Golden milk has been a trend in the health world for a few years. I first tried it about 5 years ago, and have been enjoying it regularly since. Typically, golden milk is enjoyed as a hot milk drink and is perfect as a warm, comforting pre-bedtime snack. It’s made with the flavorful spices cinnamon and ginger, which boast huge health benefits which you can read more about in this blog post. The star of the show is turmeric, a bright orange-yellow spice that has the potential to reduce the risk of chronic disease such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease. The little dash of pepper in the recipe actually helps boosts the digestion of turmeric.
I decided to take this popular drink and turn it into a breakfast in the form of chia seed pudding! In addition to the powerful spices, the chia seeds provide their own nutritional benefits. Each serving of the pudding contains ¼ cup seeds, offering 12 grams of protein and 20 grams of fiber. They are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory and extremely heart healthy! If you’re not convinced, try giving it a shot for the delicious taste instead!
Golden Milk Chia Pudding
Yield: 2 servings
- 1, 15 oz. can light coconut milk
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. ground ginger
- Dash of pepper
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 2 tsp. honey
- Combine all ingredients and divide into 2 mason jars. Stir well to combine. I recommend shaking the mason jar or stirring a few times over the course a couple hours to prevent clumping of the chia seeds.
- Let sit at least 3 hours or overnight.