Heart Healthy Turmeric Milk

You may have heard about the amazing anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric but did you also know it is amazing for your heart? Research in the American Journal of Hypertension in June 2012 showed that a combined exercise and curcumin program significantly slowed age-related degeneration in the heart. Turmeric milk is a traditional Indian and Ayurvedic beverage that is typically drunk before bed. It’s warm and cozy and is sure to become a favourite. Don’t leave out the fresh ground pepper, it enhances the absorption of the curcumin.
Dish Type: beverages, breakfast Lifestyle: dairy free, nut free, vegetarian


2 cups coconut milk

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp coconut butter or coconut oil

1 tsp grated turmeric

1 tsp grated ginger

pinch of sea salt and fresh ground pepper

1 tsp vanilla extract

ground cinnamon



In a saucepan add all ingredients, except honey, and whisk together.

Heart over medium heart until milk starts to simmer.

Turn heat to low and continue to heat for at least 5 minutes. Flavor intensifies with steeping time.

Strain out the ginger.

Add honey and stir.

Top with ground cinnamon.