The Little Root Of Magic + Recipe!
Updated: Nov 17, 2020
Natural anti-inflammatory properties, aids in joint pain, anti-cancer, and so much more?
What could it be?
If you're thinking of a bright orange little root...it's turmeric!
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a flowering plant that is the ginger family. The roots of the plant are used most commonly in the cooking of a variety of dishes. This herb has a warm energy!
What are the benefits of feeding Turmeric?
Turmeric is so magical and helps with all things! With its active compound curcumin, which is a compound found in turmeric and its health properties vary from anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, treating gastrointestinal disorders, steroid replacement, stops blockage in blood vessels, the possibility to fight cancer cells, aids in joint pain, heart health, and liver repair.
So after reading all these amazing benefits why wouldn't you want to feed this?
There are dozens of ways to feed this powerful root. There are powders, treats, and pills. But my personal favorite way is golden paste. It's the cheapest and easiest way to make sure your dog gets all these benefits into their body. All the ingredients that go into making golden paste supercharge the turmeric and make it that much more powerful.
Magical benefits of golden paste:
Ability to help with inflammatory
Stops blockage in blood vessels
Possibility to fight cancer cells
Turmeric is fat-soluble, the added fat from the ghee aids their (and our) bodies to absorb the health benefits of turmeric
Freshly Ground Pepper
Peppercorns contain the enzyme piperine which slows the digestion and increases curcumin's absorption by 2000%
Freshly Ground Ginger
Stunts bacteria growth
Regulates blood sugar
Raise insulin resistance
To make everything into a disgustingly beautiful sludge
1/2 cup turmeric powder
1/3 cup ghee
1 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
1 tsp ginger (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/2 cup water
1. Add in 1/2 cup turmeric powder. I used half powder and 1 whole fresh turmeric root. Then mix in 1/2 cup of water and mix on medium heat until the mixture is warm to touch.
Turmeric powder I used: click here
2. Add 1/3 cup ghee and stir until melted into the mixture. I used the brand Carrington.
3. Mix for approx 7 minutes or until thick like a DQ Blizzard.
4. Mix in pepper, ginger (fresh or ground), and cinnamon and stir to combine.
For the pepper, I like to use freshly cracked since the nutrients are better preserved as well as the ginger and cinnamon.
5. Turn off heat and add the paste into a jar and/or silicone molds and freeze.
Now that you've made this fabulous supplement it's time to feed!
Small dogs: 1/8 tsp per meal
Medium dogs: 1/4 tsp per meal
Large dogs 1/2 tsp per meal
Giant dogs: 3/4 tsp per meal
I recommend slowly adding it into their food so they don't get the runs. If they refuse to eat it (like Stormy) try adding some goat's milk and mixing and/or rolling it up into a little ball and make a DIY pill pocket out of their raw food. If you're using kibble (this is an awesome kibble booster) soak the kibble in warm water for 15 minutes and it should be a pliable texture do you can wrap it around the paste to hide it.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by, and Always Keep Exploring!