I first got the taste of Golden Milk - a healthy drink with many healing properties, especially for endocrine issues at The Raw Food Institute, the place I go four times a year to cleanse with gourmet raw food and green juices and to share the gifts of Reflexology.
The combination of turmeric, honey, coconut oil, coconut milk and spices is warming, rejuvenating and delicious. I certainly recommend you to make it and taste for yourself.
Curcumin, which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, is the most active constituent of turmeric. It has been shown to improve circulation and estrogen metabolism. In Ayurveda, turmeric is considered an important tool in combating everything from amenorrhea and endometriosis to fibroids and cysts
If you take turmeric as a supplement in a pill form, it will not be well absorbed unless taken with black pepper or piperine, a constituent of black pepper responsible for its pungency.
How to make Golden Milk:
Step 1: Turmeric Paste:
Mix three ingredients in a small sauce pan. Turn the heat to medium high and stir constantly until the mixture is a thick paste. This does not take long. Let this mixture cool and keep it in a small jar in the fridge.
1/4 cup of turmeric powder ~1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper ~1/2 cup of filtered water
Step 2: Golden Milk
- 1 cup of coconut or almond milk (see my blog on home made almond milk)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of your turmeric paste from fridge
- Cayenne pepper
Combine first three ingredients in a pot, heat to medium, whisk until fully mixed, do not allow the mixture to boil, add honey, cinnamon, cayenne to taste.
Drink Golden Milk before bed. Sweet healthy dreams!