Turmeric is a root that has been used for centuries for medicinal and wellness purposes. This bright yellow spice has both anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It's probably best known for its use in curries, but we love when we find new ways to use this product. Elen shared this recipe with us. She enjoys a cup every evening and can't say enough about this soothing and satisfying drink.
Ingredients to make Turmeric Milk Paste:
1/4 cup Turmeric
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup water
Directions to make Turmeric Milk Paste:
Combine all ingredients in a pan and cook over low/medium heat until a thick paste forms.
Ingredients to make Golden Milk:
1 cup milk*
1/4-1/2 tsp Turmeric Milk Paste
1 tsp coconut oil
Directions to make Golden Milk:
Combine the milk, Turmeric Milk Paste and coconut oil in a pan and heat to combine. The coconut oil lends nice richness and a bit of sweetness, but honey or other sweeteners can be used to sweeten to taste.
Store the paste in the refrigerator and use within two weeks.
*A note about the milk: you can use any type of milk, i.e. cow's, almond, soy, rice. We used almond milk and loved the results.
For another unique use of Turmeric, try our Summer Peach Smoothie recipe.