Golden Turmeric Mylk (Anti-Inflammatory)

A healing, dairy-free drink to warm up and stay well this winter.

Golden Turmeric Mylk

With flu season upon us, it seemed like a great time to share this ancient Ayurvedic beverage known as golden turmeric mylk. Turmeric may be the most powerful therapeutic spice in the world with plenty science-based evidence to back up this claim. It has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Curcumin is the main active ingredient which has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Evidence suggests curcumin from turmeric can:

Unfortunately, turmeric has low bioavailability. Therefore, if we want to benefit from its health properties it must be combined with specific compounds, such as black pepper or fat (ex. coconut oil). Heating turmeric slightly can also increase its bioavailability, but too much heat can degrade it, so keep this in mind when making this healing golden turmeric mylk.

Golden Turmeric Mylk
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1-2 tspn of turmeric
  • ½ tspn of cinnamon
  • ½ tspn of cardamom
  • ½ tspn of ginger (ground or fresh)
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tspn coconut oil (optional, for additional turmeric absorption)
Golden Turmeric Mylk
HOW TO:
  1. Add the almond milk to a small pot on the stove and heat on low temperature.
  2. Add the turmeric, coconut oil, cinnamon, cardamon, and pepper.
  3. Stir frequently for a couple minutes until the milk is warm, but not boiling!
  4. Strain the milk and froth (I used a matcha whisk since I don’t have a milk frother).

Golden Turmeric Mylk

PCOS POWERS:
  • turmeric = anti-inflammatory, helps lower blood glucose levels and increase insulin sensitivity, anti-depressant, black pepper increases bioavailability
  • cinnamon = may help balance glucose levels, lower cholesterol, and decrease triglycerides in blood
  • ginger = anti-inflammatory, may help decrease fasting blood glucose, HbA1c, cholesterol and triglycerides

Golden Turmeric Mylk

Drink it straight up or pour over oats to boost your morning oatmeal. Note: turmeric will stain almost everything yellow! So, choose your mug and tea towel wisely.

Have you tried golden turmeric mylk before?

More Turmeric Recipes:

Garlic Turmeric Hummus

Hemp Heart Turmeric Salad Dressing

Cinnamon Turmeric Spice Pumpkin Seeds

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I'm Dylan, the creator of Phruitful Dish. I'm a holistic health content creator, fitness lover, vegan, feminist, and PCOS wellness consultant living in Vancouver, Canada on unceded Coast Salish territory. I obtained my PhD in obstetrics and gynaecology specializing in PCOS, nutrition and mental health.

147 thoughts on “Golden Turmeric Mylk (Anti-Inflammatory)”

  1. I have never tried it before but a lot of people i know love it. I think its great i just haven’t tried it yet. Could it be combined in soy milk rather than almond milk?

  2. Turmeric really has a lot of benefits that we should take advantage of! I think this is a lovely mix, it’s definitely going to help with inflammation and high blood pressure.

  3. Funnily enough even my one year old daughter loves tumeric! We put it on our veges but this looks like a delicious way to try it! Thanks for the recipe

  4. Turmeric has some wonderful health benefits and my grandma used it as a healing agent in many foods. The turmeric golden milk looks delicious and so easy to prepare as well. Would love to try it out right away!

  5. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try Golden Mylk. Totally going to whip your version up this winter! Just pinned it also. Cheers to our health, girl! 🙂

  6. My mom would make this for us when we were sick and we’d complain like crazy! How things have changed now! I love your version of this, will try it the next time I need a boost of health! Well done!

  7. I have not tried anything Turmeric, but my Mom swears by it. Turmeric Milk looks good though. I’m curious though – how strong is the flavor of the Turmeric here?

  8. My mom used to make this for as a kid all the time- except it was much simpler- 1 cup of milk with1 tsp of turmeric and some ginger. My mom would even make a paste with turmeric and use it to treat sprains and bruises! It’s every Indian moms cure-all haha

  9. Ugh, I so need to start doing stuff like this regularly, but I’m so lazy! I had tried mixing tumeric with water in the morning, but obviously that isn’t nearly as tasty as I assume yours is.

  10. Great post!! I have tried tumeric mylk back in the beginning of my journey to becoming vegan. And wanted to try it not only cause it looked soo delicious but for the great benefits as well. I have even found recipes where I can put it in my smoothies since I really love smoothies. I have just recently found out tho that this amazing stuff can help with my heartburn too! I will definitely be buying the ingredients again on my next shopping trip now that the weather is much cooler. It just tastes really good when heated. It puts me to sleep too.

  11. I love to make turmeric-based recipes. I usually make a turmeric broth for my soups and stews making sure to incorporate black pepper and coconut oil. I can’t wait to make this healthy and delicious golden mylk. I am featuring this post on the Healthy Living Link Party @Urbannaturale.com this week. Thanks for sharing this.

  12. I actually made this today at home, to take into work for the next few days. I actually went to the store and bought some coconut oil and added pepper as well, as I had visited a medical conference a few months ago and they said the same thing that you’ve mentioned about bioavailability of turmeric. I’ve not tasted the drink yet. But I’m real glad to have tried something new. JanD from travelartslife

  13. It sounds absolutely delicious and unlike anything I’ve tried! I knew about the health properties of turmeric so I try to use it regularly while I cook.

  14. I’ve never had anything like this, but I have all of these ingredients on hand and think I may give it a whirl sometime this week. Seems like everyone is getting sick around here and it seems like a great wellness drink! 🙂

  15. I have a friend who is really into Ayurveda. I find it all to be so interesting. Tumeric is something that I love using in my cooking.

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

  16. I’ve always heard that turmeric had great health benefits. I wish I could get more into natural healing practices. I started using essential oils this summer and felt like I was doing something haha. Thank you for sharing.

    1. I LOVE my essential oils! You are certainly doing more than something. 🙂 I use them to help with sleep and anxiety. There are so many holistic methods of healing that we can use with the proper information. 🙂

  17. I’ve heard of the benefits of tumeric but have not actually tried to make anything with it. Maybe I will start here. This drink sounds like it will be something I like 🙂

  18. Love the healing power of turmeric! As you mentioned, its a powerful natural anti-inflammatory. Golden paste is also good to have on hand if you want to save time when making golden milk (for those that drink it on a daily basis). Just add warm coconut milk to the golden paste and you are good to go 🙂

  19. Although I totally am on board with turmeric, I have ignored this trend because I personally can’t bear the thought of drinking milk in any form. But I see that you used almond milk and that sounds mush more palatable to me. I have to try this. Thanks for posting.

  20. We grew up drinking turmeric milk, it’s something that was forced down us as kids, so I find it amazing to see it becoming trendy now! Your photographs make it look sooooooo inviting and so very different from how I remember ours! Beautiful photographs and a great post.

  21. I have never had or tried to make turmeric mylk but have heard of its healing powers. I usually go out and forage some spruce or pine to make tea with! It’s amazing how various foods can help heal us! Nature alwways provides for us, we just need to do the same in return!

  22. I’ve heard quite a bit of health benefits on turmuric so I will have to start using it. This recipe sounds like it would be good on oatmeal. Thanks for sharing !

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