Turmeric tea, aka golden milk has been buzzed about quite a bit over the last year. The benefits of this easy drink are numerous--from better sleep to reduced inflammation. As a bonus, it looks delicious. And the name, golden milk, just makes it seem like a glow up in a glass. After much Googling and pinning, I decided to test the recipe out for myself. Let's get into all the details, shall we?
This golden milk & honey starts out with a steaming mug of milk. I use coconut, almond, or both but do whatever you feel. I have never been a coffee-drinker but can't deny the comfort of having a warm mug or to-go cup in hand on cold mornings. So I started my days with different versions of golden milk for a while until I found the winning combination, in my opinion. This is also a good bedtime drink as the ingredients can help stabilize your mood and improve digestion, which are important for a good night's sleep. I don't know about you but that's something I've been striving for lately. I rarely have trouble getting quality sleep but quantity is not always attainable as I try to check off all the things on my to-do list. Anybody else need to rest more?
As if better sleep and morning comfort weren't good enough reasons to take a sip, there are even more benefits to this little concoction. Turmeric has strong anti-inflamatory and antioxidant properties. I add a spoonful of coconut oil to mine because curcumin, the powerful active ingredient in turmeric is fat soluble. This means the fatty coconut oil helps the body absorb it. Like my popular (and easy) feel-better tea, golden milk & honey also has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. But wait, sis, there's more!
I added a little bit of honey for a touch of sweetness and to capture even more wellness benefits. Honey is no slouch and golden milk & honey is just the cutest name, don't you think? If you want to make this recipe vegan, swap out the honey for maple syrup. The cute name won't technically apply but I won't tell anybody. Next up is cinnamon, which complements the sweetness of the honey and provides an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory assist to the turmeric. I also use these two spices in my easy Moroccan chicken but the flavor outcomes are very different so don't worry that this drink will taste like a mug of curry or anything.
And that's it. Five simple ingredients come together in either 5 minutes on the stove top or 2 minutes in the microwave. Stir well and you're good to go. I like to add a dash of cinnamon on top just cuz. Pour this into your to-go cup before heading to work. Curl up with your favorite mug just before bed. You can really drink it any time! For even more glow up reading material, peep the chocolate girls' vitamin & supplement guide. And, if you've tried golden milk before, let me know how your take yours below. As always, thanks for reading!
A warm, antioxidant and nutrient-rich drink made with five simple ingredients in just a few minutes
- 1 ½ cup coconut or almond milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Add all ingredients to a mug and heat for about 2 minutes or until mixture is warmed through.
Carefully remove from microwave and stir until uniform. Enjoy warm.
Add all ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until uniform and warmed through (about 5 minutes). Do not bring to a boil.
Pour into a mug and enjoy carefully as the mixture will be hot.