Benefits Of Haldi Doodh, The Vegan Way
Bonny Shah

Bonny Shah
07 July 2020

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

 Also known as Golden Milk, haldi doodh is touted for its healing, anti-inflammatory properties largely thanks to curcumin found in turmeric.

 Turmeric benefits have been recognised in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years as it helps with breathing problems, joint pain, fatigue, digestive issues, and more. Modern research also suggests that Turmeric is a potent antioxidant with antimicrobial and anticancer effects. With such stellar benefits, it is no surprise that haldi has been a part of many home remedies. One of the most common home remedies to manage the seasonal sniffles and cough is haldi doodh. It is a potent elixir that has helped many a generation. It is easily accessible and quick, making it ideal for almost everyone.

If you’ve opted for the vegan way of living, haldi doodh may seem like an unfeasible home remedy for you. But there are many plant-based milk options available in the market that can help you resolve this dilemma.

Benefits Of Plant-Based Milk

Plant-based milks are often made from nuts such as almonds, coconuts, cashews etc. While these options don’t contain the same amount of protein as traditional dairy, they do offer a lot of nutritional benefits. If you are a vegan, looking to enjoy the benefits of haldi doodh, nuts milks are the way to go.

Nut milks have lower calories and carbohydrates in comparison to cow’s milk. Many of them have as much or more calcium content. Nut milks contain fibre, which isn’t found in traditional milk options. Let’s look at some of the benefits of common nut milks.

Benefits of Almond Milk

Benefits of Haldi Doodh

One of the most commonly available vegan milks is almond milk. Unsweetened almond milk can contain up to 80% lesser calories than regular dairy. It is low in sugar as well, which makes it ideal for those trying to restrict their sugar intake. Additionally, one cup (240 ml) of almond milk can provide 20–50% of your daily vitamin E requirement. Almond milk can also provide up to 20–45% of your daily requirements of calcium per serving. Almond milk also contains good fats which are keep your heart healthy.

Benefits of Coconut Milk

Another commonly available vegan milk is coconut milk. Although it is high in calories and saturated fat, it does contain many other nutrients such as Vitamin C, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese. Coconut milk is also widely used in various Indian cuisines for savoury and dessert preparations making them ideal for vegans.

Haldi Doodh Vegan Recipes

For those who might be lactose-intolerant or vegan, here are some easy dairy-free recipes to help you enjoy the benefits of haldi milk.

Spiced Golden Milk

Haldi ka Doodh

Here’s a hot 5-minute spiced-up Vegan Haldi Milk recipe that’s easy to whip up and gives you all the great benefits of turmeric milk.

In a small saucepan, add Coconut milk, almond milk, ground turmeric, ground ginger, cinnamon stick, coconut oil, black pepper, and a sweetener of choice. Whisk to combine and warm over medium heat. Heat until about 4 minutes - whisking frequently. Serve warm.

Iced Turmeric Milk

Iced Turmeric Milk is refreshingly delicious, and it just happens to be nourishing, anti-inflammatory, and a modern take on an ancient healing drink. It only takes a couple of minutes to make and is a great swap for caffeine.

Take a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Combine Almond milk (or other non-dairy milk), turmeric, maple syrup, cinnamon powder, ground ginger, a little freshly ground black pepper and vanilla extract. Shake it well and strain over a cup filled with ice cubes.

Vanilla Turmeric Latte

Health benefits of turmeric milk aside, a mug of this comforting drink is also just the perfect way to cozy up at the end of a long day.

Set a small saucepan over low heat. Add Almond milk, 1 teaspoon Honey, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon stick, black pepper and stir with a whisk until combined. Keep just below a simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Strain out the spices and return the pan to the heat. Stir in the vanilla essence and coconut oil. Serve warm. You can also use vanilla flavoured non-dairy milk instead of almond milk and skip the vanilla essence.

To stay healthy, we have to keep our immunity high through natural ways as our main line of defense. The benefits of Haldi milk are perfect to assist you with that in a delicious way. Try a cup of Golden Milk for golden health!


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