golden turmeric milk | by the skinny confidential

Turmeric Golden Milk Fulfilling All Your Fantasies

Updated: January 12, 2016

golden turmeric milk | by the skinny confidential
turmeric golden milk recipe | by the skinny confidential


Anyone heard of it?

It’s one of my favorites! A lot of you guys have asked about nighttime drinks & hands down it’s either peppermint tea with cacao nibs…or a close second: golden turmeric milk.

This recipe was actually recommended by my friend, Marie.

Marie is AMAZING. She’s from Sweden & has the most beautiful skin. Not only is she beautiful, but she’s constantly inspiring me to feed my body goodness.

So obviously when she recommended golden turmeric milk, I was sold. Actually, I IMMEDIATELY whipped the golden potion up.

turmeric golden milk recipe | by the skinny confidential

Ok so what exactly is turmeric milk?

Basically it’s “a traditional Ayurvedic drink to boost your health and vitality. It is usually taken at night to promote sleep and heal an array of ailments including common colds, sore throat, indigestion, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, menstrual cramps, headaches and arthritis.

It also fights cancers like that of the breast, liver, colon and prostate, relieves depression, promotes digestive health, detoxifies the liver, purifies blood, boosts circulation, accelerates wound-healing, relieves pain, protects against cardiovascular disease and helps with neurological disorders.

Most benefits of turmeric come from its key compound, curcumin, which has strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiseptic properties. Turmeric is also used as a carminative herb in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine.

The health benefits of turmeric are further enhanced by adding black pepper to it. Research shows that black pepper contains piperine, a compound that helps the body absorb curcumin better.” { via }

golden turmeric milk | by the skinny confidential

NOW, benefits of turmeric golden milk are kind of INSANE:

♡ really, really helps treat a nasty cold/cough
♡ detoxifies the body ( well, shit— I need this )
♡ boosts immunity
♡ helps with sleep ( like a lot, A LOT )
♡ reduces period cramps…later Aunt Flow
♡ makes skin GLOW, glow, glow ( << MARIE!!! )
♡ speeds up weight loss ( turmeric helps breakdown fat— cha ching! )
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We all know that turmeric is fab for swelling ( um hi, hello jaw surgery! ). Turmeric was a helpful healer throughout my entire recovery. Not only did I drink this magical potion but I also took turmeric tablets & made TSC Pink Detox Drink at least five times a week.

Enough about that, let’s talk about the recipe shall we?

turmeric golden milk recipe | by the skinny confidential

turmeric golden milk recipe | by the skinny confidential

The Skinny Confidential’s Golden Turmeric Potion:

1 can of coconut milk ( love this one )
2-3 teaspoons of turmeric ( sometimes I add 10, LOL )
1 teaspoon raw local honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
A few sprinkles of black pepper ( helps with absorption )
1/4 fresh ginger, peeled
Pinch of cayenne pepper

+ Directions: blend ingredients besides the raw honey in blender ( I use a Nutribullet ). Add to a small sauce pan & heat for 5 minutes over low to medium heat until it’s very hot but not boiling. Add raw honey right before you drink it. Enjoy right away for all the goodness.

+ Note: you can use regular milk or almond milk too!

Quick example for ya:

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Also, this may sound strange so don’t judge…

Lately I’ve been grabbing turmeric root at Whole Foods ( it looks like a disgusting, old crusty thumb ) & throwing it into my morning green drink. SO good it hurts…You know you’re curious, don’t lie!

This all may sound overwhelming but I’m here to tell you guys: IT’S NOT. In fact, it’s embarrassingly easy.

Just keep turmeric pills & the spice on hand and you’re golden.

You’re literally golden though because turmeric is golden…& every once in a while throw a crusty thumb in your AM green drink.

MMMMMmmmm, off to make some ‘milk’ & watch Django Unchained.

