This anti-inflammatory Turmeric paste & calming Golden Milk recipe is a delicious and easy way to improve digestion, reduce inflammation and calm acne.
This recipe is chock full of nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc – all of which are essential to maintaining optimum health and clear skin. A healthy gut is so important when it comes to healthy skin – my friend Isabel talks in this blog post about how good quality probiotics turned her skin around in 3-4 months. My story was very similar, I was taking a tonne of hormone balancing herbs and eating an immaculate diet, but it wasn’t till I started supplementing with my favourite probiotics (here and here) that I began noticing some serious improvement in my skin, like Isabel, thing began improving for me after about a month and 4-5 months saw the end of painful, cystic acne.
Don’t get me wrong, you can’t just start taking probiotics and carry on eating like cr*ap and expect your skin to get better – you need to nurture and heal your gut alongside probiotics for real results.
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Paste & Calming Golden Milk
My gut healing (therefore my acne healing) was greatly improved when I stopped searching for a miracle skin care product (*spoiler* there isn’t one), stopped searching for the ‘mystery food’ that was causing my acne (*spoiler* there wasn’t a mystery food – it just takes time to heal) and just started focussing on nourishing my body – rather than restricting it. Luckily, this recipe contains so many incredible ingredients that will have a positive effect on your gut so you can kick-start your healing today!
Curcumin, the main component in turmeric, is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant making it a great staple for calming gut issues and irritation. Turmeric is also helpful in the fight against acne as it can improve insulin resistance and balance blood sugars.
Curcurmin (that potent powerhouse in Turmeric) isn’t absorbed very well in our bodies, so this calming Golden Milk uses two key hacks to make sure you’re getting the most out of Turmeric.
Add fat: Curcurmin is fat-soluble, so needs to be combined with a good quality fat so it can be absorbed directly into the blood stream via lymphatic system.
Add Pepper: Piperine is a key component in black pepper, can can help with the bioavailability of Curcurmin by up to 2000%!
You can read more about the benefits of Turmeric for acne here
Ghee & Coconut
This calming Golden Milk also calls for Ghee, Coconut Milk and Coconut oil which all contain butyric acid, a unique fatty acid, which helps sooth and heal the intestinal wall. Studies have even shown that butyric acid can also decrease inflammation in the gut! Ghee is also rich in fat-soluble vitamins A and K2 which can help reduce sebum production and smooth out the skin.
Make your own acne friendly ghee with this simple recipe
Chyawanprash (Amla Berry Jam)
I like to sweeten my calming Golden Milk with Chyawanprash. Chyawanprash is a jam made from Amla Berries and other Ayurvedic herbs, plants and spices to strengthen liver function and promote healthier digestion. It’s a delicious alternative to honey, maple syrup and coconut nectar as it’s full of fibre to slow down sugar absorption and prevent sugar spikes. Amla Berry, also known as Indian Gooseberry, can help to strengthen digestion, reduce acidity in the body and other digestive issues. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C containing between 600mg-1800mg per 100g.
If you get the chance to try out this anti-inflammatory Turmeric paste & calming Golden Milk then let me know your thoughts, I personally love drinking it after dinner and before bed!
Peace, Love & Clear Skin,
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of ghee (vegans can substitute with coconut oil)
- 2 teaspoons of virgin coconut oil
- In a pan, add the water, turmeric powder, cinnamon and black pepper and cook till it forms a paste. (about 5-7 minutes)
- Turn the heat off and stir in the ghee and coconut oil till fully mixed
- Spoon the paste into a small jar and keep in the fridge
- This turmeric paste can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
- 200ml coconut milk (the culinary type)
- 1 teaspoon of Golden Paste
- Chyawanprash/Stevia or Yacon Syrup to taste
- In a small saucepan, heat up the coconut milk
- Add the Golden Paste and stir till combined with the milk
- Add some sweetness to the milk and mix
- Pour into a mug and enjoy and a comforting drink before bed