Vegan Golden (Turmeric) Milk

DSC_0006 Rain Rain go away….As we transition into fall everyone is craving something warm and comforting in their bellies.  This recipe will keep you warm from the inside out while increasing your immunity to keep colds and flus at bay.

Turmeric has been widely acknowledged as being  anti-inflammatory.  This property allows it to have a preventative effect for a large range of diseases.  By itself, turmeric is poorly absorbed into the blood stream.  Adding black pepper enhances the absorption by 2000%, so don’t leave it out ❤

Traditionally golden milk is used for colds, flus, sore throats, sore joints and headaches.  I like to drink it as a preventative and enjoy a cup in the morning and a cup in the evening.  If you like, make a double or triple batch and store in the fridge for a few days to save time on busy days.

Vegan Golden Milk

– 2 cups almond or coconut milk DSC_0025

– 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

– 1 pinch ground black pepper

– 1 slice fresh ginger (optional)

– 1 star anise (optional)

– 3 cardamon pods (optional)

– 1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)

– honey, coconut sugar, or maple syrup to taste (I use 1 Tablespoon of raw honey, however to keep this truly vegan use coconut sugar or maple syrup)

Add milk and spices to a saucepan.  Heat over medium heat until milk begins to simmer.  Cover and remove from heat.  Let stand for 20 minutes to allow spices to infuse the milk.  After milk has cooled slightly, add you sweetener to taste.  Pour into mugs and drink.

Enjoy ❤ ❤

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12 Responses to Vegan Golden (Turmeric) Milk

  1. gazclark says:

    looks like a nice, soothing drink but (donning my vegan hat) if you add honey you can’t call it vegan (because it’s an animal by-product).

    • Megatarian says:

      If you are strict vegan (I’m not and believe in the health benefits of raw honey), I offer coconut sugar as a substitute. Don’t miss out, it’s delicious 🙂

      • Eileen says:

        Yum! I will try this recipe with maple syrup or coconut sugar instead of honey (since I am vegan). If I may add, in the interest of journalistic accuracy and responsibility, I agree with gazclark that labeling this recipe vegan is misleading if you say you take it with honey without noting that this would make it non-vegan. There is already so much confusion and misinterpretation over what ‘vegan’ is as it is… Thanks so much! 🙂

      • Megatarian says:

        Thanks for the suggestion, I’ve updated the recipe to clarify 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    I know turmeric is a great spice but I’ve never made turmeric milk. Thanks for showing me a new twist!

  3. bscartabello says:

    This looks like the perfect drink for a cool fall day! Love it – thanks for sharing & so happy to connect with you! xx Bianca

  4. youhippies says:

    Sounds like a chai with turmeric!! Thanks for sharing. ☮

  5. wendy says:

    Just made another batch tonight. Love it!

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