Turmeric, often referred to as the “Queen Of All Spices”, has been used for ages to cure a wide range of ailments. Curcumin, turmeric’s active ingredient, possesses strong antioxidant, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties.
Golden milk, an age-old Ayurvedic recipe, combines the power of turmeric and black pepper to make one of the strongest healing drinks on our planet. It works as a natural painkiller (great for joint-related issues), detoxifies the body, aids digestion, promotes healthy skin, boosts immune system, and fights cancer.
Golden Milk Recipe
Golden milk is made with a turmeric paste. If you can bear the taste, you can take ½ to 1 teaspoon a day to fight inflammation and pain. You could add raw honey to improve the taste.
- ¼ cup turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup filtered water
Heat water in a pan over medium heat. Add turmeric and pepper and stir well to form a paste (about 6-8 minutes), remove from heat and allow to cool. You could add extra water when the paste is too dry.
Can be stored in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
Golden Milk (serves 1)
- 1 cup milk almond, coconut or hemp milk (click here to learn how to make your own nut milks at home)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- ¼ to 1 teaspoon turmeric paste
- Raw honey to taste
I also add 1 crushed cardamom pod and 1 small cinnamon stick or ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon to improve taste and healing properties.
Add all ingredients, except the honey, to a sauce pan over medium heat. Heat until steaming but not boiling. Right at the end add the honey and stir well. Take the cardamom pod out and serve.
If you don’t have time to make the paste use ½ teaspoon ground turmeric and ¼ teaspoon black pepper instead. Turmeric doesn’t dissolve well so make sure to stir your cup occasionally before drinking to avoid a strong turmeric flavor at the last sip.
FYI: when black pepper and turmeric are combined, curcumin can be absorbed up to a 1000 times better.