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Vegetarian Cooking Recipes

Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk)

FD036A12-D0C2-4F65-BBB3-F04CF121592CGolden milk is a traditional Indian Ayurvedic drink made with ground Turmeric (or Fresh Turmeric),  milk, black pepper, rock sugar and ghee. Other spices and sweeteners can be added to make more tasty and nutritional.

There multiple health benefits. Turmeric Milk is full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Supporting brain function and improving memory, preventing heart disease, may reduce the risk of cancer etc.

It is the perfect warm drink for winter months or other nighttime drink. Make for yourself and family and enjoy!!

Ingredients

  • Regular Milk or any other milk (Almond, Cashew, Coconut etc.)
  • Turmeric 1 Tsp.
  • Pinch of crushed Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Ginger Powder
  • Rock Sugar to taste
  • Optional
  • Coconut oil or Ghee (Clarified Butter) ½ Tsp. you can add if you like

Method

  • Place milk, turmeric powder, ginger powder, crushed black pepper, Sugar in a small sauce pan.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until warm not boiling.
  • Give it taste; adjust spice according to your desire.
  • Turn off heat and Strain into your cups or in a glass.If preferred, sprinkle with ground cinnamon or cardamom powder. Serve.

Variation (Method same as above)

 Golden Milk with Saffron

  • Milk two cups + Turmeric 1 Tsp. + Saffron 4-6 stems + Pinch of ground ginger and cardamom powder

  Golden Milk with Tea Masala

  • Milk two cups + Turmeric 1 Tsp. + Saffron 4-6 stems + Tea Masala ½ Tsp. + Crushed Almonds.

   Golden Milk with Fennel Seeds

  • Milk two cups + Turmeric 1 Tsp. + Pinch of ground ginger + Fennel Seeds (Roasted and Crushed) ½ Tsp.

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Berry Blast Smoothie

imageBeery Blast Smoothie is a quick and simple to make in a summer. It’s delicious, creamy, nutrient with all berries together.

Ingredients 

  • Mix Frozen or Fresh Berries 1 Cup
  • Banana 1
  • Clear Honey ½ tsp.
  • Almond Milk or Water or Juice according to your desire consistency (According to ayurveda milk and yogurt are incompatible with sour fruits so trying to avoid to use in my smoothie).
  • Flax seeds or hempseeds or chia seeds or sesame seeds 1 Tbsp.     

Method 

  1. Add all of the ingredients with filtered water or almond milk to a blender.
  2. Blend until everything is mixed (I am using Vitamix Blender so blending up to 30 to 40 second).
  3. Add more water or Almond milk if the mixture is too thick.
  4. Enjoy your smoothie!!!
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