Updated: Sep 11
The traditional Ayurvedic beverage is celebrated by the Kundalini Yoga community for its detoxifying, healing properties. Excellent for benefiting stiff joints and provides a source of lubrication for the entire system. It includes essential oils and turmeric, both vital ingredients to help you keep your flexibility and vitality. A wonderful anti-inflammatory.
Step 1: Make a turmeric paste.
4 tbsp ground turmeric
1 cup water
INSTRUCTIONS Add turmeric and water to a saucepan or skillet. Simmer and stir until it forms a yellow paste. Continue stirring once it starts to thicken so it does not burn. If it gets too thick, add a little more water. Note: Heating activates the healing qualities of the turmeric.
You can keep the paste refrigerated and use a few spoonfuls whenever you would like to make golden milk. (Do not store it in a plastic container or use plastic utensils, as the mixture will start to soften the plastic.)
Step 2: Make the milk.
1 mug of milk of your choice. Cow, goat, almond, hemp, oat, macadamia, and soy are all great options.
1/2 tsp turmeric paste, to your taste
1 tbsp sesame or coconut oil, not the toasted kind
Honey, or other sweetener, to taste.
INSTRUCTIONS For each serving, combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Heat gently, just up to the boiling point. Use a whisk or beater to froth it up.