Turmeric Milk and Paste

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Turmeric Milk

Turmeric Milk and Paste~

Another kind of liquid gold! Who doesn’t like to be empowered with a Do It Yourself home remedy medicinal toolbox for many of life’s ailments… not just for you, but also maybe helpful for your furry loved ones!  I’m recently learning about the benefits of turmeric milk and paste… the paste part is new for me, and have to give it a thumbs up review!  It’s tastier and easier to make than I thought it would be.

Turmeric and Curcumin are some of nature’s most healing and anti-inflammatory spices.  If you like making teas or learning about spices, Golden milk or Turmeric milk are great recipes to play around with.  I do have to encourage that you do your own research on these spices though.  Though it is a superb and healthy, it may not be for everyone!

I’ve also been seeing recipes for Golden milk or turmeric paste.  I’m not sure if the paste recipe is more potent or effective, but what I have found is that turmeric or curcumin are more effective when combined with black pepper as well as good healthy fats, such as ghee, or coconut oil, and possibly good old fashioned organic and whole milk.

Health Benefits of Turmeric Milk and Paste

Turmeric Milk

Turmeric Milk

First we need the Paste… Ingredients for Paste:

  • Turmeric or Curcumin
  • Water
  • Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon, ginger, fennel seed, garam masala (optional)
  • Coconut oil or ghee (healthy fat for better absorption)
  • Honey is optional

Turmeric milk and paste

How to make Turmeric Paste

It’s actually quite easy!!!!

  • 1/4 cup of water (low heat in a stainless steel pot)
  • add a couple tablespoons of curcumin powder or Turmeric powder
  • Stir over low heat, add more water OR more powder until desired paste consistency
  • add desired spices
  • add ground black peppercorns
  • add one or two tablespoons of coconut oil (or ghee)
  • stir until evenly mixed into a paste
  • pour into glass container, cover and let cool.
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May store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.  Use 1-2 teaspoons of paste when making Turmeric milk.  Now when it comes to making Golden Milk, I suppose you could simply add spices to hot water and milk, but the paste recipe from above seems to be more medicinal because of the added fats.

Turmeric Milk and paste

NOW…. How to make Turmeric Milk

  • 1-2 cups of water in sauce pan
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Tumeric Paste
  • May add fennel seeds or other spices
  • 1-2 cups of Milk (I like goat milk.  Whole milk or Almond milk may also be used)
  • Simmer for a few minutes, but Do Not boil.
  • Pour into cups (may need to strain)
  • Add Raw Local Honey (optional… quite delicious w/o the honey)

“All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, the challenge of science is to find it.” Philippus Theophrastrus Bombast that of Aureolus ~ Paracelsus (1493-1541)

 

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Kathleen Crandall

Fitness and Wellness Enthusiast, Creative Writer, Pilates Instructor, Wife of Wonderful Husband, Mommy to an Amazing Pug, Nature lover, and Food Fan.

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