This drink is no Horlicks replacement and you may want to look elsewhere for your relaxing, end-of-the-night beverage, but what it does have is a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. That makes it a very valuable addition to your recipe book.
Golden Milk is an ancient Ayurvedic drink made using turmeric and milk, and it’s the best way I can think of to get turmeric into the daily diet. Turmeric is very good for you as it has a lot of curcumin, a powerful polyphenol antioxidant that also gives the brew its beautiful golden colour.
Turmeric has been widely studied for its health benefits such as:
- aids in digestion
- blood purifier
- clears the skin
- Aids memory and brain function
Making Golden Milk is so easy, and by making a Golden Paste ahead of time, you can enjoy a nice hot cup of Golden Milk in minutes!
Here’s how to make Golden Paste and Golden Milk:
- 1/2 cup Organic Turmeric Powder
- 1 cup water
- 1.5 teaspoons black pepper
- 5 Tablespoons virgin coconut oil
In a stainless steel pot; gently heat the water, turmeric and black pepper and stir for about 7-10 minutes until it forms a nice thick paste.
After removing the heat, add the coconut oil and mix very well, preferably with a whisk.
Having made the paste transfer it to a sealed jar. It wants to be stored in the fridge and to be finished by the end of the fortnight.
Golden Paste can also be used in smoothies, to make salad dressings, in curries, or any way your heart desires, and pets love golden paste too.
- 1 teaspoon Golden Paste
- 2 cups milk (I use Almond or Rice Milk)
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
- Honey to taste (optional)
- Pinch cinnamon (optional)
In a stainless steel pot; gently heat (but be careful not to boil), 2 cups of milk with 1 teaspoon of golden paste. A whisk is helpful to fully mix the paste into the milk.
Finally add your optional ingredients.