Turmeric has so many amazing health benefits. It is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, promotes liver health, benefits digestion, and the list goes on and on. I highly suggest reading this article, by Dr. Mercola, to fully understand its power.
Anyway, I think I have made it clear that I think turmeric is awesome but in savory dishes. I wasn't so sure about something sweet like with milk and honey. This was certainly an unexpected pairing. Curiosity got the best of me and I had to try it. First you have to make a paste from turmeric, pepper, and water. You can find the directions here from Healthy Holistic Living. While my recipe is served cold, I do suggest trying this warm version as well. It is delicious and very comforting during these cold winter days.
While I was sipping on my second cup of warm golden milk I yelled out, "'Golden Milk' Kefir!" Sadly, it is nothing new for me to shout out fermenting ideas so I don't even think my kids looked up from what
they were doing. I figured it would be taking this amazing beverage to another level by adding in a dose of probiotics as well.
"GOLDEN MILK" KEFIR
1 quart of prepared milk kefir
1 tsp of the prepared turmeric paste
1 Tbs coconut oil (I just added in a solid state and my hand blender did a great job of incorporating it, I don't have a bunch of coconut oil balls floating around)
1 Tbs raw honey
I placed all the ingredients in a bowl and blended with my hand blender, you could also place all ingredients in your food processor and blend. Chill and enjoy.