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Organic Golden Milk of Bliss Drink

September 1, 2019 in Eat Local & Organic
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Sebastian Pole, co-founder of Pukka Herbs and Master Herbalist, holds a piece of dried aswaghanda root up close to the camera.
Sebastian Pole, the co-founder of Pukka Herbs and Master Herbalist, inspects a piece of dried Ashwagandha root.

Why Turmeric?


Interestingly, it’s been about six years since Sebastian Pole, Medical Herbalist, and the co-founder of Pukka Herbs told me in an interview that we should all consume organic turmeric in our diets on a daily basis for its antioxidant protection and to promote vibrant health and longevity.  The most delicious way to consume it? His Organic ‘Golden Milk of Bliss recipe’.

Using turmeric as food as medicine in daily cooking is supported by the latest scientific research which reveals that turmeric is a wonder of nature. The spice that thrives in hot, arid countries such as India offers protection against inflammation and poor circulation and its effect on the body. Find out how you can incorporate turmeric into your daily diet by drinking organic turmeric tea, which has been shown to offer as much anti-oxidant protection as a bowl of blueberries. Smoothies and cold-pressed juices are another way to enjoy the health benefits from the super spice. But of all the recipes, this organic golden milk cup of Bliss is wonderfully comforting and especially good at bedtime, to aid restful sleep. In India, mums make golden milk to settle boisterous little ones.

More About the Organic Golden Milk Ingredients

A flat-lay of all the ingredients required for the Golden Milk of Bliss recipe, including cardamom pods, crushed almonds, honey, saffron, ashwagandha root, nutmeg, turmeric root powder, and almond milk.
A flat-lay of all the ingredients required for the Golden Milk of Bliss recipe.

Almond

This delicious nut is sweet to taste, heating, heavy and oily in quality. It builds, strengthens and has aphrodisiac qualities that boost fertility.

A close up of crushed almonds in a bamboo bowl.
A close-up of crushed almonds.

Nutmeg

Believed to ‘hold the energy in’, nutmeg is calming and helps to break the tiring sleep-awake-sleep-awake pattern of transient insomnia.

Cardamom pod

The aromatic essential oils in cardamom are used to help digest the highly nutritious fats in this replenishing elixir.

A close-up of cardamom pods with a blurred bowl of honey in the background.
A close-up of cardamom pods.

Ashwagandha root

This is one of nature’s greatest gifts – it helps us sleep well, therefore giving us more energy. Its Latin name is Withania Somnifera, alluding to its gentle soporific effects, which are accentuated when it’s used at night and with milk. Ashwagandha means ‘the smell of a horse’ – you won’t smell like a horse the next day, but you will wake with the grace, elegance, and vigour of one.

A container of turmeric powder sits in the background while piles of saffron and ashwagandha root sit blurred in the foreground.
A display of some of the ingredients for the Golden Milk of Bliss drink, including a container of turmeric powder and piles of saffron and ashwagandha root.

Saffron

One of the remarkable things about saffron is that the colourful pigments are both water- and fat-soluble meaning its depression-lifting, blood-circulating, aphrodisiac qualities are easily extracted and only small amounts are needed.

Turmeric root

 A sprinkle of this golden magic helps bring warmth to your digestion and a little more life to your life. Because turmeric helps increase the flow of blood deep into your tissues and organs, it brings more nutrition and health to your whole body and mind. 

A flat-lay of all the ingredients required for the Golden Milk of Bliss recipe, including cardamom pods, crushed almonds, honey, saffron, ashwagandha root, nutmeg, turmeric root powder, and almond milk, including cardamom pods, crushed almonds, honey, saffron, ashwagandha root, nutmeg, turmeric root powder, and almond milk.
A flat-lay of all the ingredients mixed in a saucepan for the Golden Milk of Bliss recipe.

Organic Golden Milk of Bliss Recipe

A graphic for Pukka's Golden Milk of Bliss Recipe with ingredients and instructions. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
A graphic for Pukka’s Organic Golden Milk of Bliss Recipe. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
This warming recipe is taken from the new book, Cleanse Nurture Restore with Herbal Tea by Sebastian Pole, and is available from all good bookshops or from the online Pukka shop http://bit.ly/CleanseNurtureRestore

The cover of co-founder of Pukka and Master Herbalist, Sebastian Pole's book, 'Cleanse Nurture Restore with Herbal Tea'. Photography by Kim Lightbody, published by Frances Lincoln.
Sebastian Pole’s newest book on using herbal tea to cleanse, nurture, and restore your body, mind, and soul.

Extracted from Cleanse Nurture Restore with Herbal Tea by Sebastian Pole, photography by Kim Lightbody, published by Frances Lincoln. Available from all good bookshops or Pukka’s online shop.

A box of Pukka Herbs' Supreme Matcha Green Tea.
Come Explore Our Organic Food Larder: Pukka Herbs’ Organic Supreme Matcha Green Tea is the perfect pick-me-up and instant summer reminder as the seasons change and start to grow colder.

To purchase Pukka Herbs’ amazing and nutritious products like the Supreme Matcha Green Tea, visit our organic magazine’s shop! Every purchase helps to fund more good #organic4theplanet journalism and paid internships for graduates.


Ethical Hedonist's Conscious Horoscope column cover image, illustrated by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
An illustration by Gwynnie Duesbery for Stefanie James’ monthly Conscious Horoscope column.

Would you like to read more of our deliciously organic journalism? Read October’s Conscious Horoscope by our consulting astrologer, Stefanie James, brings you all the conscious, Ethical Hedonist advice and wisdom surrounding life, love, happiness, heartbreak and more for the next month!

Stefanie is a consulting astrologer, international lecturer, podcaster, and Reiki Master practitioner. Stefanie’s work has appeared in a variety of publications including her monthly horoscope column for ELLE magazine.


This recipe and facts about the herbs, spices, and nuts are courtesy of Sebastian Pole and our friends at Pukka Herbs.
Introduction and editing by Editor-in-Chief, Alison Jane Reid.
Layout, graphics, and additional writing and research by Gwynnie Duesbery. Gwynnie recently completed her joint BA(Hons) in Media + Communications and Sociology at Kingston University London after interning with Ethical Hedonist for the past year. Support Gwynnie as our very first paid editorial assistant by pledging to our @patreon campaign, buying our organic magazine t-shirts, donating to our Paypal or hiring us to put some stellar stardust into your ethical storytelling.
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