Want a healthy energy drink in the morning or night? The answer is milk.
Milk is a wholesome food. Milk does a body good! It provides special and unique nutrition to humans, particularly to vegetarian people like me. Milk nourishes all the tissues and muscles in the body.
In order to get all the health benefits of milk as a wholesome food, it has to be consumed the right way. Fresh, organic, unpasteurized, un-homogenized whole milk, ideally raw, is the best milk. But rather than drinking cold milk out of the refrigerator, milk should be boiled on a slow heat for few minutes. By boiling raw milk, it changes the molecular structure of milk so it is more easily digestible.
With this nutty masala, one gets all the benefits of nuts and saffron, in addition to all the goodness of milk.
Here is a simple recipe for Milk Masala, also known as Moon Milk.
Healthy Nutty Milk Masala:
Ingredients for powder:
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup green pistachios, unsalted
- 1 Tbsp cardamom seeds from pods
- A few strands of saffron
- Nutmeg (optional)
How To Make Masala
A coffee grinder or spice grinder is a must. What helps in this tough job is a Vitamix blender. It is very handy and grinds very fast. Grind all the ingredients into an equal consistency, until they become powder as in the picture above. This is now your masala that you can mix into the recipe below.
How to Make Masala Milk
- 2 cups 2% or skim milk
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tbsp milk masala
- On medium high heat, bring milk to a rolling boil.
- Add sugar and masala to milk. Let it boil for few minutes till saffron gets its rich color, as in the picture above.
- Alternatively, you can use a microwave oven. Add all the ingredients in a cup, stir, and then microwave for one minute and thirty seconds. Stir again and enjoy!
When it is too late for dinner but you don’t want to go to bed hungry, have a cup of hot milk with a grate of nutmeg or a few strands of saffron. Very useful for insomnia and restful sleep. Some people with lactose intolerance even find that nutmeg helps them digest milk.
Good night, and sleep well.