Turmeric has been known for its health benefits. As a spice it can be used in a variety of recipes, but one great way to get turmeric into your diet is with this Turmeric Drink which has the benefits of ginger, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice.
To make the drink: Add enough boiling water to cover 1 heaping teaspoon of Golden Paste in a heavy glass or mug. Stir the Golden Paste until blended. Fill the glass the rest of the way with cold water (or organic coconut water). Stir in a teaspoon of ginger (grated, powdered, or juice), 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (organic with the mother). I also add Ceylon cinnamon and a dash of cayenne to the Golden Paste before adding the hot water. Each of these ingredients is optional, I add them all. This drink will separate in the glass, so you'll need to stir it often.
1/2 cup organic turmeric powder
1 cup water
1.5 t fine grind black pepper
5 T virgin coconut oil
In a stainless steel pot, cook the turmeric and black pepper in the water until it forms a thick paste, stirring with a metal spoon and cooking for about 4 - 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add virgin coconut oil, using a whisk to fully mix in the coconut oil. Transfer the Golden Paste into a glass jar with a lid, and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Turmeric does stain so be careful.