Easy, Healing Vegan Golden Milk – Creamy golden milk with dairy-free milk, ginger, turmeric, peppercorn, cinnamon and coconut oil with so many added benefits!

Hey fam! I am going to be sharing with you the holy grail of hot, satisfying and healthy beverages.  But first let’s talk Whole30 business…

My husband and I are exactly a week into our Whole30 journey.  We decided to start after some travel we had to take to Pennsylvania.  It was just going to be too difficult to stay on task there.  So January 15th we got start on our Whole30 adventure!  I’m not going to lie and tell you it’s been the easiest thing we’ve done.  Day 3 was rough because all I wanted was chocolate candy.  Day 6 we went to a pizza restaurant with out friends and only got a salad… and we brought our own dressing. But we survived and our tummies and skin are the better for it!

So far I have made some fantastic dishes and I cannot wait to share them with you.  Whole30 dishes in the lineup are:

Chicken Pad Thai. <— the bombest!

Chicken and Roasted Cauliflower Rice Curry Soup <— fave lunch even when not Whole30ing

Homemade Ghee <— It’s a staple in this paleo house!

Breakfast Hash <— Breakfast Bowls for busy people anyone

Smokey Bison Chili <— because smokey is always better than not

Breakfast Sandwiches <— you’ll never believe what the “bread” is

Sheppards Pie <— Whole30 comfort food?  Yes please!

Okay enough with the sneak peeks and onto this beautiful golden drink.  Specifically named Turmeric Milk but is commonly referred to as Golden Milk.  This delightful drink has been part of my self-care routine for quite a few months.  Warm, comforting, and satisfying, this drink has everything needed to combat winter blues and these two-week-waits that keep happening.  Needless to say this is a comfort and a body warrior.

Golden milk, or haldi ka doodh, actually dates back thousands of years in Ayurvedic tradition where it has been used to aid digestion and respiration, prevent colds and flu, decongest the liver, ease sprained muscles and joint pain, purify the blood, clear the skin, aid sleep, and improve female reproductive function.  Y’all know I’m all about that last one!  The main ingredient in golden milk responsible for all of this awesomeness is the curcumin in turmeric, a compound that is responsible for its vibrant hue. Curcumin has been widely studied for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, but it is also supports detoxification, helps balance blood sugar, and lowers the overall risk of cancer.

If that doesn’t make it worthy of making it into your diet the flavor will surly push it to the top.  It’s commonly used in curry but if you aren’t a curry fan this sweet golden milk will make an excellent option!

So here’s how you make this liquid gold (literally because of the color!) and get the most out of this powerful phytonutrient.  Golden Milk is made ideally with full-fat milk.  But of course I don’t drink milk since I’m lactose intolerant and eat paleo so I make it with a blend of almond milk and FULL FAT coconut milk.

But that’s not all you have to do.  Combining it with black peppercorn aids the curcumin to get absorbed by pairing it with piperine and shows to increase the bioavailability of it by up to 2,000 percent!! And the good news is, you only need a very small amount to reap the synergistic benefits. Then melt a little coconut oil in, and the curcumin can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream through the lymphatic system. That’s a cooperative one-two punch of absorption and deliciousness. Sip one of these in the morning and I’d say you are already winning at the day!  Setting yourself up for major health success.

The key to this recipe is to be sure you do not over-heat your milk of choice.  If you do then you’re drink might be too bitter.  Spices like to be courted slowly not jumped on by surprise.  I’m usually not one to be patient with my food/cooking (hence why I barely bake) but making Golden Milk has become more like a meditation for me.  A slow way to start my morning.  So stir consciously and sip gratefully friends.

I love seeing what recipes y’all are making.  Thanks for all the @herheartandtable and #hht tags on Insta-stories!  Love seeing you fuel your bodies for good!

