Golden paste acts as a “starter” to blend the perfect cup of golden milk. It includes not only turmeric and coconut oil but also black pepper, which has been found to increase curcumin’s bioavailability by 2,000 percent.
Here’s a simple recipe to make your own from Health Impact News:
Golden Paste Ingredients:
1/2 cup organic turmeric powder
1 cup water
1.5 teaspoons black pepper
5 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
Directions: In a stainless steel pot, cook the water, turmeric, and black pepper until it forms a thick paste, stirring and cooking for about 7 to 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and add virgin coconut oil, using a whisk to fully mix in the coconut oil.
Transfer the Golden Paste into a glass jar with a lid, and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You will use this paste to make your Golden Milk below.
Once you’ve made your golden paste, you’re ready to make golden milk. The recipe that follows, also from Health Impact News, is simple and can be suited to your tastes:
Golden Milk Ingredients: 1 teaspoon Golden Paste 2 cups coconut or almond milk 1/8 teaspoon vanilla (optional) Raw honey [or stevia] to taste (optional) Pinch cinnamon (optional)
Directions: In a stainless steel pot, gently heat, but do not boil, 2 cups of milk with 1 teaspoon of golden paste.
A whisk is helpful to fully mix the paste into the milk.
Add optional vanilla, honey [or stevia], and/or cinnamon.