Golden turmeric ginger milk

I had a friend recently ask me about turmeric milk. Not being in my repertoire, I thought it sounded interesting and only imagined how it would stain my nut bag. Well, for starters I learned you don’t strain it. Although my champion juicer has a permanent yellow hue. This one is for you Becky!

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A lot of recipes call for powdered turmeric and/or ginger or often will have you grate it/chop it and simmer it and then strain it. But I have been juicing fresh turmeric over the past year and decided to juice it and fresh ginger. These amounts are what I used and honestly I think it’s to your personal taste. I like it heavier on the turmeric.

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 And because this is sort of a wee post, I decided to put some time and fun into fonts and such. I’ve dabbled in the past but haven’t used them it a while.

I juiced the roots and put about 1/2 cup water slowly through the juicer and made enough for about four 8oz cups. It didn’t feel like a horrible thing to do to my champion and god knows I wanted to get every last drop out of there.  It’s not the easy route but damn it’s good. And this stuff is concentrated.

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I used my house made vanilla almond milk for the base. But you can use your preferred milk as a base. I even topped it with a little raw cream. I’m a born-again raw milk lover. Note on my almond milk- I’ve been switching out a few dates for the coconut sugar

Vanilla almond milk homemadeThe reason we are adding a teaspoon of coconut oil is the fat will help with the absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric. My go to coconut oil is Nutiva organic virgin coconut oil.

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This is the substance giving us the anti-inflammatory properties. From the ginger, more anti-inflammatory benefits as well as gastro-intestinal benefits. Please see here for details on ginger and here for details on turmeric.

And last but not least the honey. I’m on for raw- no surprise there. And I wasn’t shy with it. I made two cups at a time for Ollie and I and used a ginormous tablespoon. Start with 1-2 tsp and take it to your liking.

I think we all know ginger is good for us but I’ll also add this handy chart from Organicfacts.netgingerAnd you probably want a visual for turmeric if you don’t feel like clicking to read details. I like charts myself. This one from shareayurveda.com

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 And very very last thing- if you have one of those little frothers- use it. Just gives it that light airy texture:)

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33 responses

  1. Funny how once you read about something it suddenly pops up elsewhere 🙂 I only just read about turmeric milk last week, thought it sounded nice but didn’t look up the recipe. I have to say I don’t think I’ve ever seen turmeric roots in a supermarket or at the market. I have to make a point to go looking for it as this sounds right up my alley!

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    • So true. Kale salad anyone? So you need to look for Kurkuma Wurzel? I think that’s it.
      It’s a great drink- I don’t make it everyday but it’s nice on the weekends or now and again in the evening. x

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  2. Now that is different! I’m a huge ginger fan, love the almond milk, coconut and honey. Just have to get my head around the idea of tumeric. I’m all for the obvious health benefits.
    Thanks Wendy! 🙂

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    • Hi Pamela- It is kind of exotic – the honey sure sweetens it up nicely and it’s quite soothing. I’d say like a hot chocolate but that’s a lie- really apples and oranges there. Both hot drinks fit a chilly afternoon with a book though!

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  3. This is a really timely post, I actually bought a piece of turmeric the other day to make a drink (hearing about the positive properties) but hadn’t found a good recipe yet! Love the idea of the ginger kick in this. I will definitely try it! Thanks Wendy x

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    • Turmeric is hot right now. All sorts of new elixirs hitting the shelves. It’s got a bite but the taste has grown on me when it’s not too overbearing. It’s great to juice with carrots and oranges as well.

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