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Golden Milk
Easy Golden Milk - Creamy, easy golden milk with dairy-free milk, ginger, turmeric, peppercorn, cinnamon and coconut oil.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
8 oz cups
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Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
8 oz cups
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Instructions
  1. Over medium heat combine all ingredients into a pot.
  2. Once pot reaches a simmer cook on low for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  3. Strain with a fine mesh sieve and enjoy with a friend!
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January 5, 2018

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21 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sarah Davis

    January 22, 2018

    I make a turmeric, ginger tea fairly often, but I’ve never made golden milk. This looks delicious – and bonus points that it is vegan! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Virginia

    January 22, 2018

    Never would have considered making vegan golden milk before reading this, but now I’m tempted! Good luck in your Whole30 journey!

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    jessica montoya

    January 23, 2018

    this golden milk actually looks yummy! I saw that it can be used as a sleep aid??? Sign me up! Thanks for sharing.

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    Heather Scott

    January 23, 2018

    This looks so comforting! As a vegan myself, I am totally going to make this. Looks healthy, healing, and exactly what I need in the winter. Thanks for sharing!

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    Sarah F

    January 23, 2018

    Well, I’ll be honest… it looks terrible, but I bet that it tastes incredible… I LOVE almond milk, Im gonna have to try this now, I had never heard of vegan golden milk

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    Laura P

    January 23, 2018

    I will have to try this. I’ve made golden paste, also with turmeric, and apparently it shows remarkable results in staying off cancers and other disease. The paste doesn’t taste good but it’s good for you. Perhaps the golden milk will be more palatable for me.

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    Stevie

    January 23, 2018

    My hubby and I are on day 22 of our Whole30 journey!!! So.. excuse me while I go search your whole site for delicious recipes to get me through the last eight days haha!!!

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      Stevie

      January 23, 2018

      Also… I’m super duper excited to try this amazing looking vegan golden milk!!!!

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    Meghan

    January 23, 2018

    I love adding tumeric to my tea! This vegan golden milk looks delicious!

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    Aida

    January 23, 2018

    I had never heard of this beverage before…thanks for all this information. Vegan golden milk is now on my list of “something new to try”. Appreciate this healthy tip!

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    Amy

    January 23, 2018

    I have been drinking vegan golden milk for quite sometime with out even realizing it, we call it a golden turmeric latte in Canada! Isn’t it just delicious my new go to drink!!

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    Fran Jorgensen

    January 23, 2018

    I haven’t hear of the Whole 30 , so now I am off to google to find out more about it! This mil looks like the perfect treat for a cold winter afternoon.

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    Alison Rost

    January 23, 2018

    This is so healthy! I have been making turmeric tea because of its anti-inflammatory properties. However, I need to try making this vegan golden milk following the recipe you shared. Coconut milk would make it really delicious!

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    Meg

    January 23, 2018

    I love anything with Tumeric in it! It’s so good for you! I will have to definitely try this recipe, thanks for sharing!

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    Alyssa Bouma

    January 23, 2018

    I have never heard of vegan golden milk before but it sounds absolutely amazing. I think I need to give it a try because I am doing a low fodmap diet right now and this would fit right in!

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    Minh

    January 23, 2018

    My daughter actually hates drinking regular milk, so I’m going to try your vegan golden milk recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    Karthika

    January 23, 2018

    Love this healthy recipe with turmeric and such a bonus that it is vegan too. And can I just say that those cups are just perfect to enjoy this vegan golden milk drink.

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    Megan

    January 23, 2018

    Okay, I had never heard of Vegan Golden Milk before, but now I really want to try it! It looks so warm and comforting. Also, as a newbie to the ceramics world, your mugs are beautiful!

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    Elizabeth Weitz

    January 24, 2018

    I love Golden Milk! Its life changing! So glad you shared this amazing recipe!

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    Olivia

    January 24, 2018

    This looks so delish! We use almond milk for everything. I’ll have to try this!

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    Emely

    January 24, 2018

    OMG! I’ve never heard of vegan golden milk before, but I’m glad I know if it now! I tried this today and it tasted SO. GOOD. Creamy and lush with that kick spice. Good recipe!

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