I’m not one for trendy superfoods. Honestly, all plants are super and you don’t need one over any others to be gloriously well! But there are some that are wildly packed with goodies. Turmeric is one (the spice that gives curries their bright golden color). Think: anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antioxidant, good for your skin, liver, brain, memory, helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol and helps raise fat-burning, just to name a few. Bottom line is this spice is amazing for you, so it would serve you well to work it into your routine.
I’m just now hearing about golden tea… do you already know about it? Taken any time, but especially first thing or at bedtime, it helps with digestion, ease aches and pains, and gives you a beautiful inner glow.
To make it, you first need to make a turmeric paste (don’t walk away - it’s easy and lasts!):
1/4 cup turmeric
1/2 cup water (more if needed)
1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper (makes the good stuff in the turmeric much more available inside your body)
Mix all this together in a pan, and slowly heat until it’s a thick paste - 7 to 9 minutes, adding more water if you need to. Let the mixture cool and store in a glass container in the fridge - keeps for 2 to 3 weeks. That’s it.
Now to make Golden Milk, combine a teaspoon of coconut oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the turmeric paste you made, a cup of unsweetened almond or coconut milk and a little honey, to taste. Options: add a little cinnamon or vanilla. Serve warm (being careful not to bring it to a boil).