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Winter Spice Golden Milk {+ Video!}

I’ve been drinking golden milk for a few years now and it has become one of my favourite elixirs, so I thought it was time to finally share the recipe with you! If you haven’t heard of it yet, golden milk is a lovely warming latte made with turmeric, black pepper, and a few other spices like cinnamon and ginger. It’s soothing, warming, comforting, delicious, and it has wonderful healing properties too. You can enjoy it anytime, but I like to drink it in the afternoon to beat the afternoon slump, or before bed at night to help me fall asleep.

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is the superstar spice that lends this golden liquid its gorgeous bright yellow hue and impressive healing benefits. Turmeric root is still quite hard to find – it looks like ginger root but it has a deep orange/yellow flesh. The powder version is very easy to get though (you’ll find it in the spice sections of most grocery stores) and is what I use the most in my daily cooking – I like to add a teaspoon to my smoothies, soups or curries.

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years and is one of the most widely studied plants. It’s called the “Queen of Spices” because it has so many health-boosting properties. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic and antioxidant. It’s said to be helpful for preventing and treating many conditions and diseases including join and muscle pain, arthritis, wounds, skin conditions, depression, and even Alzheimer’s and cancer. It helps boost the immune system, maintain a healthy heart, improve digestion, and stabilise blood sugar levels. We can thank curcumin, turmeric’s primary component, for these numerous benefits.

Winter Spice Golden Milk + Video! - The Green LifeWinter Spice Golden Milk + Video! - The Green Life

Winter Spice Golden Milk + Video! - The Green Life

While this all sounds wonderful, it’s important to know that turmeric is not easily absorbed by the body (most of it gets metabolized before it’s actually absorbed and used), which means we need to help it a little. The key to making sure you get a maximum benefits from consuming turmeric is to add black pepper and a source of healthy fat (coconut oil is my go-to). Piperine, the active ingredient in pepper has been shown to increase curcumin’s bioavailability by 2000% (!), while the fat will make it more easily absorbed through the bloodstream.

If you have a serious health condition, you might want to consider getting turmeric in therapeutic doses, as drinking one cup of this a day probably won’t be enough. I’d invite you to see a health professional.

Traditional golden milk recipes are made by first making a turmeric paste, and then combining it with milk in a saucepan. I’ve always preferred making mine in my Vitamix blender. It’s my go-to to make my superfood lattes because it’s so convenient. Once blended with the hot water and coconut oil, the golden liquid becomes frothy and super creamy. It’s like drinking a big cup of cozy deliciousness.

Winter Spice Golden Milk + Video! - The Green Life

 Music by Chez Pedro Studio

Giveaway!

The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congrats to our winner, Adele from Toronto!

I’m so excited to offer one of you the amazing Ascent 3500 blender you can see in this video!

 

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me one thing you’d like to make in your new Vitamix. Open to Canadian residents only (sorry!!). The giveaway also runs on my Instagram and Facebook page, so head over there for more chances to win! Giveaway ends on January 6th, 11:59pm. Good luck to you all!!

This post was sponsored by Vitamix. Thank you for supporting The Green Life by supporting its partners. All thoughts and opinions are my own; I truly love my Vitamix blender and use it every single day. 


Notes: This Winter Spice Seasoning truly makes the golden milk next-level delicious. I highly recommend making it if you can (I used coconut sugar instead of brown sugar). However, for a simpler alternative, I’ve provided my usual go-to spices when making golden milk in the notes below.

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Winter Spice Golden Milk

2 portions

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plant-based milk of your choice (almond, cashew or coconut are all great options)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tsp Winter Spice Seasoning *or see notes below
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 soft dates, pitted (or to taste)
  • 1 cup boiling water

Instructions

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed. Pour into two cups and enjoy right away.

Recipe Notes

For a quicker/easier alternative, you can substitute the Winter Spice Seasoning for the following spices: 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger powder, a pinch of each of the following: black pepper, ground cardamom, ground cloves and ground nutmeg.

 Winter Spice Golden Milk + Video! - The Green Life


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  • Giving away a Vitamax?!? You’re too generous. I would give this to my parents. I am trying to encourage them to make healthier meals, and they love using mine!

