Drink This Delicious Turmeric-Coconut Bedtime Drink For Sleep & Digestion
We’ve all heard of bulletproof coffee by now. But what about bulletproof golden milk, leveraging the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric while still harnessing the power of the MCTS and the right kind of fats that you would normally get with like a bulletproof coffee. So here’s what we’ve got in this simple bulletproof golden milk recipe.
What ingredients we have and their benefits:
Unsweetened almond milk
We’ve got one cup of warmed up unsweetened almond milk that is carrageenan free. It’s anti-inflammatory in and of itself.
Then next up, we have about a half a tablespoon of pure turmeric. Now, in this case I’m going to use pure thrive, simply because it’s a little bit easier because it’s liquid, it’s gonna blend a little bit better. It also tastes better plus it has a lot more of the bioactive curcumin that we need in it.
I am also gonna have a little bit of regular turmeric too, just for flavor. The reason that we’re putting turmeric in there is simply because it blocks something known as a nuclear factor Kappa B. it’s a mouthful to say, but what it ultimately does is that it turns off the genetic precursor to inflammation within the cell, yes turmeric can literally reprogram your genetics to be a little bit lower in inflammation. It’s truly the root of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, no pun intended okay.
Then next up, we go into coconut oil. I’m just gonna add half a tablespoon of coconut oil. The reason that I’m using coconut oil is simply because of what is known as mono Lauren. Mono Lauren is what lauric acid converts into in your body and it’s heavily prevalent in coconut oil. What it does is, it attaches itself to a gram positive bacteria which can be a bad bacteria and when it attaches itself to it it makes it so that it has a hard time reproducing and replicating. Therefore your immune system is able to do its job better and the good bacteria is able to flourish whereas the bad bacteria is restricted from reproducing. That’s the main benefit there.
Then I have about half a tablespoon of good old MCT oil. MCTs are medium chain triglycerides. They are also contained in coconut oil but this is a pure form of them. What that’s gonna do is help increase ketone bodies in your bloodstream. Ketones are not bad, ketones are good. They help your body reduce more inflammation and they’re a tremendous source of energy so that’s why we have them. Ketons bypass the liver altogether, they don’t require bile salts and go right in the bloodstream and give a energy boost.
Next up, we have a tablespoon of raw honey. If you’re in ketosis you’re doing something different, you can use stevia, it has antibacterial properties too. But the reason that we’re using honey is simply because it contains something known as Bifidobacterium which is a natural probiotic, that’s going to help your gut bacteria flourish even more. While you already have the benefits from the mono Lauren from the coconut oil, you’re now getting an additional benefit from the honey so you stop the bad bacteria from growing.
Lastly we have a little bit of cinnamon. I have about a teaspoon of it, but you can go as little as a quarter to a half a teaspoon. Why am i using cinnamon? simply because it’s going to increase your insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity is imperative especially if you’re someone that’s dealing with high blood sugar or you’re diabetic. What it’s going to do is, it’s going to make your body more responsive to what you eat, so essentially your cells are gonna require less insulin to actually allow blood sugar to do its job. Studies have shown that simply as little as 1, 3 and 6 grams of cinnamon per day can have a huge impact and reduce your blood sugar by 18 to 20 percent.
All I’m gonna do now put this in a magic bullet like blender. Mix it up, comes out a nice creamy golden color, pop it in a mug, and I have got an anti-inflammatory lovely fat-burning drink that tastes amazing. It is going to help you kick start your day to a tremendous anti-inflammatory and ketogenic lifestyle.