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.
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.
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.