I have just discovered my new favorite nightcap. I have been listening to my teachers tell me for years to drink warm spiced milk in the evening. Something about it just didn’t appeal to me. I don’t drink dairy products and it seemed a little gross. But tonight I gave it a try and I’m wondering why I didn’t trust that this would be delicious.
Warm milk is easy to digest and the added spices increase the digestibility even more. The spices are very soothing and grounding. The whole combination is said to be nourishing and rejuvenating for the body and mind. The combination of warm milk and nutmeg is known by many as a sleep aid. I can see this becoming a regular thing.
Here’s the recipe for 2 servings:
- 2 cups of whole organic milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp ghee (optional)
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp ginger powder
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- a couple of shakes of cinnamon
- a shake of black pepper
- dash of Himalayan salt
- 2-3 strands of saffron (optional)
- sugar, maple syrup, or agave to taste
Heat the milk, water and spices (except sweetener) just to a boil in a small pot. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes. Use a whisk or fork to stir frequently. Transfer the milk to your cup and add the sweetener to your liking. I used a teaspoon of maple syrup.