Mwah, mwah- lauryn

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turmeric golden milk recipe | by the skinny confidential

turmeric golden milk recipe | by the skinny confidential


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    1. Lauryn Post author

      Hi Marina, you could definitely try it with cow’s milk. I am pretty much 100% done with cow’s milk, but if you like it better you should try it! You could also use almond or cashew milk :)) OR unpasteurized cow’s milk! Just make sure your source is 100% safe. xx
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  1. Alexandra

    Oh wow I had no idea numeric-ginger-milk was a popular thing! My boyfriend kept raving about this special drink he tried at his yoga studio last year and when we tried to recreate it at home we fell in love with it!
    Now we make it almost every single evening – especially cause it’s getting pretty cold in London and warms you up from inside. We use maple syrup instead of honey and our version doesn’t have cayenne pepper in it. We shall try yours next time!
    xx Alex
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  2. Briana

    I can totally vouch for the efficacy turmeric/curcumin! Not only have I used golden milk to relieve throat issues, but my dad successfully rid himself of chronic knee pain using a curcumin regimen and then was asked to speak about it at his local health food store. Lol. It really works! And actually tastes quite good :)


  3. Jenna

    Love all of the benefits of turmeric but do you find that it literally dies everything yellow? Including a fresh mani? Every time I make it, I end up with yellow stained nails, teeth and toothbrush. It takes days for the yellow to come out from my nails and I usually end up having to replace my brush head :-/.

  4. Amanda

    I’ve been struggling with rheumatoid arthritis and keep reading about the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric! I made this tonight and it was so good! I’m definitely going to make it regularly and hopefully it helps. Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. JustRach

    Wow I’ve never heard of this before but it sounds really good. I’m definitely going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing! :)


  6. Amy Shay

    Hello! I too have discovered the miracle know and as turmeric! This may have been addressed already, but can you make ahead? So, how long do you think it would last in the fridge?

  7. T

    This looked so good and turmeric is so good for you, so obviously I’m drinking it right now and it is amazing! Plus I love ginger everything, gingerbread, ginger chicken, I even like my men ginger (see ginger hubs) I think I’ll be drinking this every night forever.

  8. Korey

    I absolutely love this recipe, I am using it in a blog post (crediting you, obviously!), but the photos are so eye-catching. What camera do you use, if I may?

  9. Amarie88

    I have fallen in love with this! I’ve played around a smidge with the ingredients for flavor. I’ve cut back on soy milk due to its given me some digestive issues and mix half almond milk and half coconut milk. However, I add a shake of cayenne pepper and it gives it a nice kick. I also use pumpkin pie spice(ginger/nutmeg/cinnamon/all spice/clove).

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  14. angie

    I have been putting fresh turmeric in my morning smoothie for several months. It has CURED my psoriasis. I swear by it. My skin all over feels and looks better. I have SUFFERED with psoriasis for 3 years. Did not make my smoothie for 2 weeks on vacation and had a relapse. Back to it and instantly better. Just made a cup of golden tea and will make it forever. Turmeric WORKS.

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  17. Meagan

    Lauryn, do you know if it would be okay to prepare this in advance – blend all the ingredients, and then warm throughout the week as you desire? Thanks,

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  19. TSD

    I had no idea golden milk was a “thing” now. It was recommended to me for my insomnia, and guess what….. IT WORKS! I have had to endure several sleep studies, to only find out I have chronic insomnia, something I already was aware of,but you know how doctors are.
    Anyway… I love golden milk, I drink it every night, right before I head upstairs to bed, and I’m falling asleep within the hour! Not only am I sleeping, but when I wake up, I feel refreshed, and in a great mood! The recipe I have, calls for making a paste with 1/2 cup water & 1/4 cup turmeric. You cook this over gentle heat until thick, then you can store the paste in a glass jar in the frig for up to two weeks. When you make the “milk”, or “tea”, it calls for 2 cups coconut milk, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of the paste, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger, 4 to 6 whole Peppercorn’s, and a pinch of Stevia. I don’t use Stevia, I use raw organic honey from a bee farmer friend. Put everything in a saucepan, and simmer for 10 minutes, then strain to get the Peppercorn’s & ginger out & top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe, I’m going to try it tonight, seems to easier to put it all in a nutribullet!

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