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Keto Golden Turmeric Milk

|Keto Golden Turmeric Milk

Have you tried turmeric milk yet? I've been making turmeric milk for many years, even before I went keto. Back then I used to drink it with honey which I now skip or substitute with stevia or Erythritol.

So what is golden milk? Turmeric, which is the main ingredient, gives this milk the vibrant golden colour and is responsible for its several health benefits. Turmeric is a powerful adaptogen and just like ginseng, green tea, maca or ashwagandha, it can help improve your health in several ways. Some of the beneficial effects of turmeric are:

  • Curcumin, that gives turmeric its vibrant colour, has anti-inflammatory effects. Inflammation is the main cause of heart disease and a contributor to many common Western diseases.
  • It has antioxidant properties protecting our body from free radical damage
  • Can help prevent and even treat cancer
  • Immune boosting properties (it's perfect for this time of year!)
  • Helps relieve muscle pain
  • Improves digestion
  • Has anti-stress and anti-ageing effects
  • Is beneficial for endocrine and neuroendocrine systems. It can improve autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto's or rheumatoid arthritis.

I don't think that golden milk is to everyone's taste - some say it's an acquired taste - but I totally love it. It's great any time of the year, both iced and hot. Turmeric in now in season and I'll be sharing even more recipes using this amazing herb so stay tuned :-)

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1 cup):

4.7 grams 0.8 grams 3 grams 25.6 grams 21.5 grams 247 calories
Total Carbs5.5grams
Net Carbs4.7grams
of which Saturated21.5grams
Magnesium54mg (14% RDA)
Potassium268mg (13% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (5%), fat (88%).

Ingredients (makes 4 regular or 8 small servings):

Note: a regular serving is 1 cup, a small serving is ½ cup.


  1. Grate the ginger and turmeric. I recommend using protective gloves, as turmeric root stains and is hard to clean. Same applies to your kitchen counter and chopping board. The vibrant turmeric colour will fade away over time but it's better if you prevent it from touching surfaces that you care about.
    |Keto Golden Turmeric Milk Depending on the availability and preference, you can use fresh turmeric and ginger or ground turmeric and ginger powder. |Keto Golden Turmeric Milk
  2. Pour the coconut milk and almond milk into a sauce pan. Add grated turmeric and ginger, cinnamon, vanilla powder, black pepper and Erythritol. |Keto Golden Turmeric Milk
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the spices. Optionally, add coconut oil and combine using a hand whisk or pour in a blender and pulse until sooth and frothy. |Keto Golden Turmeric Milk
  4. Serve immediately ... |Keto Golden Turmeric Milk ... or let it cool down and drink with ice. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. The spices will settle at the bottom - make sure to stir it before serving. |Keto Golden Turmeric Milk

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Comments (14)

I know its probably better to use fresh Tumeric and ginger, but is it ok to use the powder in this drink?


Yes you can Smile Please, see "ground turmeric" in the list of ingredients.


Tried it yesterday and it was absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe. Though, I got less than 3 regular tea cups out of it. Still very much worth it Smile


Thank you for your kind words Marie! Smile


I just made this and it is delicious! I know the many health benefits of ginger and turmeric but combining them together ❤... For a drink.... Amazing!! Thanks!!


I'm glad you liked it! Smile


Use fresh lemon to remove any tumeric stains, it really works.  For staining on a white stone bench just rub the stain with a cut lemon until it removes.  For a stained sink, leave a previously soaked lemon wedge on the stain.  For cups, leave a lemon wedge to soak in the cup filled with water.


Thanks for the great tip Tracy!


I just found this article on BBC today: They did an experiment and discovered that turmeric powder can indeed prevent cancer. The researchers were looking at DNA methylation patterns and had three groups they tested. In the group that was ingesting turmeric powder (1 teaspoon a day for 6 weeks), they found significant changes in a gene that is involved in depression, asthma, eczema and cancer. I need to make some turmeric milk!


Thank you, that's a remarkable result!


That is beautiful. I'm adding Turmeric to my shopping list now!


This is a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! I have been using Gaia Herbs Golden Milk and I love it!!  It is sugar free and all organic. Totally Keto friendly. You can mix it with whatever milk you choose. It saves a ton of time and it's sooo tasty!


Would it be okay to use vanilla extract instead of the powder? Smile Thank you!


Yes, absolutely, I'd use up to a tablespoon! Smile


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