Recipe: Uplifting Turmeric Milk Tea

A few months ago I started researching Ayurvedic recipies and home remedies to help support my older sister who was pregnant with her first baby. Turmeric was an indregident that seems to come up over and over again. Though it adds a gorgeous golden color to anything it is added to, it doesn’t have a particularly strong flavor which makes it very easy to add to most dishes including rice, soup, and roasted veggies. From what I understand, combining turmeric with a small amount of black pepper and healthy fat greatly increases its ability to cleans the body of unwanted bacteria and may even lift your mood. 

One super easy way I have integrated this amazing ingredient into my life is Turmeric Milk Tea. You’ll find my personal recipe below. 

Let me know what you think of the tea or any other ways you incorporate Turmeric into your diet. 

Uplifting Turmeric Milk Tea


1.5 cups Whole milk 

1 Tbs Turmeric (ground)

1-2 tsp Cinnamon (ground)

1 tsp Ginger (dry or fresh ground)

1/4 tsp Black pepper

1/2 tsp good quality vanilla extract (optional)

1 tsp Manuka Honey (optimal)


Heat milk over low heat in a sauce pan. Add spices and vanilla and stir to combine. I love the spice of fresh ginger but its not for everyone. Go lightly as first then add more if you enjoy the flavor. 

Carefully watch and stir the liquid until steam starts to rise from the pot. You do not want the scald the milk. On low heat, mine is ready in 10 minutes. 

Place the honey in your mug and pour the hot milk tea over. The honey will melt a lightly sweeten the tea. 



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