Golden milk paste
Do you feel sick or feel a cold on its way? Maybe you should make turmeric paste you can add to your warm vegan milk throughout the week. Some people like to enjoy golden milk before bedtime or first thing in the morning. Or what I did today, I enjoyed it as a replacement for coffee.
This mixture of warming colors from turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg has shown to have amazing properties. Tumeric itself has been known for its medicinal properties for centuries.
In India turmeric is known as "spice of life" and I can completely agree due to its effects on the body. Curcumin is a bioactive ingredient in turmeric that has shown in studies to promote health and protect us from various conditions. Curcumin has the ability to modulate genetic ability and expression, both by damaging cancer cells and by helping healthy cells work properly. Other health effects of curcumin:
- Support healthy cholesterol levels
- Suppress diabetes 2 symptoms
- Suppress Alzheimer symptoms
- Suppress tumor formation
- Enhance wound healing
- Protect against liver damage
- Increase bile secretion
Black pepper has been shown in studies to enhance the absorption by the body up to 2000%. So whenever you use turmeric in your food, add black pepper as well!
A good way to enjoy turmeric is to drink golden milk. I'm not a big fan of the taste of turmeric, however, in this drink it's amazing. The recipe will give you a thick paste you can add to your vegan milk. The paste can be kept in the fridge for one week or in the freezer for longer.
3/4 c water
1/2 c turmeric powder
1 thumb size fresh ginger (grated)
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg
4 pitted medjool dates
1 tbsp maple syrup
Blend all the ingredients in your food processor, Warm (not hot) up a glass of vegan milk ( I used homemade almond milk) and add about 1 tbsp of the paste while stirring.