Golden milk benefits and recipe
This drink is yummy and good for you all at the same time. We find ourselves making it more during the fall/winter seasons, but we definitely do make it all year-long. If you gravitate towards a chai tea lattes, and things of that herbal spicy nature you will probably enjoy this recipe. We first heard about this drink from Pinterest, we decided to try it out and ended up loving it.
Here are some benefits of drinking this lovely milk-tea concoction.
Turmeric offers anti inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Curcumin which is the active ingredient in the turmeric root, has been used in India for (Ayurvedic) medicinal purposes for centuries. According to google, inflammation in the body is very common, and it can be associated with arthritis, asthma ect.. studies have shown that turmeric can help fight gas, bloating, and indigestion. The black pepper is needed in this recipe for the body to better absorb the (curcumin) in turmeric. The ginger in this recipe adds to the flavor of the drink, but also has been known to help with sore throat, nausea and digestion. Coconut oil gives the drink a richer velvety mouth feel, and it is a healthy fat which has been shown to lower cholesterol and even whiten teeth. It also helps make the paste, a paste. Both Raphy and I grew up in a family as first generation Americans, our moms and grandmas always had little herbal and non-traditional (far from western medicine standards) remedies for just about every ailment. So we’re always up for trying anything that may help us feel better, before we have to resort to taking actual medicine.
First, we start by making a paste the paste can be stored in jar in the fridge for up to (1-2 weeks)
Golden Paste, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1/3 cup Turmeric Powder
- 1/3 cup Water
- 1 teaspoon Black pepper (needed for better absorption in the body)
- 1/2-2 tablespoons Coconut oil (Add as you go, you’re looking for a paste consistency)
In a stainless steel pot place on medium heat add the water, turmeric and black pepper in cook on a simmer until it forms a thick paste, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. (It will be quite thick) Remove from heat and stir in the coconut oil. Keep an eye on it, because I have burned the bottom of the pot a couple of times.
Golden Milk, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1/2 teaspoon Golden Paste
- 1 cups milk (plant base) Almond, coconut, soy ect.
- 1-2 slivers of Ginger
- Honey to taste (optional)
- Pinch cinnamon (optional)
Take a stainless steel pot the same pot you used for the paste would be fine. On a low-medium heat add in your milk and golden paste. Then add the ginger in to steep. The key is to not let it boil. We want just a low simmer until the paste is dissolved for about 2-3 minutes. Poor into your favorite mug, and add honey, or a dash of cinnamon and coconut sugar on top. (fair warning some of the paste will settle to the bottom) That is just the nature of this drink.
Hope you all try and enjoy this recipe, Please let us know how you like it. We do a separate recipe for this drink that features fresh turmeric, but we decided to post a more affordable everyday version. (since turmeric can be costly where we live) If you want a separate post on it just leave it in the comments below.