An ancient Indian turmeric tea also known as golden milk belongs to Ayurvedic medicine. It’s both healthy and tasty and can be enjoyed by a whole family every day. It’s ideal for winter since you can easily make many variations of a warming up golden mil from it.
Turmeric is a spice and a natural food supplement with great health benefits:
eases joint pain and arthritis
sooths various skin conditions
Use turmeric’s full potential:
Add it to other foods like rice or preparing a turmeric tea
Combine it with black pepper to increase its absorbtion
Prepare a paste of turmeric first, which you can use for other dishes and even skin care.
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients in a small pot. Bring to boil and then cook for about 8 minutes while stirring. It will form a smooth paste. Place it in a glass or plastic air-tied container. You can store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Bear in mind that tumeric leaves stains on clothes as well as plastic. I place mine in a glass container like this.
Turmeric Tea “Golden Milk”
Glass of milk (use any milk you like cow’s, rice, almond, or be creative and mix them up depending on your preferences)
1/2 – 1 teaspoon of turmeric paste
Optionally you can add:
1 teaspoon of natural sweetener (honey, maple syrup, stevia, …)
1 teaspoon of good fat (almond, coconut, sesame, ghee, …)
dash of ginger powder, cinnamon or nutmeg
Place milk and turmeric paste in a saucepan and warm up on a medium heat to a desired temperature. Add oils, sweetener and other spices just before consumption.
Try my winter chai: yogi schoko-chili tea with golden milk (with cow’s milk, ghee and honey)