Wednesday, May 28, 2014
It's no new news that turmeric is incredibly healing, especially concerning joint health and inflammation. Duh. So now, let's get creative in how we consume it (though I like to justify my enormous plates at the Indian restaurant with "well...there's lots turmeric in this which is good for me....[thank god for stretch pants]...). My mom turned me on to "Golden Milk", or more simply, just a turmeric paste that you pre-make and keep in the fridge.
To make TURMERIC PASTE:
-1/4 cup organic turmeric powder
-1 cup water
Pour 1/2 cup water into a pot and set over medium heat. Once the water starts to warm up, pour in your turmeric powder. Don't leave the stove!! For ten minutes allow the turmeric to cook over medium to medium low heat, constantly spinning (with wooden spoon) so that it doesn't burn. Throughout cooking it you want a liquidy-paste consistency so add water accordingly. After ten minutes VOILA! Uber-healing paste that you can put into GLASS Tupperware and leave in your fridge for up to two weeks. Add to tea, coffee, smoothies and juices!!
-1 cup homemade almond milk
Simmered on the stove for 4 minutes with
-1 heaping teaspoon of turmeric paste
Pour into mug and sweeten with agave or xylitol and add
-1 teaspoon UDOS OIL or coconut oil
Thanks to Allie from Grace and Glory for sharing this recipe...
Inflammation-Fighting Golden Turmeric Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened, plain coconut milk (or almond, hemp or rice milk)
3-4 ice cubes
1/2 tsp. organic turmeric powder
(**turmeric releases all of it's healing goodness by being cooked, which is why it would be good to substitute a scoop of your premade turmeric paste here instead of the turmeric powder****)
1 tsp. organic coconut oil
Generous dash of vanilla
Maple syrup or coconut sugar to taste
Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, cardamom (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender. Add ice.
Blend on high for 10 — 20 seconds until thoroughly mixed and ice has been crushed.
Pour into a tall cup, sprinkle with your favorite spices, and enjoy!