one part turmeric powder, one part cinnamon powder, with a dash of finely ground pepper in there to get more bang for my buck- (but not enough to actually taste the pepper!)
I drink this like so: I add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of this mixture to a mug, fill it 3/4 full with boiling water and top off with vanilla soy milk. BANG, I got myself a delicious and much healthier version of your typical Golden-Milk or Golden-Latte.
I say healthier for 2 reasons, 1 because I use non-dairy milk which is healthier than cows milk, and 2 because I use mostly water with just a dash of the non-dairy milk. This gives it creamy sweetness without so much.. well stuff/calories/milk/food.. because I am not drinking this to get energy in the form of calories, I am drinking this to get nutrients to nourish and warm my body. So if you like that, you will like this idea of using mostly hot water and just a dash of milk.
But don’t get me wrong, every now and then when I do want a fancy sweet healthy drink I love myself a yummy Golden-Latte with soy or almond milk!!! (but not every day). YUMMMYYYY
Now fast forward 2 years, which brings you to a few weeks ago when I was in so much pain and confusion about what the hell was happening to my body. I had developed really strange, painful and gross “blisters” for lack of a better word, on the tips of my toes. I thought it was athletes foot.. but it wansnt. The problem was I thought it was, so I started to treat it like it was, keeping my feet cool and dry, not allowing them to sweat in socks, and adding anti-fungal cream to them like 5 times per day. This went on for about 2 weeks and my feet were only getting worse.
I hit my low when I attempted to go Skate Skiing with Gwen on opening day up at Schweitzer the other week and had to abandon mission because I was SO COLD, like to the core, my feet were literally numb, my legs were freezing and more core temp was way too low, I know what it is like to be cold and I am used to just pushing through it, but this was different- something was wrong. Later that day I decided to research more about what was going on with my toes, perhaps it has something to do with how abnormally cold I have been lately.. and guys.. I think I figured out what is going on! Basically it is a genetically low circulation issue that I have actually had all my life, perhaps now just getting worse as I expose myself to more and more cold these days.
To make a long story that I have not yet actually fully figured out yet, not so long….What I did was started to eat foods that increase circulation, like cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, beets, greens, tomatoes, etc.. along with keep my feet warm by always wearing socks and running in the morning to get blood flowing to my toes; and what do you know! It is starting to get better and better every day. WOHOOO..
I also, started to add cayenne pepper to my Golden mix, this sounds super gross, but I actually really like it. And if I want even more of a morning circulation boost, I add some lemon juice to it for a winning drink! hahaha…. kinda intense, but I think it helps.
So this cayenne pepper thing is what I call my Golden Fire Latte!
To make a Golden Fire Latte from the Golden Milk recipe below, simply add a dash of Cayenne Pepper directly to your mug!
An easy home made, vegan Dairy-free Golden Milk and Golden Fire Latte mix recipe that you make in bulk and keep in the cupboard to add to hot water and non-dairy milk to make a delicious, and healthy drink.
This recipe yields about 80 – 100 Golden-Milk drinks
Bulk Golden-Milk Mixture Ingredients:
- 3 tablespoons ground Ginger
- 3 tablespoons ground Turmeric
- 3 tablespoons ground Cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon finely ground Black Pepper
- Combine ingredients together in a small mason jar or storage container and mix well.
- There you have it, this mixture will last you weeks, keep it in the kitchen or bring with you while your out.
- This recipe yields about 80 – 100 Golden-Milk drinks
To make Golden-Milk:
- Add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon mixture to a mug.
- Fill 3/4 with boiling water
- Top off with hot or cold non-dairy milk of choice.
(For a creamier, thicker and richer drink, use all non-dairy milk instead of water from the directions above).
To make a Golden-Fire Latte:
- Same as Golden-Milk recipe with a dash of cayenne pepper
Note: I add cold milk to mine usually to cool it off enough to drink right away. Read post above if you are curious as to why I use 3/4 water and a dash of non-dairy milk instead of all milk.
- Category: Hot Drink
- Method: Stove-Top
- Cuisine: Latte, Herbal Tea, Coffee
Keywords: Golden Milk, Golden Latte, Golden Fire, Golden Tea, vegan golden milk,