A Golden Milk Party

According to a recent post seen on Facebook,   Golden Milk is a great cure all.  I copied that recipe and hope to soon have a little get together with my like-minded friends where we sample this magic potion.  I also did a little Googling and found Wellness Mama has a great article on the subject HERE.   Another link by Savory Lotus lists the benefits of Turmeric as follows: 

The many amazing health benefits of Turmeric include:
  • Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic
  • Powerful analgesic for inflammatory pain
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Anti-carcinogenic
  • Liver detoxifier
  • Regulates metabolism
  • Beneficial for skin conditions
  • Promotes healthy cholesterol levels
  • Improves brain function and reduces risk of brain disease
  • May slow the progression of Alzheimer’s
  • May lower risk of heart disease
The first recipe I am posting is the one I originally saw on FB.  The three following are from Wellness Mama.  It looks like you can substitute maple syrup or raw honey for the stevia.  Also, both sources emphasized the importance of some fat (coconut oil) and pepper - for absorption.

Golden Milk Paste
1/2 c water, 1/4 cup turmeric.  Stir 7-10 minutes over gentle heat until thick.  Can be stored up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

2 c coconut milk                        1 tsp chopped ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon                      1 tsp - 1 TBsp turmeric paste
1 tsp coconut oil                      1 pinch stevia
                         4-6 peppercorns

Simmer 10 minutes on low.  Strain to rid of peppercorns and ginger.   Makes 2 cups.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Drink immediately.

_______________________Recipes from Wellness Mama_______________________________
Golden Paste: 1/2 cup organic turmeric powder
1/2 cup clean water (no fluoride)
1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
5 Tablespoons virgin coconut oil
In a stainless steel pot cook together: Water, turmeric and black pepper until it forms a thick paste, stir and cook for 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add virgin coconut oil, using a whisk to fully mix in the coconut oil. Finally, transfer to a glass jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator.

Golden Milk: 1 tsp. Golden Paste
2 cups Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
1/8 teaspoon Vanilla (Optional)
Molasses to taste.
Pinch cinnamon (Optional)
In a stainless steel pot-gently heat, but do not boil, milk with 1 teaspoon paste. Use whisk
Add molasses and vanilla and cinnamon to taste.

Ingredients for Turmeric Tea Golden Milk Recipe

2 cups of milk of choice (almond, pecan, coconut and dairy all work in this recipe)

  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric (where to find it)
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon (where to find it)
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup or to taste (optional)
  • Pinch of black pepper (increases absorption)
  • Tiny piece of fresh, peeled ginger root or ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

  • Instructions

    1. First, blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
    2. Then, Pour into a small sauce pan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
    3. Drink immediately
    How to Make a Dry Turmeric Tea Mix

    If you’d rather not mix up the spices each time, you can easily make a mixture of the spices and just add to warmed milk when ready.
    Mix up:
    • 1/2 cup turmeric powder
    • 1/4 cup cinnamon powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
    • 1-2 Tablespoons ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne (optional)
    Then, just add 2 teaspoons of this mix to 2 cups of milk of choice for a faster recipe.

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