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Shatavari Golden Milk

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Golden Milk

This is one of my favorite ways to get in those deeply nourishing adaptogens and all the anti- inflammatory benefits of turmeric. In Ayurveda many herbs are decocted (or heated) in milk. Many plants have constituents that become bio-available when extracted through fats. Ayurveda uses ghee and fats to nourish the ojas of the body, which keep our reproductive system and bodies juicy.

I love to enjoy golden milk as a sweet treat before bed or any time when I am experiencing inflammation. One of my favorite herbalists who gave me a version of this recipe, Trinity Ava. Trinity often references turmeric as an excellent pain reliever. And I must say, it is way tastier than an ibuprofen.


1/2 tsp of turmeric powder

1/4 – 1/2 tsp of adaptogenic herb powders (such as shatavari, ashwaganha, or astragulus)

1 cup of milk (I prefer whole milk, but coconut would be nice too)

1 tsp of ghee (or coconut oil)

and honey to taste.


Bring the milk to a simmer with the herbs. Stir to dissolve the powders. Then add in honey, your ghee, and enjoy!

*For our ghee recipe go here.

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    • Summer Ashley
      Summer Ashley says

      You will LOVE it Amanda, you can also use coconut milk and coconut oil… it is delicious either way. <3

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