Bedtime Golden Turmeric Milk
This soothing golden latte with cinnamon & vanilla is the ultimate cozy nighttime drink. Customizable, easy to make, and is said to help promote more restful sleep.
Servings2 medium mugs
- 2 cups soy milk (or other plant-based milk)
- 1 tsp. ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (I use Ceylon)
- 2-3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (depending on desired sweetness)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Pinch of black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger (or freshly grated), cardamom
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add all ingredients and whisk to combine.
Heat for about 5-6 minutes until milk is hot, whisking occasionally.
Take care not to boil (only warm & lightly simmer until the spices are dissolved).
Carefully pour into a mug and enjoy! Breathe deep, sip slow, be well.
I use plain, unsweetened soy milk, so adjust vanilla and maple syrup to taste if you’re using a sweetened or flavored milk.
The pinch of black pepper is said to aid in the effectiveness of turmeric. As for absorption, I’ve read when eaten with fats & oils, it helps absorb turmeric in the gut. (Anyone with more info on this, I’d love to hear!)
Turmeric can stain, so pour & use cautiously.
Recipe adapted from Nutrition Stripped
Calories: 165 kcalCarbohydrates: 21 gProtein: 7 gFat: 5 gSaturated Fat: 1 gPotassium: 428 mgFiber: 2 gSugar: 15 gVitamin A: 927 IUVitamin C: 18 mgCalcium: 359 mgIron: 2 mg