In my natural supplements series post about the popular turmeric root, I wrote about several aspects of why to use it and how you could potentially use the root for your health benefit. Today’s article will give you a quick and easy recipe that will get all those benefits into your system. Let’s make some golden paste.
Golden Paste: Top Health Benefits of Turmeric
Here’s a short overview of the benefits of turmeric or rather where it can help you with:
- Blood Clotting
- Inflammatory bowel disease
For more information read my natural supplements article about the turmeric root.
Golden Paste: How to Make it
The way to make golden paste is incredibly easy. Down below you’ll find the detailed recipe but in short, all you really have to do is mix the water with the powder, let it simmer for a moment and you’re done.
If you read my article about turmeric you will recall that the bio-availability of turmeric is poor. This can be easily changed by adding piperine in the form of black pepper to the mix. That is what you absolutely should do for the paste, too. On top of that, fat enhances bio availability even further. So add some fat to the mix. A good source of fat would be coconut oil.
That’s the basic idea of the golden paste. You can add some ginger to the mix (dried or fresh) or other spices you fancy. In case you want to make a drink out of it, you might want to add a sweetener like raw honey or maple syrup to the paste.
As the mix is fast to make, you can always make small batches and play around with the optional ingredients. Share your experiments!
Golden Paste: How to Use it
In my eyes you can use, i. e. consume, the paste in three ways
- spoon it directly,
- make a drink or a
- dish out of it
Depending on my mood I either just eat a spoon or two a day as a prophylactic measure for above-mentioned issues. Or I make a drink, the so-called golden milk, out of it.
Golden Paste: Golden Milk
Once you have your golden paste ready for consumption all you need to do to actually make golden milk is add one or two teaspoons to your favourite milk, stir and enjoy. It also works well with water or in broth.
I personally use plant-based milk, mostly nut milk for my daily golden milk “injection”. Since I drink it for the benefits, I usually make a kind of big shot out of it but feel free to make a full warm cup of golden milk, read a cool article (like mine 😉 ) or a book and enjoy the soothing feeling of this drink.