Golden Milk (non-dairy, or whatever you enjoy)

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This warming delicious drink is loaded with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. I love to make this for my husband in the evening instead of hot cocoa as it promotes restful sleep as well!


  • 1 cup of milk of your choice (Trader Joe’s sells a Almond beverage vanilla unsweetened that is ┬átasty)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2″ turmeric, grated or sliced or 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2″ piece of sliced ginger or 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp whole peppercorns or several sprinkles of fresh ground pepper
  • 1 T coconut cream (I love Tropical Traditions)
  • 1 heaping tsp of agave, honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar or for low carb, a packet of stevia or spoon of monk fruit sweetener.
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon at the end, on top

Here’s How:

  1. Whisk ingredients through peppercorns in a small heavy saucepan until simmering for 10-15 minutes, then strain. (If using all powdered herbs, no need to strain)
  2. Add coconut cream and sweetener and heat until dissolved.
  3. Pour into mug and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. Consider making bigger batches and storing in fridge for up to 5 days.