Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Learn how to make Turmeric Paste to fully take advantage of the healing benefits of this powerful root.
This Turmeric paste is terrific to keep in the refrigerator for easy daily use. You can add this paste to curries, smoothies, or warm almond milk for a quick turmeric latte.
One of my favorite ways to drink this is to add it to steamed almond milk with a shot of espresso and a tiny bit of agave for a touch of sweetness. On the other hand, my husband hates the taste of turmeric, so I mix a teaspoon in a small shot glass with a tablespoon of almond milk for a quick shot so that he can get the benefits of the turmeric paste without the taste of it.
It is not a secret that golden turmeric milk is full of fantastic health benefits, and it is also known as an excellent natural remedy for numerous ailments. Studies show that the primary compound in turmeric, curcumin, is known to help reduce inflammation, reduce joint pain, prevent skin-related allergies and issues, and help our bodies with building stronger immune systems. Source
Turmeric is not only good for your health, but it is also excellent for your skin. Turmeric has excellent anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help bacteria from spreading, therefore, fighting off acne. Turmeric has also been known to reduce dark circles, protect against sun damage & aging, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
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Turmeric and black pepper each have health benefits, due to the compounds curcumin, found in turmeric, and piperine, the active ingredient in black pepper, it enhances curcumin absorption in the body by up to 2,000%. The combining the spices magnifies their effects.
Turmeric is also fat-soluble, meaning it dissolves in fats, so it is essential to consume turmeric with a healthy fat to increase your chances of absorbing it in your bloodstream.
This turmeric paste recipe makes just a little more than a cup of turmeric paste.
½ cup ground organic turmeric (Curcuma)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger, or ground ginger
1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
¼ cup raw organic unrefined coconut oil
1 cup distilled water
Place ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, fresh ginger, black pepper, coconut oil, and water in a small saucepan and place over medium-low heat.
Whisk to combine and cook until it forms a paste, and coconut oil is fully melted.
Transfer to a jar with a lid. Let it cool to room temperature and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
When ready to make golden turmeric milk, place a teaspoon of turmeric paste in a mug, and add in hot milk of your choice. Taste for sweetness and add in maple syrup or agave. Give it a stir and enjoy.
As long as it is kept in an airtight jar (or container) in the fridge, it will last up to two weeks.