Golden Milk (Turmeric Paste)

In the spirit of celebrating my Autumn 2018 aromatherapy blend, I want to share my favorite nighttime, get me all snuggly before bed, warm drink! Y’all have probably heard the numerous health benefits of turmeric but in case you haven’t; it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, great for brain health, improves liver function, and promotes a healthy digestive tract just to name a few. I also personally find I sleep really well after drinking this.

I like to make a turmeric paste and store it in the fridge making it super quick and easy to whip up a warm mug of golden milk. Hope you enjoy!

Yield: 15-40

golden milk (turmeric paste)

ingredients:

Turmeric Paste
  • 1½ Cups - Water
  • approx ½ Cup - Turmeric Powder (this is about equal to a 2oz spice container)
  • 1-1½ tsp - Ginger Powder*
  • ½ tsp-1 Tbsp - Cinnamon Powder*
  • ½ tsp-2 tsp - Black Pepper**
  • ½ Cup - unrefined Coconut Oil***
Golden Milk
  • 1-2 Tbsp - Turmeric Paste
  • 8-12 oz - Milk of your choice, I prefer Almond Milk
  • Honey or Agave Syrup - to taste

instructions:

For the Turmeric Paste
  1. In a small saucepan, add turmeric powder to water and bring to a light boil stirring constantly over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Add ginger powder, cinnamon powder, and black pepper and continue to stir over low heat for 2-3 more minutes. Add a little more water if it gets too thick.
  3. Remove from heat and add coconut oil.
  4. Let cool at room temp, stir very well to incorporate coconut oil, and store in fridge for 2-3 weeks.
For Golden Milk
  1. In a small saucepan, add turmeric paste to milk of your choice and heat to desired temp stirring constantly over medium heat. I like mine just below a boil.
  2. Pour into a mug, add desired sweetener if using, and enjoy!

NOTES:

* Depending on your taste, I prefer less cinnamon and more black pepper

** Don't skip the black pepper! It gives it a great taste and helps your body absorb the turmeric. 

*** Also don't skip. Turmeric is fat soluble and this will also help your body absorb the turmeric.
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