Turmeric Milk

If you’ve been on my blog for any length of time, you may have heard me talk about the benefits of turmeric. I have long been a turmeric fan for its anti-inflammatory properties and its benefits in helping with joint pain.

I have turned many of my friends, coworkers, and even my boss on the benefits of turmeric, and they’ve all had great results.

I’m such a fan, that I take a turmeric supplement every day to help ease the pain that comes with severe arthritis.

For a while now, I’ve seen recipes for turmeric milk and have tried a few different ones. While none of them were unpleasant, I hadn’t found a recipe that I really liked. I abandoned the idea of making it again – until this past Saturday.

We had a rainy, damp, grey day here at the beach. I had my morning coffee, and I wasn’t really in the mood for tea, but I wanted something warm and comforting as I sat on the couch and watched the rain pour down.

I revisited some old turmeric milk recipes, and then, I got in the kitchen and measured, mixed, and poured, experimenting with ingredients and amounts until I came up with a turmeric milk blend that I actually thoroughly enjoyed.

And now, I want to share this recipe with you! As with most recipes you can feel free to change the ingredients; add or subtract something you don’t like; or, substitute one ingredient for another. There are no rules!

If you do end up making this recipe, comment below and let me know what you think.

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Turmeric Milk
¼ teaspoon of ground turmeric
¼ teaspoon of ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
Pinch of ground ginger
Pinch of ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of honey

Mix spices together and set aside.
Mix milk, honey, and vanilla and heat on the stove.
Stir in spices and cook for 2 minutes so milk becomes infused with the spices.
Strain and enjoy!

Thanks for reading. Feel free to share this with anyone else who might like it.

Take care of yourself, be nice to yourself, and be well. And until next time – veg in, don’t veg out!


Karen Ann Kennedy’s commitment to wellness and service is at the heart of her life and career. As a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a decorated United States Army veteran, and a longtime Human Resources Director, it is only natural that Karen would launch The Caring Coaching Center, to support others in reaching their health, fitness, and lifestyle goals. As the company’s President, CEO, and “Coach in Chief,” Karen provides individual, group, and corporate health and wellness coaching that is flexible, fun, and free of denial. As Karen likes to say: “Little changes. BIG results!”

Thanks to her studies at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school, Karen is well versed in the importance of nutrition and healthy living. Karen also has extensive experience in compassionately coaching and counseling others through her work in human resources and volunteer management, having worked in this industry for over 20 years.

Karen shares her knowledge and passion for healthy living as a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Known for her bright smile, boundless energy, and approachability, Karen is an in-demand speaker who has presented training programs for many prestigious organizations and schools in the Philadelphia area, including The National Constitution Center, The Urban League of Philadelphia, Constitution High School, Planned Parenthood of New Jersey, The Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, City Year of Greater Philadelphia, and the Upper Darby School District.

Karen is also a decorated veteran of the United States Army, serving her country for eight years including a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, and now residing in Ocean City, New Jersey, Karen offers Caring Coaching to clients nationwide. In addition to coaching, she loves cooking, marathon running, and writing her blog, Carrots Don’t Scream When You Boil Them.

Karen is also the author of Your Best Year Yet! 365 Days of Little Changes that Add Up to Big Results! Available on


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