Vegan Golden Milk
Reduces Vata & Pitta, Kaphas can drink in moderation
Best During: Summer, Fall, Winter
Digestive Types: Tikshna Agni, Visham Agni, Sam Agni
Golden Milk is a drink staple in the 3HO (kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan) organization. Made with organic milk infused with turmeric it is highly anti-inflammatory, sattvic, nourishing, and rejuvenative.
Part of the glory of golden milk comes from the milk itself. Milk is considered the Rasa, or essence of the many medicinal plants the animal has eaten and is therefore considered a life giver. Milk is tranquilizing, strengthening, increases Ojas (life vigor, sustenance), and is considered Sattvic (pure, increases spiritual awareness). However, high quality milk (unpasteurized, taken respectively from the cow, and preferably raw) is hard to come by. Check out realmilk.com for resources near you. So, we made an extraordinary alternative for your tasting pleasures.
4 Cups Purified Water
1/2 C Macadamia Nuts
1/2 C Brazil Nuts
3 Thai Coconuts
4 Large Pitted Raw Dates or 1/2 T Raw Honey
4 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp Pink Pepper
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Soak brazil and macadamia nuts over night.
Break open raw coconuts and pour water into a vitamix. Scoop out raw coconut meat and also put in vitamix with dates, turmeric, pink pepper, and sea salt, blend at high speed.
Pour into a large glass pitcher.
Strain and rinse brazil nuts and macadamia nuts. Add four cups of water and blend at high speed. If you do not have a vitamix, you will have to strain through a nut milk bag or a cheesecloth.
Add nut milk to coconut milk. Mix together and serve.