Cozy Golden Turmeric Almond Milk

Frothy Turmeric Almond Milk, a delicious and healthy warm gluten-free drink for a chilly day l www.stephinthyme.com #healthy #glutenfree #almondmilk

It’s 2016, a whole new year. We have so much to catch up on. So much that we’re going to sit down and chat in a separate post.

To get ready for our epic catch up, we need drinks first.

This Cozy Golden Turmeric Almond Milk is the perfect wintertime drink to curl up with on a brisk morning, chilly afternoon, or frigid evening.

Frothy, subtly sweet, rich and deep in both color and flavor, and healthy to boot.

Frothy Turmeric Almond Milk, a delicious and healthy warm gluten-free drink for a chilly day l www.stephinthyme.com #healthy #glutenfree #almondmilk

This Golden Turmeric Almond Milk recipe is courtesy of Whole Foods Market – Lynnfield. Whole Foods hosted “Open Heart October,” a gratitude themed workshop held at Barefoot Yoga Shala where I teach yoga weekly. Whole Foods brought a gigantic thermos of this warm Golden Milk to the event, and I enjoyed cup after cup while decorating a gratitude jar alongside fellow yogis. Whole Foods shared the recipe with everyone who attended, and I’m so so glad they did.

I made a big batch of this warm drink for my family after our annual Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot 5k. It’s so quick and easy to put together, I often whip up a batch on the spot after a workout or whenever I need a dose of cozy warmth or feel a head cold coming on.

Frothy Turmeric Almond Milk, a delicious and healthy warm gluten-free drink for a chilly day l www.stephinthyme.com #healthy #glutenfree #almondmilk

The main ingredient of this mug of magic is turmeric, also known as “the healing spice.” Turmeric is native to south and southeast Asia and has been used for thousands of years as both a medicinal herb and a spice. Turmeric is a key ingredient in many Asian dishes, giving curry both its flavor and color. Beyond food, turmeric is used for its medicinal properties to heal and soothe.

The active ingredient in turmeric is a compound called curcumin, which bears potent and powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. As a supplement, turmeric has been used to treat everything from arthritis to colds to stomach pains (and has many, many more uses and health benefits).

In this recipe, I use MegaFood Daily Turmeric Nutrient Boost Powder. It’s gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and soy-free. There is no added sugar or sweeteners and no preservatives or fillers. In addition to turmeric, this nutrient powder also contains Orange Vitamin C, Black Cherries, Black Pepper Extract, and Holy Basil Leaf. Together, these whole herbs and farm fresh fruits enhance the protective and restorative health benefits of turmeric.

I use this powder as the base of Cozy Golden Turmeric Almond Milk, but it can also be added to smoothies, shakes, and juices.

Frothy Turmeric Almond Milk, a delicious and healthy warm gluten-free drink for a chilly day l www.stephinthyme.com #healthy #glutenfree #almondmilk

This Golden Turmeric Almond Milk is so simple and easy to put together.

In a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together unsweetened almond milk, local honey, one scoop of Turmeric Nutrient Boost Powder (about a teaspoon), ground cinnamon, and ground ginger. Bring the milk to a simmer and remove from heat just as it comes to a boil.

To finish off the richly colored and silky smooth Golden Turmeric Almond Milk, I use an immersion blender to add a frothy essence.

Frothy Turmeric Almond Milk, a delicious and healthy warm gluten-free drink for a chilly day l www.stephinthyme.com #healthy #glutenfree #almondmilk

I often prepare Golden Milk on days I complete a tough workout. Because store-bought almond milk is typically low in protein, I use So Delicious Almond+Plus because it contains five times the amount of protein than “regular” almond milk. This way, my post-work out recovery includes both protein and the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric.

To make this recipe vegan, simply swap the honey for agave nectar or another natural sweetener. You can also use a whole cinnamon stick and grated, fresh ginger in place of the ground spices for a more robust flavor (just be sure to remove the stick before blending together).

Part I – Healthy, warm cozy drinks. CHECK. (Thanks, Whole Foods- Lynnfield!)

Part II – Grab your warmest duds, find a comfy seat wrapped in a warm throw, and let’s catch up on LIFE, man.

More to come…but here’s a little teaser:

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I would love to hear from you. What is your chilly evening cozy up in a blanket beverage of choice?

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Make yourself a cozy cup of warm Golden "Milk," which is almond milk seasoned with healthy turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and honey. Frothy with anti-inflammatory properties, this deliciously rich and subtly sweet beverage is a healthy wintertime alternative to cocoa.
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Serves: 2 servings
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  1. Combine ingredients in a medium-sized pot. Whisk to combine.
  2. Bring the contents to a simmer over low heat. Just before it comes to a boil, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Using an immersion blender, pulse the milk until frothy. (You can use a regular blender if you don't have an immersion blender).
  4. Pour Golden Milk into a mug and enjoy immediately.

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try it! 😀

    • steph says

      It just snowed today (which I didn’t know about), so it was even more perfect! I loved the contrast of colors of white snow and yellow golden milk in my mug. Mmmmmm.

    • steph says

      Wow that’s incredible! I find it helps after a strength training session. I feel so much better afterwards! Thanks for sharing :)

    • steph says

      It’s the best – and I’m picky about my warm drinks. I usually like a little booze in them, but this one is good on its own. Ha! :)

    • steph says

      After enjoying this drink, I need to explore and play with turmeric more. Would love to hear about how you use it!

  2. says

    I can totally attest to the healing power of tumeric! I often use it in soups and curries when we are feeling a little under the weather but I’ve never tried it in a drink before. I imagine this is one of the best ways to make the most of its healing powers :) thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    Very informative post. I usually only use tumeric for food to colour and flvour, did not know can be used for drinks. It is great nuricious drink after my workout too. Thank you for shring 😀

    • steph says

      Definitely! Warm and cozy, and I love how it has silky body to it. Thicker than tea, so a bit more satisfying. Thanks for visiting!

  4. says

    This is such an inspiring drink with huge nutrition benefits! I tried it with almond milk and loved it! I don’t normally love almond milk, but with the turmeric, it works!

    • steph says

      I’m picky about almond milk. I don’t care for any of the flavored, just plain unsweetened. I want to try and make my own from scratch someday! (And mmm yes, British tea. Perfection).

  5. says

    Oh, this really does look sooooooo comfy-cozy … and nutritious, too! What a lovely recipe idea – such a great change from the wintertime standby of a cup of hot chocolate – for so many reasons! Definitely pinning! (And psssst … as I’m reading your blog, with my pup curled on my lap, I’m totally loving that last darling pic! 😀 )

    • steph says

      Ha, yes I agree…a nice change of pace from cup of hot chocolate! (And looooveeee that you’re reading with your pup curled up on your lap!)

  6. says

    Hi Stephanie, I’ve been wondering how to include turmeric into my meals and this is absolutely awesome. I would never have thought of putting it in anything but a tea. Thanks so much!

  7. says

    Lovely spice combination!

    You know – I’ve been making spiced salt lassis, but hadn’t thought to use the same spices in a hot milk combination… Can’t imagine why not!

    • steph says

      When I first came upon it at my yoga event I was quite perplexed and curious…then drank half of the thermos they brought for everyone…

  8. says

    Turmeric is one of those spices I still need to incorporate in my life. This is a fab way to start. My go to warm me up drink would have to be a citrucy rooibos tea with wild honey.

    • steph says

      That go-to warm me up drink sounds so delicious! I love roobios tea, I have a pumpkin spice flavored version but citrusy sounds delightful.

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