Alcohol consumption in women is seventeen percent higher than this time last year (gee I wonder why). For men, it’s fourteen percent higher. I must admit: I’ve been doing my part for the team. But am I winning or losing? I turn to a whiskey or two at the end of the day, looking for ritual, comfort and relief. I do indeed find these things helpful, but I also find myself waking up with aching joints and a foggy brain. I decided to take a break from the booze and experiment with a new nighttime ritual to see if I could brighten my mornings.
After playing with a few combinations of herbal teas and tinctures, I discovered what I was looking for in a warm mug of golden milk spiked with CBD oil. Golden milk is a sweet, spicy, milky drink from India, made with turmeric. It offers instant pleasure, comfort, and relief, and may even reduce inflammation, lower anxiety, and elevate mood.
To magnify these effects, I added a full dropper of 2Rise full-spectrum CBD oil with turmeric, a formula that I’ve found decreases pain and reduces anxiety. The combination proved to be incredibly effective.
Dose Differently | Riser Recipes
Golden Milk Plus
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, soymilk, or coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- Pinch ground black pepper
- Pinch sea salt
- 1 full dropper of 2Rise Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Tincture ( w/Orange Essential Oil & Wildcrafted Turmeric)
- In a medium pot over medium heat, whisk together non-dairy milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and salt.
- Whisk frequently until mixture is frothy and steaming.
- Pour into a mug, add CBD oil, and drink up the sweet relief.
Serves 1—recipe doubles perfectly
A serving of this delicious golden elixir in the evening helps me chill out, sleep well, and wake up with fewer groans, more clarity in my mind, and more ease in my joints. I’m not entirely abandoning a nighttime drop of hooch (let’s not get carried away), but I am pulling myself out of the race to keep the ladies of Team Whiskey ahead of the men in this particular race. I’ll be here on the sidelines, cheering on my teammates with a mug of golden milk and a rosy new outlook.
2Rise Full Spectrum CBD Oil
Infused with Orange Essential Oil & Wildcrafted Turmeric, is the perfect balance of taste, purity and potency.