Warm milk has long been used for soothing and relaxing, but what about making it a gourmet nutrition-booster, too? That’s what we did!
Here’s what you’ll need to make a nutrient-packed cup of warm milk.
- Whole Raw Milk: Low-fat is not healthy. We need all of that wonderful fat for energy, brain function and fat-soluble vitamins. Milk was designed by God to be consumed raw or cultured, not pasteurized and homogenized. Our bodies can’t properly digest it that way, as evidenced by the huge numbers of people with “lactose intolerance”. If you’d like to find raw milk in your area, look here!
- Gelatin: This isn’t the cheapo gelatin that can be found in most stores. Look for this brand of gelatin, which comes from grass-fed cows. Why gelatin? It is fantastic for the digestive tract and it’s full of amino acids. It’s also good for the skin and joints.
- Coconut Cream: Coconut products are antiviral, very stable, full of good fats and absolutely delicious! Coconut cream gives a concentrated boost of nutrition and fantastic flavor. I order organic coconut cream concentrate from Tropical Traditions.
- Raw, Unfiltered Honey: Be certain you are getting unfiltered honey, not just raw. When it’s filtered, much of the beneficial elements are removed. Raw, unfiltered honey is packed full of enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants. It is antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. If you buy from a local beehive, it can even reduce seasonal allergies! This organic, raw, unfiltered honey is amazing!
- Vanilla Extract: Store-bought can have additives, so I like to make my own. It tastes fantastic and includes vitamins and trace minerals. If you aren’t comfortable with the alcohol in extracts, you can always just scrape the vanilla seeds from a bean and put them straight into the milk!
- Cinnamon: What you want is “sweet/Sri Lanka/Ceylon/true” cinnamon, not “cassia” cinnamon. All those fantastic health benefits we hear about from cinnamon (blood sugar stabilizing, anti-fungal, etc.) are found in the sweet cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon (which is what you get from most grocery stores!) can even be dangerous. The high levels of coumarin in cassia can cause liver and kidney damage, over time. The “sweet” cinnamon at this site is the only cinnamon my family uses!
Now that you can see how healthy this drink is, it’s time for you to taste how delicious it is, too! This recipe is for one person, so just multiply for additional servings.
- 1 1/2 cups whole raw milk
- 1 teaspoon gelatin
- 1 tablespoon coconut cream
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- sprinkle of cinnamon
What To Do:
- In a small saucepan, whisk the cold milk and gelatin for one minute.
- Add the coconut cream and whisk over low heat until warm.
- Remove from heat and whisk in the honey and vanilla.
- Pour into cups and top with cinnamon.
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