Golden paste, also known as turmeric paste, is like solid sunshine. This stuff is super healthy for both humans and dogs. A quick search will lead you to countless clinical studies showing what turmeric can do for the body. Some of the benefits include:
- Natural detox
- Contains cancer fighting agents
- Helps with allergies
- Has healthy benefits for the heart, liver, and digestive tract
- Fights bacteria
- Targets inflammation, pain, and skin irritations
There are so many benefits to adding golden paste to your dog’s diet, and the best part is that it’s super easy to make. Here’s our recipe, and how we use it.
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of turmeric powder
- 4 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons of ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (optional)
- Mix the water and turmeric on low to medium heat. Keep stirring until it forms a nice paste.
- Add in the coconut oil, black pepper, and cinnamon (note that the cinnamon is optional). Keep stirring until all ingredients are mixed well.
- Let cool. Transfer paste to a glass mason jar and store in the refrigerator.
- Turmeric stains! Make sure you’re wearing old clothes when cooking, and be careful not to spill.
- It can last in the the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks, and longer in the freezer.
- The rule of thumb is to give half a teaspoon of golden paste per 10kg of dog per day. If your dog is new to golden paste, start with a small dose and gradually increase.
Using Golden Paste
For the dogs: we add golden paste to their food up to 2x a day.
For the humans: we make golden milk lattes! Here’s how:
Heat 1 cup of almond milk on low heat. Mix in 1-2 teaspoon of golden paste, a pinch of ground or fresh ginger, ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon (if your golden paste doesn’t contain cinnamon already). Stir and serve.
Feel free to add in regular coffee or a shot of espresso. For extra flavor, mix in a few cardamom pods or a pinch of cayenne. 1 teaspoon of honey will do the trick if you have a sweet tooth.