Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as both a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up traditional claims that turmeric contains compounds with medicinal properties. These compounds are called curcuminoids. The most important one is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Golden Milk is a delicious and nutritious drink that you can make hot or iced.
- 2 cans of coconut milk (Trader Joe’s has BPA free cans)
- 1.5 cans of water3 nubs of turmeric (skinned and chopped)
- 1/5 cup of coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp off black pepper
Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for 15-20 minutes and enjoy!
- Just a little reminder when using Turmeric add a dash of black pepper to any recipe. Piperine within the pepper allows your body to properly absorb the anti-inflammatory compound, Curcumin, within Turmeric….now you know why these are often paired in traditional cooking.