Golden Milk – an ancient drink using Turmeric

I’ve spoken about the antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties of Turmeric in my other winter wellness staple drink.

Many people make this recipe by adding all ingredients to hot milk/water combo and serving instantly.  I prefer to make a paste that can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (or if it develops a metallic taste) to have on hand for regular cups and easy making.

Golden milk paste. Image taken from google images.
Golden milk paste. Image taken from Google Images.

To make the paste:

  • 1/2 cup of mineral water
  • 1/4 cup organic Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Add all ingredients into a pan and heat on medium.  Stir well to create a paste, can take up to 8-10minutes.  If it becomes to dry add a dash more water.  Allow to cool and then place in a glass jar, label with date and keep refrigerated.

Image taken from google images
Image taken from Google Images

Golden Milk recipe

  • 1/4 of turmeric paste
  • 1 cup of milk or dairy free alternative, hemp, almond, coconut all work well
  • 1 teaspoon cold pressed coconut oil
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • One slice of fresh ginger root
  • Some honey to taste

Add all ingredients (except honey and oil) to a pan and heat up gently.  Once cooled a little add honey and oil.  The oil provides you with healthy fats and further increases the turmeric absorption.  It helps joint lubrication and cellular function.

Image taken from google images
Image taken from Google Images