Super Soothing Golden Milk

Serves 2


  • 2 cups almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Medjool dates, softened in a bit of hot water or milk *
  • 1-2 tsp ghee or coconut oil
Optional – 1 cardamom pod, ground

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  1. Start by softening the dates with a bit of hot water or milk alternative of choice and set aside.
  2. Place milk in a medium saucepan and warm over medium heat.
  3. Make a paste with turmeric, cinnamon, pepper, softened dates and ghee/coconut oil, and add the paste to the warmed milk, stirring occasionally to help the ingredients dissolve (use a whisk or a hand blender if necessary).
  4. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 min to let the flavors infuse the milk.
  5. Turn off the heat and let it rest, covered for 5 min.
  6. Pour into a cup and enjoy!

*If using honey to sweeten instead of dates, add honey on step 5 to avoid destroying the honey’s delicate healing compounds.  

What are the benefits of this dish?

If anxiety is producing sleeplessness, Golden Milk should be your bedtime remedy of choice. Drinking tea is an effective remedy for inducing calm when you are feeling anxious. But drinking THIS tea will offer benefits that will go far beyond reducing anxiety and giving you restoring sleep. [1]

This soothing elixir owes its name to its star ingredient, turmeric, which is a deep golden yellow spice containing curcumin.

Curcumin’s health benefits include very powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immune-regulatory, anticancer, antidiabetic, neuro-protective, cardiovascular protective, and hepatoprotective effects. It has also been shown to help reduce anxiety. [2, 3, 4]

Consumption of turmeric with dietary fats such as egg yolks, coconut oil or ghee, increases its bioavailability and absorption, as does its combination with piperine, the active component in black pepper. [5, 6]  

Curcumin is a natural agent with positive effects on gut health and function – it has been shown to positively influence the diversity of our intestinal microbiota, and can significantly reduce intestinal permeability and inflammation. Not surprisingly, it has been proposed that curcumin’s  arsenal of medicinal benefits may also arise from its positive effect on gastrointestinal health and function. [7]

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