Golden Milk Turmeric Tea, made with turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory drink that may ease depression symptoms, build heart health, relieve arthritis symptoms, and more!I love the way blogging connects me to so many people everywhere. Last year, when I blogged about the finger pain I was experiencing, My Great Aunt Janey sent me an email telling me about Golden Milk. I see my Great Aunt Janey once every few years, so there’s no way she would have known about my finger pain without this blog. Now I know my Great Uncle Carl (who I’ve always looked up to for his healthful ways) drinks Golden Milk as a way to fight inflammation and naturally soothe arthritis pain. The power of the blog.Now it’s time for me to pass on what I learned from my Great Aunt Janey. Golden Milk, also sometimes called Turmeric Tea, is a warm beverage filled with health benefits. The star of the show is turmeric. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory effects (source). Inflammation is linked to numerous health conditions and diseases, so everyone should be diligent to keep it at bay in their bodies. Turmeric also has antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, and antimutagenic properties. (source) This superstar may also ease symptoms of depression naturally, relieve arthritis pain, and build your heart health (source). With all those health benefits, you would be crazy not to give this a try!
I find I crave a warm drink in the afternoon, so Golden Milk has been a perfect healthful beverage to satisfy that craving while delivering powerful health benefits. To make Golden Milk, first you need to have turmeric paste on hand. This takes five minutes to make and then you can have it on hand in the refrigerator. It will last about two weeks refrigerated. Turmeric powder is mixed with water and black pepper to make a paste. The black pepper is important as it increased the absorption of the turmeric. It won’t do us any good if our bodies can’t absorb it, right?
The Golden Milk recipe is also super easy to whip up. I add a little sweetener (either raw honey or stevia) and some ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and pure vanilla extract. The taste? AMAZING. I love this stuff. Trust me, it doesn’t taste like you are drinking a stir-fry. (That’s what I think of when I think of turmeric.) I also add coconut oil to my Golden Milk because the fat also helps with absorption. It also adds another set of health benefits, which you can read about here. I hope you’ll add this turmeric tea recipe to your daily routine. I would also love it if you’d share it with someone in your life who might need it. Here’s to our health!
- 2 cups non-dairy milk (I prefer unsweetened almond or coconut milk)
- ½ teaspoon turmeric paste (recipe below)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (fresh may be used also)
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil
- 1-2 teaspoons raw honey or 5 drops pure liquid stevia
- Turmeric Paste
- ¼ cup turmeric powder
- ½ cup water
- ¾ teaspoon black pepper
- Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan and gently heat over low heat.
- Whisk well to ensure you combine the paste, oil, and spices.
- Serve warm. Enjoy!
- Turmeric Paste
- Mix the turmeric and water in a pan over low heat, stirring until a paste is formed.
- Once you have a paste, stir in the black pepper.
- Cool and store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.