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Golden milk or turmeric tea is a traditional Ayurvedic recipe used to support the mind and body. Turmeric has been used in therapeutic preparations over the centuries in different parts of the world. It is known for its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. This tea is comforting, and highly nutritious.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk or any milk you prefer
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of black pepper

Instructions

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan, stir and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer up to 10 minutes. Serves 2

Notes: If you find the taste of turmeric too overpowering add a bit of honey or maple syrup and gradually decrease the amount over time. It’s important not to omit the oil and pepper as they enhance the absorption of curcumin, the main the main component found in turmeric.

Alternatively, to save some time, you can make a golden paste and add ¼ to 1/2 tsp to a cup of warm milk.

Golden Paste:

  • ½ cup turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tsp ground black pepper
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan mix the water and turmeric and slowly heat it for 6-10 minutes. Stir the paste until it becomes thick. Add more water if it’s too thick.
  2. Once the mixture has become a paste add the black pepper and oil and continue stirring until all the ingredients are combined.
  3. Allow the paste to cool. Store in the refrigerator in a jar for up to 1-2 weeks or add the paste to an ice cube tray and place in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Enjoy!