Strange Healthy Things:Golden Milk

Today is the first time I am hearing of this drink. I had always known that turmeric had amazing health benefits so it was no surprise to me seeing it yet again in another creation. I had previously used Turmeric as an attempt to whiten my teeth and also once before to treat skin problems.

Currently I found myself with two very painful skin boils on different parts of my body. I had not gotten these in a while.Might be stress, dehydration or unhealthy eating that caused it, but this lead me to search and later stumble upon Golden Milk as not only a treatment for skin problems but many other things like inflammation. A quick google search will drown you with information.

I found that I had most of the ingredients on hand but this is no tutorial as I didn’t follow the recipe.This is merely just a taste test review. I do love teas but never had I tasted a tea based on spices and basic kitchen seasoning? Here’s what I thought.

Ingredients I used but not full recipe: Turmeric, Coconut milk, Black pepper, Cinnamon,Nutmeg, Vanilla Extract, Honey (then sugar because it was still too bitter) and finally a dash of faith.

I blended the ingredients which really was not necessary, you can just put it all in the pot and boil/warm till everything is warm and mixed.

TASTE THOUGHTS: At first I cringed! It  tasted like sweet curry. I tried and just couldn’t figure out if I liked it or not. The under taste of vanilla,cinnamon and nutmeg tasted familiar like a spice cake or eggnog but the unfamiliar taste and texture of the turmeric frightened me. I then thought that I should drink alongside a cucumber sandwich as healthy things normally taste better with healthy things right? It worked. I was able to drink most of the tea alongside the sandwich without the weird feeling.

I deduced that this type of drink may just be an acquired taste. Some cultures are already used to it but for me it was strange and unfamiliar. It was good enough to be sipped continually which lead me to believe that it is possible to try this again and perhaps vary the amount of the quantity of ingredients used. There was a lot going on as if it were a seasoning carnival in my cup. The weirdest thing about this drink was having black pepper in tea although it was hardly noticeable.

If you have tried this definitely let me know your thoughts and suggestions. Did you use this to treat anything in particular?Share the story below!



My Menstrual Cup Experience

I Learnt about menstrual cups randomly while watching you tube videos and immediately thought no way in heaven I would want to shove any foreign object up there and then I thought about all the days where I couldn’t afford pads and thought maybe I should try.

I then ordered my first cup which was the Lena cup. It was cute and exciting . I anticipated my period only to be disappointed at the learning curve and even more surprised at the firmness of the Lena cup for me. I was constantly getting issues with my bladder and so although I loved my Lena cup and Just when I thought I was understanding its personality , I couldn’t ignore that this cup may be a bit too firm for me.

The pain to my bladder occurred when I urinated with the cup, when the cup opened inside and even removing the cup. It may have been my in experience or just that I was not comfy with this particular cup. I put my cup in a corner for the rest of the year after about 5 period cycles and in sadness and frustration went back to pads. Menstrual cups and I had broken up.I categorized it as a foreign object, a stranger to me and my vagina.

I finally got the courage to try  my Lena cup again , nervous and hesitant and to my surprise I couldn’t find it anywhere! I wondered if I had discarded it  in frustration. The cup was lost,  it was gone. Slightly relieved, I began the search for a softer menstrual cup. Some worried that I was going to be transitioning from a very firm cup to a very soft one and I am worried about it as well.

I decided to go with the Flower Pot menstrual cup as it resembled the Blossom Cup almost perfectly and I had researched that the Blossom cup was an extremely soft cup.  I got the Flower Pot cup and may I just say , VERY cute pouch , thank you very much. However, the pouch is not what will matter. I will be testing this cup out next cycle and again I am once more very excited and hopeful after many horror moments from last attempt. I Am READY.

If any of you have tried the menstrual cup which is so popular right now , share your stories, tips and advice in a comment!