7 Turmeric Drink Recipes: Turmeric Tea, Turmeric Smoothies + Golden Milk

The 7 Best Turmeric Drink Recipes: Turmeric Teas, Smoothies + Golden Milk

Not all foods were created equal. Turmeric, an ancient Indian spice, with astonishing medicinal properties testifies to this. Turmeric is the epitome of a superfood.

As it is not easily accessible to the human body, one of the most effective ways of reaping turmeric’s rich health benefits is to make healthy drinks from freshly grated turmeric root.

Here is our selection of the 7 best turmeric drinks to drink daily, including recipes for turmeric tea, turmeric smoothies and traditional golden milk.

Turmeric and its main active ingredient curcumin have been among the most well-researched herbal medicines on the planet: more than 12,800 peer-reviewed articles testify to turmeric's benefits in preventing inflammation, cell damage, and a range of Western diseases, including arthritis, Alzheimer's, and heart disease.

We’ve separately provided an in-depth review of turmeric’s fascinating health benefits.

To maximize the usefulness and practicality of our turmeric and curcumin research, in this guide we focus on how to prepare 7 fresh and natural turmeric drinks, so you can reap its astonishing health benefits at home. 

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The Best Turmeric Drink Recipes #1: Turmeric Tea

Due to its low bio-availability, curcumin is not that easily accessible by the human body.

However, one form that is considered to be amongst the most effective ways of consuming curcumin is to make turmeric tea from freshly grated turmeric root. Here is how you make a good cup of fresh turmeric tea at home:

  • First, peel and grate 1/2 inch of freshly grated turmeric root or alternatively take 1/2 teaspoon of high-quality, organic ground turmeric.

  • Bring 2 cups of filtered water to boil. Let the water cool down for a minute (so you don’t burn the root). Then pour it onto the freshly grated turmeric root or add in the 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric.

  • Let the tea simmer for 10-12 minutes so the full aroma can unfold.

  • Strain your tea into a container and allow it to cool down for another 3-5 minutes. Enjoy!

Turmeric Tea Recipe

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  • prep time: 5
  • cook time: 15
  • total time: 20

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 inch turmeric root or 1/2 teaspoon ground powder
  • 2 cups filtered or spring water

Instructions:

  1. First, peel and grate 1/2 inch of freshly grated turmeric root or alternatively take 1/2 teaspoon of high-quality, organic ground turmeric.
  2. Bring 2 cups of filtered water to boil. Let the water cool down for a minute (so you don’t burn the root).
  3. Now pour the water onto the freshly grated turmeric root or add in the 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric.
  4. Let the tea simmer for 10-12 minutes so the full aroma can unfold.
  5. Strain your tea into a container and allow it to cool down for another 3-5 minutes. Then enjoy!

Depending on your palate, there are various ways to add a different note to the taste of your turmeric tea, for instance, adding:

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice for an additional vitamin C and antioxidant boost. By the way, lemons are an easy superfood to incorporate into your regular diet in the form of healthy lemon water.

  • Freshly grated ginger, turmeric's sibling in the ginger family, can be a potent addition. For more inspiration on ginger, consult our free list of ginger tea recipes.

  • A dash of honey or stevia to naturally sweeten the deal.

  • A splash of coconut milk, whole milk or almond milk for some healthy fat to help curcumin dissolve and be better absorbed by your body.

  • A pinch of black pepper to spice things up a bit and again enhance your body's curcumin absorption.

The 7 Best Turmeric Drink Recipes: Turmeric Teas, Smoothies + Golden Milk

The Best Turmeric Drink Recipes #2: Turmeric-Ginger Tea-tox  (2 servings, drink hot)

Proceed as per the turmeric tea recipe above, using the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 inch grated fresh turmeric root or 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1/2 inch grated fresh ginger root or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 cup filtered water

  • 1 cup coconut water

  • 1 squeezed lemon

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 tablespoon raw honey or bee pollen

The Best Turmeric Drink Recipes #3: Golden Milk

This ancient Ayurvedic recipe brings out turmeric's distinct golden color and its creamy, milky texture. While golden milk hour can be any time of the day, it truly does make for a great nighttime ritual.

