The adjective Golden certainly suggests that this is no ordinary milk. It has a number of health benefits with its main active component being turmeric (a spice which contains curcumin – recognised by research scientists as a highly beneficial compound). Adding some black pepper to the mix makes turmeric even more bioavailable and easily absorbed by our body, thus being even more beneficial!
This is a recipe I have been wanting to try for long time, having read and heard so much about it.
So here it is:
Step 1: Turmeric paste:
- 1/4 cup of turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup of mineral water
Mix all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until a think paste is formed. Let the mixture cool. Transfer in a small glass or plastic container and store in a refrigerator.
Step 2: The Golden Milk:
- 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric paste
- 1 cup of almond milk (soya, coconut or simply cow’s milk are all good options)
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- Honey to sweeten
Combine all the ingredients, except the honey in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly and do not allow the mixture to boil. Add honey to taste.
This is a great video to demonstrate the recipe and discuss some other variations which you could also apply.
Though pepper is not mentioned here – don’t forget to add it to your recipe for those extra health benefits!
~ Enjoy ~
3 thoughts on “Golden Milk”
Interesting… I had surgery a few months ago and my mother has been making turmeric milk for me every night as it supposedly helps with internal healing! It actually doesn’t taste too bad either 🙂
Turmeric is great for internal as well as external healing. I’m glad that you have been using it in this way to help you recover. You are right, the taste can be pleasant. I have a sweet tooth so I like to add plenty of honey.