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Golden Turmeric Milk

This anti-inflammatory tonic is made with dairy-free milk, several warming spices, and a dash of honey or maple syrup.
Mug of golden turmeric milk.
  • Makes 2 servings
  • Prep Time 5 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut, cashew, almond, or hemp milk
  • 1 tbs. local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger root or ¼ to ½ tsp. ground dried ginger
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 2 organic chai green tea bags (optional)


Pour all ingredients except the tea bags into a small saucepan.
Bring to a gentle boil while whisking until spices are well incorporated.
Reduce heat and simmer for five minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Whisk again and serve, or add the chai green tea bags and steep for two to three minutes before serving, if desired.

This recipe was originally published on October 11, 2017 on Experience Life, Life Time’s whole-life health and fitness magazine.

Food photography by Kenny Johnson; Food styling by Anne Fisher

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Lisa Markley and Jill Grunewald

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN AND Jill Grunewald, HNC coauthored The Essential Thyroid Cookbook (, from which these recipes are selected. Dietitian Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, and integrative nutrition and hormone coach Jill Grunewald, HNC, guide clients with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s back to health.


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