Turmeric is a spice that has been used in cooking and medicine for thousands of years in India and Ayurveda. This may be * t m i * but I recently had an infected cyst on my back. It had been swollen, red, and sore for a few weeks. I was casually reading about the countless benefits of turmeric when I came across a claim that the spice's ant-inflammatory properties help with infections. I had been meaning to try making my own golden milk, this seemed like the perfect time. I was't sure if I believed that drinking golden milk would completely cure me but hoped that it may help. Well, call this a coincidence, but after a few days of making this turmeric recipe each day the pain and swelling went away! The cyst is still there but I am so much more comfortable without the infection.

I take it most of you are not also dealing with an infected cyst, however the amount of benefits turmeric has are astounding. But in all honesty, my most important take away from this little experiment of mine was that golden milk is SO GOOD!!!!! I have been loving this new twist on a warm cup of tea, especially when I don't necessarily feel like I need caffeine.


  • water{1/2 cup}
  • unsweetened coconut or almond milk {1 cup}
  • turmeric {1 tbsp}
  • cinnamon {1 tbsp}
  • vanilla {1 tsp}
  • ground black pepper {1/4 tsp}
  • coconut oil {1 tsp} *optional


  1. Heat water in a kettle, microwave, or stove.
  2. Stir in turmeric, cinnamon, vanilla, pepper, and coconut oil until thoroughly dissolved.
  3. Pour your choice of milk into the mixture.  (you may heat the milk as well. I find if I am going to drink my golden milk right away the cold milk cools the hot water to the perfect temperature!)

Because turmeric is digested quickly, the body does not absorb all of the antioxidants and benefits that are available. Studies show that eating turmeric in combination with black pepper aids the absorption process.

Read about other benefits  of turmeric including cancer prevention and  improving brain function here ⟶ 

Other mouth - watering recipes using turmeric:

ginger turmeric vanilla cookies
turmeric cauliflower soup
golden pancakes
pineapple tofu kebabs
mango ginger turmeric smoothie