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Homemade Turmeric Almond Milk with Almond Breeze

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This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.

Turmeric Milk 7I am a little ashamed to admit this, but I am all hot cocoa-ed out for the Winter season.

Turmeric Milk 6Don’t get me wrong.  I am still on board with chocolate, and warm drinks are perfect for the freezing cold evenings that have crept into March.  But lately I simply have not been craving the combination of the two.

Turmeric Milk 8No need to worry, though!  I found the perfect replacement.

Since starting to incorporate more anti-inflammatory foods into my diet, I discovered that I have a true love for one of the prettiest and boldest spices around: turmeric.  I have thrown it in my smoothies, made turmeric quinoa, and even seasoned my sweet potato fries with the golden goodness.  Lucky for me, turmeric is pretty trendy right now.

Turmeric Milk 3One of the hottest (no pun intended) turmeric trends this year is a warm mug of turmeric milk.

I will be the first to admit that I was a bit skeptical about it all when I first heard that “turmeric milk” was a thing.  Turmeric is great in savory dishes, but as a sweet milk?

Even still, my level of intrigue was high enough to overpower any existing skepticism.  So after conducting about a million Google searches for turmeric milk, I concocted what I deem to be “the perfect Homemade Turmeric Almond Milk.”

Turmeric Milk 9Homemade Turmeric Almond Milk
Anti-Inflammatory + Gluten-Free (with Vegan option)

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 cups Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 TB honey (vegan with agave nectar or pure maple syrup)
extra turmeric, cinnamon, and/or sweetener for topping

Directions

1. Combine almond milk, turmeric, cinnamon, and honey into a high-speed blender.  Pulse until smooth.

2. Add milk to a small saucepan.  Heat over medium-low heat until warm, or for approximately 8 to 10 minutes.

3. Pour milk into your favorite mug and top with additional turmeric, cinnamon, and honey, if desired.

Turmeric Milk 5Don’t skimp on the sweetener.  If you are wanting to keep your turmeric milk vegan, agave nectar or pure maple syrup are fine substitutions.  I also personally love adding a sprinkle of turmeric and a dash of extra cinnamon on top.  Mostly because it makes it look pretty, and I like my food and drinks to look good.

Turmeric MilkYou may not instantly think that turmeric belongs in a sweet drink, but I urge you to give it a try.  The turmeric helps make this milk just sweet enough without being too sweet.  I now have a new favorite warm drink for all of the nights that Spring refuses to make an appearance.

Have you tried turmeric milk?  If so, do you have a favorite recipe?

