Golden Milk Recipes

Looking for an easy way to support your body’s natural inflammatory response system? Turmeric tea, or golden milk, is a wonderful way of accomplishing that. This soothing beverage has been a fairly consistent part of healing my autoimmunity, but recently I’ve been playing around with some additional variations, so I figured I’d share!

Two notes:

  • I do not tolerate dairy, nor can I currently have nuts, so coconut milk is my milk of choice. This is pretty heavy, which is why I typically water it down or use it in conjunction with tea or coffee.
  • Traditional golden milk utilizes ashwagandha, but my younger son was sensitive to adaptogenic herbs that I used when he was younger (which he was exposed to through my breastmilk), and I don’t want to test that again yet.

Golden milk variations:

Option 1 – Yogi Turmeric Tea

Notes: This is my favorite towards the end of the day.  Yogi Tea is very warming, spicy, and I find drinking it to be very relaxing.  I’ve also done this with Bedtime Tea and lavender tea.

Ingredients

¼ c coconut milk

⅔ c water

1 t turmeric

½ t ginger

½ t cinnamon

1 Yogi Tea bag

drizzle honey to taste

Directions:

Combine spices, honey, coconut milk, and water in a blender (I use my Vitamix). Pour into a small saucepan, add the tea bag, and heat on medium for 4-5 minutes.  Stirring frequently helps to get the coconut milk to melt down a bit faster (it tends to separate in the Vitamix).

Option 2 – Golden Milk Coffee

Note: This is how I most frequently consume golden milk!

Ingredients

¼ c coconut milk

⅔ c coffee

1 t turmeric

½ t ginger

½ t cinnamon

drizzle honey to taste

Directions:

Combine spices, honey, coconut milk, and coffee in a blender (I use my Vitamix). Pour into a small saucepan and heat on medium for 4-5 minutes.  Stirring frequently helps to get the coconut milk to melt down a bit faster (it tends to separate in the Vitamix).

 

Option 3 – Matcha Golden Milk

Note: This doesn’t look very appealing.  The delicious golden color of the turmeric mixed with the vibrant green matcha looks like a slightly unappetizing chartreuse color.  You’ve been warned. Other notes: You will likely use a bit more honey than you would in the previous two recipes, unless you really dig the earthy taste.  (See what I did there? Dig the earthy taste? Oh, I am funny.)  You can also do this with coffee, but you will greatly increase the caffeine content since you already have tea in there.  You can also use Four Sigmatic Mushroom Matcha (which does contain some additional herbs), and about 1 t does the trick).

Ingredients

¼ c coconut milk

⅔ c water

1 t turmeric

½ t ginger

½ t cinnamon

½ t matcha

drizzle honey to taste

Directions:

Combine spices, matcha, honey, coconut milk, and water in a blender (I use my Vitamix). Pour into a small saucepan and heat on medium for 4-5 minutes.  Stirring frequently helps to get the coconut milk to melt down a bit faster (it tends to separate in the Vitamix).

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, the CYA move would be to tell you to consult with your physician prior to consuming these concoctions.  But the reality is that these spices are used in amounts consistent with cooking and there should be no reason why you cannot consume any of the recipes listed.

Additional options: I’ve added Vital Proteins collagen, Vital Proteins gelatin, and Vital Proteins collagen matcha to the above recipes.  If you use gelatin, be sure to allow it to “bloom” in cool liquid before blending.

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