Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Milk

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turmeric milk, Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Milk

turmeric milk, Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Milk

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Milk

This anti-inflammatory turmeric milk recipe is from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health. Try this anti-inflammatory turmeric milk recipe today!

If you enjoy recipes like this, you may be interested in my advanced nutrition and recipe book the Keto Metabolic Breakthrough.

turmeric milk, Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Milk

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Milk




Yield 1 Cup


  • 1 cup full-fat organic coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • Liquid stevia, to taste
  • Ground cinnamon, for topping
  • Coconut cream, for topping (optional; see Tip)


Step #1:  In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the coconut milk, ginger, turmeric, and pepper until the mixture starts to bubble.

Step #2:  Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld. Remove from the heat.

Step #3:  Transfer to a serving cup and stir in the stevia. Top with cinnamon and coconut cream, if desired, serve, and enjoy!

Tip: To get coconut cream, refrigerate a can of coconut milk overnight. When you open the can, you can scrape the cream off the top.


***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**  

Courses Beverages, Breakfast

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 423

% Daily Value

Total Fat 45 g


Total Carbohydrates 7 g


Protein 3 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

turmeric milk, Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Milk

Special Notes:

I am a huge fan of comfort drinks. Coffee, hot chocolate and chai tea latte.  These are things that I can just sip and relax. Sad part is, most of these drinks are doing nothing good for my body so I am determined to create and enjoy certain beverages that both taste amazing AND balance my hormones, support my skin, and prevent disease- all at the same time.

And this is one drink that does just that.

Turmeric is a true super herb. It is incredibly detoxifying and anti inflammatory. It supports your liver and kills cells that may be harming your body. This in turn can improve skin and digestion as well as prevent disease and sickness in the future. Turmeric has been shown to kill cancer cells, boost blood circulation and reduce the pain and fever associated with illness.

Coconut milk is full of healthy fats and contains lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids and capric acid, which have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Coconut milk and all coconut products are one of the most powerful foods for hormonal balance. These fats will also fuel your brain, give you energy, and take away sugar cravings.

I also love to top this baby with coconut whip cream!

Turmeric milk is a traditional Indian beverage that is commonly referred to as “Golden Milk” because of its healing properties. Very soothing, and will help your body detox throughout the night.

The absorption of turmeric is actually enhanced when combined with black pepper. This drink will take good care of your body. Enjoy!

turmeric milk, Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Milk

Dr Jockers Comments:

You will love this anti-inflammatory turmeric recipe!  Tastes great and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.  I add a pinch of black pepper to this as the piperine in the black pepper enhances the absorption of the powerful curcuminoid antioxidants from the turmeric.

I buy my ground turmeric in bulk (typically 5 lbs at a time – Lol!) and keep it in a large glass container and also have a glass shaker bottle.  It is always a good idea to have some extra turmeric around!!

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  1. I’ve always wondered if drinking turmeric teas, milks, etc, will stain your teeth. I take capsules twice a day and my fingers turn yellow just from taking the caps out of the bottle.

    1. I notice that skin and tartar on teeth can get yellowish, but washing with soap and brushing my teeth takes care of the yellow, transferring to my toothbrush instead… I’ve actually heard some people make up a natural toothpaste which calls for adding turmeric so it must not cause much staining.

  2. I just tried this. I didn’t have any coconut milk on hand so I used almond milk. i’ve been trying to incorporate more turmeric and ginger in my diet but I do not like the taste of ginger. However, with all these ingredients mixed together I could not tell ginger was in the mix and surprisingly, it tasted very good.

  3. The recipe and instructions don’t match. The instructions talk of honey…the recipe say stevia. Which is it? I prefer honey.

        1. I actually prefer monkfruit sweetner over stevia, it doesn’t get as bitter with higher amounts used… My main brand is Lakanto and I prefer the golden… it is even good sprinkled on more tart fruit and ends up tasting like raw cane sugar, it is also granular like real sugar and like stevia has no spike in blood sugar

  4. Turmeric as a healing nutrient is nothing new in our family. My mother-in-law would make us drink “dhoodh, ghee, haldi” – milk, clarified butter and turmeric – at the merest hint of a cough or cold. We would have to drink it at night and then go to sleep straight after. Just a few days of this is guaranteed to rid you of the worst of your cold and flu symptoms.

    Post childbirth, mothers are given a more potent version of this same drink for at least a week. the turmeric helps in the internal healing process but because it generates a lot of heat in the body it needs to be taken with a cooling agent which is why ghee is added to the drink.

    Also, during the winter months when fresh turmeric is in season, my grandmother would make sure to eat a lot of the stuff cos she said it helped keep her joints and bones strong.

    Aside from that – turmeric is one of the four essential spices we use every day in our cooking…:).

  5. I have been taking Golden Milk for a while now, but when I stopped drinking it, I found my body ached more and my legs as well. I was also getting a bit constipated as well while drinking this Golden Milk. Can anyone suggest to me what I am doing wrong, if anything, and if anyone has had to same problem as I have.

    1. Hey Liz, the only difference is that the milk typically contains a binder such as guar gum. I like to try and keep things as pure as possible when possible!

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