This Golden Milk Will Help You Nod Off

Golden Milk
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The human body battles to function without enough sleep, but that doesn’t always mean that it comes easy. Overthinking, too much caffeine, or eating a heavy meal can all make dreamland feel like an out-of-reach destination. If you find yourself on the verge of counting sheep, try drinking this instead.


  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup/honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Add the coconut milk, almond milk, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, vanilla, and honey or maple syrup to a small saucepan. 
  2. Whisk to combine and warm over medium heat. Heat until hot to the touch but not boiling (about 4 minutes), whisking frequently.
  3. Turn off the heat and taste to adjust the flavor to your taste. For extra intensity, add more turmeric or ginger.
  4. Serve immediately, with some cinnamon on top if you’d like. Leftovers can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.