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Golden Milk*

Active Time: 5 minutes plus overnight soaking if making your own milk

Makes 4 servings almond milk* base, and 2 servings golden milk

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Ingredients:

  • For the Almond Milk base:
    • 1 heaping cup raw almonds
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 4 ¼ cups filtered water, plus more for soaking
    • Nut milk bag (you can also use a double layered cheese cloth and work in batches, but a nut milk bag is a wonderful investment!)
  • For the Golden Milk:
    • 2 cups almond milk, made in this recipe OR store bought
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • Sprinkle of black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place almonds in a large bowl (or your blender) and add water until covered. Add salt and let soak overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse nuts well.
  3. Add the nuts plus 4 ¼ cups filtered water to your blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds.
  4. Set your nut milk bag over a large bowl or other container (secure with a rubber band if using cheese cloth).
  5. Strain the nut milk through the nut milk bag into the container. Use clean hands to gently squeeze the bag and get all of the milk out.
  6. Funnel 2 cups nut milk into a sealable jar. Store this milk in the fridge.
  7. To make golden milk, warm remaining 2 cups milk over medium heat in a small sauce pan. Once it starts to simmer, add in remaining ingredients and stir. Return to a very gentle simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for another 3 minutes before serving.

*Making your own almond milk for this recipe is quick, easy, nutritionally beneficial, and delicious! However, in a pinch, any non-dairy milk of choice will work, just skip to step 7. Also feel free to experiment with other nut milks. We use almond milk throughout our recipes but highly recommend trying cashew, macadamia, hemp, brazil nut, or a mixture of nuts and seeds to create your own milk at home.