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  • Renee @ Bendiful Blog March 3, 2015, 7:49 am
    Ohhh this sounds fun! I don't know if I would have ever thought to use turmeric in my milk! Great idea! Renee @ Bendiful Blog recently posted...CopyCat Recipe: Wegmans Garlic TilapiaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 8:38 am
      My thoughts exactly until I started loving turmeric and saw it EVERYWHERE! Apparently people are onto something with this one though... ;)
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health March 3, 2015, 7:52 am
    i have been drinking turmeric milk since very little because its suppose to help with cold, tummy aches, and its basically good for you (says my mom). I read somewhere that adding blackpepper to turmeric helps even more. lately, i drink it in the form of tea.. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health recently posted...Blackberry Almond Chia PuddingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 8:38 am
      I have also read that about the black pepper! I'll have to try that next time!
  • Georgie March 3, 2015, 8:02 am
    I've seen this trend popping up everywhere - it almost reminds me of a chai latte. I'll definitely give it a try! Plus turmeric makes everything pretty.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 8:39 am
      It most definitely has some of the chai flavor to it. So if you like chai lattes, you will probably like turmeric milk too!
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine March 3, 2015, 8:20 am
    Yea turmeric milk! Haha, and you added the cinnamon too ;) #antiinflammatory goodness!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 8:40 am
      You bet I did! I love that turmeric/cinnamon combo!
  • Joanna @Makingmine March 3, 2015, 8:33 am
    Hmm, this sounds super strange to me, but I believe you! I don't think I have turmeric in my pantry - sounds like it's a worthy addition! Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...weekend snaps: easy sundayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 8:41 am
      I'm obsessed with turmeric right now!! I add it to anything/everything I can ;)
  • Lauren Allen March 3, 2015, 10:05 am
    This sounds SO yummy! Thanks for the unique recipe! Lauren Allen recently posted...$500 Amazon Gift Card GiveawayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 11:33 am
      Thanks Lauren! It is definitely a unique combo, isn't it? I hope you give it a try!
  • Alysia @ Slim Sanity March 3, 2015, 10:34 am
    I don't EVER use tumeric. Maybe I should start? Alysia @ Slim Sanity recently posted...PB&J MuffinsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 11:34 am
      You should! It's delicious, anti-inflammatory, and (most importantly) pretty ;)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul March 3, 2015, 10:49 am
    Yay for honey!! haha I love turmeric! I'm going to have to give this a try! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...What’s In My Beach BagMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 11:35 am
      You and you're honey.... it's a love affair ;)
  • Kim March 3, 2015, 11:07 am
    Seems like the perfect combination for a healthy chai tea latte. Kim recently posted...Quick To Listen & Slow To Speak – Part 2My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 11:36 am
      You got it! It most definitely has that chai taste to it!
  • Tianna March 3, 2015, 11:44 am
    yum! Turmeric milk has so many good health benefits to it so I love having this before bed in place of tea at times as turmeric is said to help relax and get better sleep. also, it totally tastes like chai tea ! thanks for this :D stop by for a visit :) | http://StorybookApothecary.com Tianna recently posted...One Stop Makeup Shop: Vapour Organic Beauty Review (with swatches!)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 12:09 pm
      I'll have to start making it before bed!! I need all of the restful sleep that I can get ;)
  • Linda @ Veganosity March 3, 2015, 1:36 pm
    I take a turmeric capsule every morning because of its amazing health benefits, and I love it in savory dishes. This sounds interesting, like your first reaction was to this drink, I'm kind of not sure, but if you say it's good, then I'm going to trust you and give it a try. :) Linda @ Veganosity recently posted...Vegan Matcha Green Tea CupcakesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 2:42 pm
      I didn't even know turmeric capsules existed! I'll have to look into that. Thanks for the heads up :) And yes.. if you like chai lattes or chai tea, you would probably like the turmeric milk!
  • Ashley March 3, 2015, 4:25 pm
    I'm with you - I'm kinda hot chocolate-d out for the season. But I still love warm drinks - this sounds awesome! I am definitely giving this a try! Ashley recently posted...Our Favorite Vegetable Fried RiceMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 4:56 pm
      I'm glad I'm not the only one! I was beginning to think I was crazy for not craving hot cocoa anymore. Heck, maybe it is simply the fact that I am SO ready for Summer ;)
  • Rachael @ Love Yourself Green March 3, 2015, 4:30 pm
    This is on my food-to-do list!!!! Yum. SO healing! Rachael @ Love Yourself Green recently posted...Meet Your New Dairy Free Cheese Replacement {Oh… and a Roasted Cauliflower Recipe}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 4:57 pm
      I had a feeling you might say that!! ;)
  • The Celiathlete March 3, 2015, 5:01 pm
    I have been making this every morning...but using Unsweetened Cashew Milk instead of almond milk...and I add 1/2 tsp ginger. The Celiathlete recently posted...Product Review: gfJules Cornbread Mix + Recipe BonusMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 5:47 pm
      I bet it is so awesome with cashew milk, too!!
  • Mary March 3, 2015, 5:58 pm
    I'll have to give this a try. A healthy drink that helps with relaxing sounds perfect for me!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 6:01 pm
      Yes you will! This would be perfect to wind down with on a cold evening :)
  • Mary March 3, 2015, 6:48 pm
    I never thought about adding spices up my almond milk, what a great idea.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 7:08 pm
      Thanks Mary! I hope you give it a try :)
  • Kristy @ Southern In Law March 3, 2015, 8:40 pm
    I am totally intrigued by this! I always find I get an almost curry-like flavour from tumeric so I am going to have to try this because I can't wrap my head around what it would taste like in a sweet drink! Kristy @ Southern In Law recently posted...Recipe: Healthy Roasted Pumpkin and Feta Quinoa BowlsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 3, 2015, 8:49 pm
      It definitely tastes similar to a chai latte or chai tea. So if you like either of those then this might be your thing!
  • Marie March 4, 2015, 7:04 am
    I usually have camomile tea in the evening, but I tried this after my evening run. Not only this was surprisingly good, I'm not sore this morning, yay :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 4, 2015, 9:56 am
      That's so awesome, Marie!! I'm glad you enjoy turmeric milk too! :)
  • Farrah March 5, 2015, 8:52 am
    I've been wanting to try this, but can't find my turmeric anywhere! :[ Farrah recently posted...Reflections on Internal Medicine IMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 5, 2015, 12:22 pm
      Ahh, such a bummer!!! You best get out there and buy some more ;)
      • Farrah March 5, 2015, 4:20 pm
        I'm completely snowed in, or I totally would! :'( Farrah recently posted...Reflections on Internal Medicine IMy Profile
        • ClnEatingVegGrl March 5, 2015, 8:33 pm
          Oh gosh, that is a major bummer!! I hope it clears up some for you so that you can get to the store this weekend!
  • Samantha Dutson January 23, 2017, 2:39 am
    Been using tumeric sparadically and stumbled upon this milk recipe...Lemme say it's awesome n not what expected to taste like at all! A great way to incorporate some into your diet before bedtime indeed! Gonna be drinking this from now on..Thanks!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 3, 2017, 8:12 pm
      I'm so glad you enjoy it, Samantha! It is absolutely perfect for bedtime.
  • Joyce February 7, 2017, 10:20 am
    I love this warm drink, and I add a small amount of black pepper to make the turmeric absorbable plus a dash of ginger. Try this, not only is it good for you, but it tastes good too!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 8, 2017, 9:32 am
      Thank you, Joyce. I will have to give that a try!
  • Lakshmi February 18, 2017, 1:07 am
    Hey super nice! :) Also, turmeric is better absorbed by the body in combination with black pepper. Even a tiny bit of black pepper will do it. So just a suggestion: you might want to add half a teaspoon of black pepper. Turmeric also needs a bit of fat, which is taken care of with the honey :) From where I come from in India, this drink is used to treat respiratory illnesses. We also add crushed ginger for digestion sometimes :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 19, 2017, 9:55 am
      Yes, I have since hear that about black pepper! So good to know!

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