A few refreshing remedies to add to your evening wind down. From fresh mint tea, lemon verbena and now my new find is warm coconut milk with turmeric.
After a little 20-30 minute relaxing yoga routine, I settle down on my mat with my favorite mug sipping this aromatic bedtime drink.
Bedtime coconut detox:
Add 2 tablespoons coconut milk with 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric and a scant of cinnamon.
Here is Matilda’s recipe…play with it! I simplified mine to not have so much coconut milk 🙂
Matilda Goad’s Turmeric and Coconut-Milk Elixir
- ½ a turmeric root, grated and chopped
- ½ tsp grated nutmeg
- ½ tsp dried cinnamon
- ½ tsp cardamom
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Add 1 cup of coconut milk to a pouring pan. (Goad likes Labour & Wait’s enamel milk pan)
- Peel and then grate one small turmeric root, before chopping slightly and adding to the pan.
- Grate a little nutmeg, and then add it to the pan together with the cinnamon and cardamom.
- Keep it on low heat stirring regularly for around five minutes until slightly steaming. Do not boil as milk will burn.
- Check for taste and add more spice as required.
- Once ready, use a wooden spoon to strain the turmeric from the liquid as you transfer into a cup. For extra comfort, warm the cup with hot water before pouring the liquid from the pan. Makes one serving.
Thanks to Matilda Goad for sharing this with us! Check out her Instagram @matildagoad & website www.matildagoad.com
For more on Matilda Goad, see this article from The New York Times…
To usher in the new year, we asked creative people to share the homemade recipes they count on to detox, cleanse — and refresh.
“When I have my back issues, that’s really just my body screaming at me,” says the creative consultant Matilda Goad. “I always think I’m not stressed out. But it is hard being a one-man band.” Goad, 28, has gained a reputation in London thanks to her work for everyone from Shrimps (the purveyors of faux-fur coats beloved by millennials) to the traditional furniture brand Soane Britain; in February, she launched her eponymous home-goods website, which sells the scallop-edged rattan lampshade that is one of this year’s most coveted décor items.
Behind the scenes, in lieu of drawing a bath or making a cup of hot cocoa after a long day in the studio, Goad prepares a turmeric latte as part of her nightly de-stressing routine. The drink is part of her active approach to wellness to keep her stressors in check; she also schedules regular cranial osteopathy, reflexology and acupuncture sessions with the local Ladbroke Grove practitioners. It was a chef friend who introduced Goad to “golden milk,” a warming blend of spices and turmeric served in coconut milk that is prized for its anti-inflammatory properties. Rather than purchasing a ready-made option, Goad prefers the process of making her own homemade brew. She picks up the ingredients from the Spice Shop off Portobello Road and assembles it mostly by eye, smelling and tasting the mixture and then making adjustments.
Goad counterbalances the drink’s all-embracing soporific effect with a box-set binge (right now, the terrifying crime series “The Tunnel” is in her DVR). “It’s like a hug,” she says of sipping the evening elixir. “It switches me into a different mentality. You’re certainly not going to reply to an email after you’ve drunk this.”