Golden Milk Recipe

Dr. Bahareh Moshtagh, ND

Vegan, Gluten free

This Chai Tea Recipe is a great way to add medicinal value to your daily routine that can be caffeinated or caffeine free!

 

Benefits of Chai Tea:

 

Chai Tea is a digestive that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

 

Fresh ingredients:

  • 2 cups of your choice of non-dairy milk, unsweetened

  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
    Optional:

    • 1 tsp grass-fed ghee 

    • Few drops of vanilla extract

    • Honey to taste

Dry ingredients:

  • 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp crushed cardamom seeds

  • 1/2-1 tsp cinnamon powder

  • 1/4 tsp black peppercorn

  • 1/2 tsp crushed all spice

  • 2 petals of anise

  • 2 clove buds

  • 1 tsp red rooibos tea (caffeine free) OR 2 tsp black tea (caffeinated)

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Blend dry ingredients in a blender (i.e. NutriBullet or spice blender). If you would like to store a larger amount for the week multiply amounts.

  2. Bring nut milk (and ghee if you chose to) to a simmer on medium heat in a saucepan. Once heated, add freshly grated ginger and dry spices.

  3. Cover saucepan and turn off oven. Allow saucepan to sit for 10-15 minutes.

  4. When ready to drink, add honey and vanilla extract.
     

Note:

  • I prefer freshly grated ginger but to make things easier you can find dry ginger root to add to your dry ingredients.

  • The methods outlined in instructions are essential for preserving the oils in the spice, not overcooking the spices. Note vanilla extract and honey are delicate in their nutrients and should be added off heat to avoid breaking down enzymes and oxidizing flavors.

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