Golden milk is something I’ve heard about for years and assumed it was just too complicated for me to tackle so it stayed in that category of things I’ll get to one day. Well, The universe has it’s way of bringing things to you when you need them and I kept getting hints it was time to try it, so here goes.
A few weeks back I led a Deep stretch Teacher Training during which I ended up with a massive abscess tooth that caused some pretty dramatic swelling in my jaw. One of my students brought me a turmeric tincture she had made and within hours the swelling and pain were gone (turmeric is magic). Fast forward to last Saturday, Jake and I went to Atherton Mills to grab our usual goodies and there was a guy selling fresh organic turmeric, obviously I bought a bunch. I told him I was going to make a tincture and he explained that turmeric is fat soluble and gave me the recipe for a paste. Turmeric has a billion fantastic properties but to reap the most from this healing root you need a few things… Fat, back pepper and heat. So I immediately started researching recipes, it was golden milk time. We grabbed some Ghee at the market too!
So first, now that I’ll be responsible for your golden milk addiction, I have to tell you, it’s so much easier to make the turmeric paste and store it in the fridge, that way you can cook with it and when it’s golden milk time, you skip the first few steps.
Coconut oil, ghee, diced turmeric and ginger and ground black pepper all go in a sauce pan and simmer til the roots are browned. If you’re just making the paste, put in a jar and you’re done.
If you’re ready to slip off to dreamland with this tasty concoction then keep some oil/ghee, turmeric, ginger and black pepper in the pot grab some organic grass fed whole milk, cinnamon and a wisk, keep it at Medium and stir constantly til it turns that beautiful golden color then let it cool. If you add the honey straight away you’ll kill all the benefits, so try to be patient. Strain the milk, keeping the ginger and turmeric for your compost pile, wisk in the honey and enjoy!