by Lynelle Frazier at Health Impact News
Recently, I have been enjoying a hot cup of Golden Milk instead of my coffee, and that’s saying a lot for this coffee addict! Who wouldn’t enjoy something that’s delicious, creamy and satisfying, and also so good for you?
Golden Milk is an ancient Ayurvedic drink made using turmeric and milk – and it’s one of the best ways I know to incorporate turmeric into one’s daily diet. Turmeric is known to have so many health benefits due to curcumin, a powerful polyphenol antioxidant that also gives turmeric its beautiful golden color.
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! Because turmeric is fat-soluble, using virgin coconut oil not only increases turmeric’s health benefits, but it adds one more way to use this healthy fat every day! I use raw milk, but any milk can be used. Black pepper’s piperine has also been shown to increase curcumin’s bioavailability by 2000%, and the taste is undetectable in the Golden Milk.
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
- 1 teaspoon Golden Paste
- 2 cups milk
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
- Honey to taste (optional)
- Pinch cinnamon (optional)
In a stainless steel pot, gently heat, but do not boil, 2 cups of milk with 1 teaspoon of golden paste. A whisk is helpful to fully mix the paste into the milk. Add optional vanilla, honey and/or cinnamon.
Next time you think about having a cup of coffee, try some Golden Milk instead. Drinking a cup of Golden Milk every day could keep the doctor away!
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!