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Homemade Golden Milk

Magic potions don’t exist, but Golden Milk comes close to being a real miracle drink with its beneficial effects. The special ingredient in Golden Milk is turmeric. Turmeric, also called curcuma or yellowroot, has numerous health benefits.

It is extracted from a ginger-like plant and mostly used as a powder. In the traditional Indian art of healing Ayurvedva, it is one of the “hot” spices, which are said to have a cleansing and energizing effect.

Turmeric Kurkuma - © Connie Ma via flickr © Connie Ma via flickr

Modern medicine has also researched various effects:

  • The curcumin in turmeric has anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects
  • It stimulates digestion and supports liver function
  • It supports the bones and is said to help with joint problems
  • In several studies a cancer-inhibiting effect was also observed

Golden Milk: Turmeric for drinking

Turmeric is a main ingredient of curry powder, it has a spicy and slightly bitter taste. Especially in Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine, the strong yellow powder is often used. Curry for drinking sounds a bit strange, but the other ingredients in Golden Milk create a wonderful drink, its flavors range from sugary sweet to earthy-spicy. A real feel-good drink with a cleansing, warming effect.

How to make homemade Golden Milk

As a basic ingredient for golden milk, a turmeric paste is first produced. The advantage is that this keeps in the fridge for two weeks and you always have a Golden Milk base ready. The paste is easy to make.

Ingredients for 1 cup

250 ml Joya Organic Oat Drink
1 tbsp turmeric powder
Approx. 100 ml water
1 tsp vegetable oil, for example, coconut or nut oil
1 tsp agave syrup or honey
1 pinch of pepper
Cinnamon or nutmeg to taste

The pepper contributes to a significantly better intake of curcumin by the body.

Preparation

  1. Heat the turmeric powder and water in a small pan, stirring constantly. When a thick paste has formed, remove from the heat. In an airtight container, the paste will keep for several weeks in the fridge.
  2. Heat the Organic Oat Drink and add a teaspoon of turmeric paste. Stir with a whisk and bring to the boil.
  3. Add the agave syrup or honey and pepper. Pour into a mug and then add a dash of oil.

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