Golden milk may be a new discovery for us, but this golden beverage is an ancient concoction dating back hundreds of years.
So what is golden milk? Basically, this golden nectar is a beverage made of milk and turmeric paste with a touch of sweetness. The paste made from turmeric and water is commonly used throughout India for making beauty care products and for creating deliciously, colorful food and beverages.
Making the paste is easy enough to do, just add powdered turmeric and water and refrigerate until it has the consistency of a paste. Using powdered turmeric is better than the raw form, as it is easier to digest. Once you have your paste ready to use, you prepare the drink by heating a cup of milk, add the turmeric paste, stir in some sweetener, like honey or a sugar substitute to balance the bitterness of the turmeric, and add a wee-bit of oil, like flax seed, sesame, almond, black cumin or coconut. Using essential oil in the recipe helps keep the joints lubricated. You can even add a pinch of cinnamon or cardamom to the mixture for extra flavor. Continue reading