The two main elements of golden milk are turmeric paste and milk.

First, start preparing the turmeric paste. For this, let 1/2 cup of filtered water simmer at low temperature, then add 1/4 cup of organic ground turmeric. Stir consistently for 7-10 minutes, adding water where needed, until the mixture has a thick paste-like texture.

Second, when the turmeric paste is ready, add 1 cup of milk (depending on your preference, this can be whole milk, coconut milk, almond milk or oat milk) to a pan and start heating it over medium-low heat.

Next, add 1/2 teaspoon of your fresh turmeric paste and cook for 4-6 minutes. Store the remaining turmeric paste in the fridge for up to 7 days. You can then easily use it again and substantially cut down your prep time the next time.

Finally, for the finishing touch, mix in 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil and depending on personal preference, 1/2 teaspoon of raw honey, 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon and/or a dash of black pepper. Fill everything into your favorite mug and enjoy.

Golden Milk Recipe

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  • prep time: 5
  • cook time: 15
  • total time: 20

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic ground powder
  • 1/2 cups filtered or spring water
  • 1 cup coconut, almond or oat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of raw honey (optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
  • Dash of black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Start preparing the turmeric paste: let 1/2 cup of filtered water simmer at low temperature, then add 1/4 cup of organic ground turmeric.
  2. Stir consistently for 7-10 minutes, adding water where needed, until the mixture has a thick paste-like texture.
  3. When the turmeric paste is ready, add 1 cup of milk (depending on your preference, this can be whole milk, coconut milk, almond milk or oat milk) to a pan and start heating it over medium-low heat.
  4. Next, add 1/2 teaspoon of your fresh turmeric paste and cook for 4-6 minutes.
  5. Finally, for an optional finishing touch, mix in 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil and depending on personal preference, 1/2 teaspoon of raw honey, 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon and/or a dash of black pepper.
  6. Fill everything into your favorite mug and enjoy!

The Best Turmeric Drink Recipes #4: Golden Sunset Anti-Inflammation Smoothie (1 serving)

Saving the best for last, turmeric's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it one of the most powerful ingredients you can have in your superfood arsenal, and in your entire house. Period.  

The great thing about preparing turmeric in a healthy smoothie is that by incorporating the freshly grated turmeric root you get to consume it in its purest and most effective form.

Also, another added benefit of the smoothie is that the other ingredients will help mask turmeric's otherwise slightly pungent smell.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup kale/spinach blend

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple

  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk

  • ½-inch chunk of fresh turmeric root

  • ½-inch chunk of fresh ginger root

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into your high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.

The 7 Best Turmeric Drink Recipes: Turmeric Teas, Smoothies + Golden Milk

The Best Turmeric Drink Recipes #5: Moisture and Glow Skin Care Smoothie (1-2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup kale/spinach blend

  • 1/2 avocado

  • 1/4 cup blueberries

  • 1 cup coconut water

  • 1/4 cup ground almonds

  • ½-inch chunk of fresh turmeric root

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into your high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.

The Best Turmeric Drink Recipes #6: Season's Greetings Immunity Boost (1-2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup kale/arugula blend

  • 1 carrot

  • 1 pear

  • 1 cup coconut water

  • 1/2 tablespoon ground chia seeds

  • ½-inch chunk of fresh ginger root

  • ½-inch chunk of fresh turmeric root

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper 

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into your high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.

The Best Turmeric Drink Recipes #7: Superfood Gold Smoothie (1-2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup kale/spinach blend

  • 1 carrot

  • 1/2 avocado

  • 1/2 mango

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt

  • 1 cup coconut water

  • ½-inch chunk of fresh turmeric root

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into your high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.

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