This project takes about five minutes to make. These turmeric bombs are full of anti-inflammatory spices, and they make it easy to get a lovely cup of Golden Milk or Golden Sipping Broth on a daily basis. Yay for a simple way to enjoy the benefits of these beautiful spices!
To make it hassle-free, I use silicone molds (this one) to make them. I tried just pouring the whole mixture into a small container and cutting off pieces to use, and it was not effective.
Turmeric gets a lot of attention for its possible benefits. According to the University of Maryland, “Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems.” (Read more here).
For similar reasons my doctor has me consuming turmeric on a regular basis as well as taking a supplement.
This recipe helps you absorb turmerics active properties. The included oil, ginger and black pepper all work together to help your body benefit from turmeric. Heat is also helpful for absorption, so this recipe lightly heats the spices (and then it’s heated a second time later when you use it in a recipe)!
I have simple instructions below for using turmeric bombs for making Golden Milk or Golden Sipping Broth, but I’ve also added turmeric bombs to a simple stir-fry or you can even add them to a bowl of soup! One note: This does have a fair amount of coconut oil in them. Some people experience digestive distress when they first add coconut oil into their diet. So take it slow if you are new to it!
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- ¼ cup of turmeric
- 1 tablespoon dried ginger
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
In a small pot or saucepan, melt the coconut oil over low heat until mostly melted. Add the spices, and stir to combine with a whisk. Let heat for about 15 seconds or so, and then remove from the heat.
Place the silicone mold on something flat such as a sheet pan. Using a spoon or heat-safe spatula as needed to scrap the spices off the bottom of the pan, spoon the mixture into the silicone mold (I use 1 teaspoon molds).
Put in the refrigerator or freezer until solid. Pop the turmeric bombs out, and place in a jar.
Keep in the refrigerator (should keep for a long time).
Golden Milk Using Turmeric Bombs
Heat 1 cup of milk of choice (I use a combination of coconut cream and water) with 2 teaspoons of honey and a splash of vanilla extract. Add 1 turmeric bomb once the milk is warm and whisk to combine once it’s melted.
Golden Sipping Broth Using Turmeric Bombs
Heat 1 cup of chicken broth. Add 1 turmeric bomb (or 2), 1 tablespoon of coconut cream (optional) and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk and serve.
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