- 5 Tbsp Raw pressed organic coconut oil
- 1/2 Cup organic turmeric powder (or a 3cm size piece of fresh turmeric, sliced and chopped)
- 3cm Piece of ginger root (optional)
- 1 Cup of water
- 1.5 Tsps Black pepper
It is best to first make a golden paste by adding the above list of ingredients to a pan and simmer for about 10 minutes to release the curcumin from the turmeric. Once this cools a little, blitz until the pieces of ginger/turmeric have dissipated. As it cools down the coconut oil will solidify again and the liquid will form a golden paste. The paste can then be kept in a jar in the refridgerator for about 2 weeks. Just take a dollop every time you make the milk.
To make a drink of the golden milk, warm 2 cups of your choice of milk. I use coconut or almond milk. Add 1 teaspoon of the golden paste in a pot with the milk and whisk. Add cinnamon, honey or even cayenne pepper for an added kick!
Enjoy this smooth, calming drink every evening before bed!
Curcumin which is the compound found in Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory. It has been proven in helping reduce inflammation in conditions such as arthritis and reducing aches and pains in the joints. It also aids healthy digestion and calms any inflammation in the gastro-intestinal lining helping reduce symptoms of IBS and other inflammatory conditions. To help make curcumin more bio-available in the body it is important to mix it with a healthy fat and black pepper to assist with the absorption. Turmeric really is a wonder spice and can be added to smoothies, curries, casseroles or whatever takes your fancy!