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Comforting, Delicious, Cannabis-Infused Golden Milk is Great for Your Health

For those who don’t know, Portland, Oregon is a very, very rainy city. If you have the means, try to get at least a day or two out of town, somewhere with bright blue skies and some sun. It’s a game changer. 

On one of my getaways, I traveled with my friend Janet to Palm Springs. Glorious. On this particular trip, we went to the local farmer’s market where I discovered golden milk.

I was headed there for a date shake (see recipe below) but ended up with the spice mix that has changed my winter health and wellness routine.  

Golden milk is a blend of spices dissolved in your choice of milk product. I love it with oat milk, but any milk goes.

Turmeric is touted for a variety of health benefits including improvement of memory, lessening inflammation and joint stiffness, and reducing the risk of cancer and heart health.

Plus, it’s comforting and delicious.  

Regardless of where you live, hot or cold, dry or wet, this drink is the epitome of comfort. I’ve started my day with it and have sipped it during my nighttime bath. It keeps for about five days — make a bunch and drink as needed!

Golden Milk

One of my favorite recipes from my book The Cannabis Apothecary, this drink was a relatively recent discovery and is now a mainstay of my cold-weather remedies.

Serves 2

What You’ll Need: 

• 2 cups milk of your choice

• 1-2 tablespoons sweetener
(maple syrup, sugar, agave, honey)

• 3 teaspoons turmeric

• 2 teaspoons infused coconut oil, 5mg. THC per tsp. 

• 1 teaspoon ground ginger

• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

• Pinch white pepper

Directions: 

1. In a medium saucepan, combine the ingredients. Allow the mixture to come to a gentle simmer, whisking frequently.  

2. Divide the milk between two cups, and sprinkle with ginger or cinnamon.

Laurie’s Date Night Shake

Serves 2

• 2 teaspoons canna-oil

• 8 pitted dates

• 1/3 cup whole almonds

• 2 cups milk of your choice

• 1 small frozen banana

• 1/2 cup oats

• 1/2 cup almond butter

• 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

• 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions:
1. Heat the canna oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the dates and the almonds and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

2. Place the remaining ingredients in the blender and add the dates and almonds, making sure to scrape the oil into the blender.

3. Puree till well blended and divide between two glasses.

This article first appeared in Volume 4 Issue 4 of Cannabis & Tech Today. Read the full issue here.

Author

  • Laurie Wolf is the author of such cannabis cookbooks as Marijuana Edibles, HERB, The Medical Marijuana Dispensary, and Cooking with Cannabis. Her recipes have been featured in High Times, Dope Magazine, Culture, and more. She is also the founder of Laurie + MaryJane, an edible company offering everything from almond truffle bites to vegan chocolate cookies.

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