Recipes courtesy www.doctorandchef.com
Makes 2 cups
A traditional beverage from Ayurvedic cuisine, sweet and velvety gold milk is a potent and delicious way to incorporate the many incredible benefits of superfood turmeric into your diet. The oil and spices used traditionally here are known to help increase absorption of its medicinal properties, as well as add extra nutrients. Enjoy warm or cold. Store the turmeric paste in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to ten days. Create different variations by altering the milk and sweetener. Enjoy as part of an Indian feast with Creamy Lentil Saag and Golden Rice.
1/4 cup ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 cup water
2 cups soy, rice, coconut, or almond milk
1 tablespoon turmeric paste
1 teaspoon coconut oil, optional
Maple Pure maple syrup, coconut nectar, or agave nectar to taste
1. Create the turmeric paste: Place the turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, and cayenne in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the water and stir well until a thick paste is formed. Allow to cool and place in a small glass bowl.
2. Prepare the milk: For a warm beverage, place the soy milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally and be sure not to burn. For a cold beverage, place the soy milk in a blender.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of the turmeric paste to the soy milk and stir or blend well. Add the coconut oil, if using, (omit for the cold version), and sweeten to taste before serving.
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