Bedtime Golden Turmeric Milk

Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free

Makes 2 servings


2 cups soy milk (or other plant-based milk)

1 tsp. ground turmeric (more as desired)

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1-3 Tbsp. maple syrup (depending on desired sweetness)

1 tsp. vanilla extract, more to taste

Pinch of black pepper

Optional: 1/4 tsp. ground ginger (or freshly grated), cardamom


In a small saucepan over medium heat, add all ingredients and whisk to combine.

Heat for about 5-6 minutes until milk is hot, whisking occasionally.

Take care not to boil (only warm & lightly simmer until the spices are dissolved).

Carefully pour into a mug and enjoy! Sip, breathe deeply, be well :)


I use plain, unsweetened soy milk, so adjust vanilla and maple syrup to taste if you're using a sweetened or flavored milk.

The pinch of black pepper is said to aid in the effectiveness of turmeric (not necessary, but helps.) As for absorption, I've read when eaten with fats & oils, it helps absorb turmeric in the gut. (Anyone with more info on this, I'd love to hear!)

Turmeric can stain, so pour & use cautiously.