Turmeric Paste: How to Make Golden Milk
I’m not a big coffee drinker. I do love teas, and having healthy ones so that I know I’m doing my body good. I wanted to share this wonderful recipe for Turmeric paste and tea because Turmeric is one of those herbs that I personally love taken as food. This is one of my favorite and easiest ways to get in all the amazing benefits of Turmeric.
Turmeric is considered a super food in itself, one of the earth’s treasures ( in my opinion), and used worldwide extensively. It has many benefits:
*anti-inflammatory on joints and muscles
*liver cleanser-improves liver functions, helps increase your livers ability to clear ldl ( bad choesterol)
* Uterine Cleanser
*powerful anti-oxidant-protecting cells from free radicals
*great for digestion!-used a lot in cooking all over the world!
*the list could go on…
So, one of my favorite things to drink in the am is not coffee, but Golden Milk. First I make a paste with turmeric to add the water element since turmeric can be a little drying( plus I have a lot of vata). Cooling it down and cooking it also to make it more bioavailable!
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 cup) of organic turmeric powder ( i get mine from mountainroseherbs.com)
Put the water and turmeric in a small saucepan and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon on med to low heat. Be careful because turmeric stains! When the mixture begins to thicken it is ready. Pour it into a glass container, close it with a lid and store in the fridge. * It will stay good for at least 30 days.
For the Golden Milk:
- 1 cup of milk (you can use cow’s milk, goat’s milk or non dairy ones such as soy or rice milk) I like to use Almond milk:)
- about 1/2-1 Tsp of turmeric paste
- 1 teaspoon sweetener (honey for my kapha friends, maple syrup or succant for my pitta/vata friends)
- 1/2-1 teaspoon of ghee
- Pinch of ground cinnamon or cardamom, if you like:)