October 5th, 2023 • By: PRATIMA Living
A calming, nighttime elixir to help the body and mind naturally repair and rejuvenate, the healing spices of ginger, nutmeg, saffron, turmeric, and cardamom combine with warm milk, creating a soothing Ayurvedic drink that nourishes and repairs tissues within the body while reducing inflammation.
The perfect method for quieting the mind to achieve quality, sound sleep, this Ayurvedic drink recipe from Dr. Pratima Raichur is a blissful, delicious beverage you can enjoy with many ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. For more DIY recipes and Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations, check out Dr. Raichur's best-selling book, Absolute Beauty.
Pratima's Peaceful Warrior Golden Milk
1 cup milk, organic grass-fed or unsweetened almond
1/2 inch slice fresh ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon powdered)
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 inch slice grated turmeric (or 1/8 teaspoon powdered)
1 pod of cardamom (or 1/8 teaspoon powdered)
2-3 saffron threads
1/2 teaspoon honey
Over medium heat, add all ingredients except the honey to a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Pour into a glass, and let cool slightly. Add honey to taste, and serve. If using fresh ginger, turmeric, or cardamom instead of powder versions, be sure to strain before adding honey.
Whenever possible, source local, organic ingredients to maximize your body’s intake and assimilation. If you wish to substitute with non-dairy products, we recommend organic nut or oat alternatives.