  • I want to make vegan cheese and soups. Would love to have a vitamix. My poor blender thinks it has to work too hard when using it.

  • OMG! how gorgeous these cups are and the golden color of the milk is so tempting! I use to make it every evening, it’s my favorite way to end a day beautifully! And what a gorgeous giveaway! Not living iin Canada, but my friend would be so happy to receive it! Congratulations on your online shop, Sophie, I wish I could buy everything from it!! <3

  • If I win this blender the first thing I would make would be some delicious creamy bisque soups. I love making soups this time of year and my friends that have this blender say it’s great for that type of thing. Happy holidays.

  • Toutes tes délicieuses recettes !!! 🙂
    Tous ce qui est thérapeutique pour mes petits bobos…
    Et pour toute la famille des bons smoothies santé avec pleins de fruits pour repartir l’année du bon pied !!

  • Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe! I was looking for just this type of recipe. Ooh, I’d love to own a Vitamix. I’d make this recipe and, in the summer, frozen strawberry and banana smoothies with coconut milk – so yummy and refreshing.

  • Wow! So so generous! I would love a vita mix! It’s the only thing that has enough gusto to blend up the stringy leaves if the dandelions and plantains that grow in my yard in the spring! I make a stellar spring wild weed ? soup

  • I would love to make smooth, creamy soups this winter for my family. I know the Vitamix will not only blend every yummy veggie into a sumptuous soup, but it will also keep us healthy! I don’t have one but would love the opportunity to feed my family extraordinary meals made with this incredible appliance.

  • Wow! I would love this and the first thing I would make would be Winter Spice Golden Milk. It looks delicious plus I love all the spices

  • With this current blast of freezing cold weather I would definitely blend up this delicious golden milk and some soups for my family and my work family! Would love to win this blender! Thanks for the recipe ?

  • It would be lovely to win a Vitamix 3500 Blender and use it to make my own nut milks and butters. I usually have to hand grind my nuts and seeds which is very time consuming. Plus my current “blender” sounds like the Concorde taking off so the quiet efficiency of a Vitamix would be so appreciated!

  • Be still, my beating heart!!! Do I have to pick only one thing I would make with my Vitamix? Because, I can’t – I would make this drink and soups and smoothies and dressings and butters and purées for the little one… Oh my…!

  • Glad I stumbled on your blog! I would love to make this drink with a Vitamix. My husband has been having inflammation issues and has found turmeric to be helpful. Good to know it is best to add pepper. This one would be great for him to drink and it just sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  • If I had a Vitamix, I’d try making every single nut/seed milk possible! Thank you for such an amazing giveaway, these new Vitamix models are so beautiful!

  • This recipe sounds amazing! Definitely going to try tomorrow. Hopefully it will help out with a cold coming on! If I win the Vitamix I have been dying to try and make homemade nutmilks and nut butters!

  • All. The. Soups! If I had a vitamix I think I would live off soup for the entire winter. Which works well since I live in Toronto and winters are long and cold. Thanks for the chance to win!! Happy Holidays ☺️

  • Wow…what an amazing give away! I would definately make nutmilk and smoothies. This drink sounds delicious, will have to give it a try!

  • I love to try making rice flour since we use it a lot in our cooking as well as different spices. It would be nice to try baby food for my daughter! ???✌?

  • I would love a Vitamix. Smooth and creamy winter soups would be the first thing to make. And, of course morning smoothies!

  • Our blender died so I’m itching to replace it so fingers (and toes crossed) I could be lucky enough to win!

    I’m obsessed with soups! That’s the number one thing I would make!

    Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  • Hello Sophie, I first clicked on this site for the recipe, and started reading your blog and got interested.Although I have saved some on Pinterest before, I am trying to encourage myself to make this golden milk as I love to eat healthy. Your story sounds familiar, from wanting to further my education in nutrition, to photography, and to wanting to start a blog/new business. I also wanted to add my name to your email list because I noticed you are based in Montreal, which is super close to me. Feels homey and not just another blog bio. I have always wanted a vita mix. I own a very good quality slow juicer, and was going to try using that. But maybe it isn’t a good idea. Can I use a magic bullet? Or do I go out and buy a vita Mix? Or win one? Lol!
    Congratulations on your new adventure Sophie, well done! See you on Facebook!
    I promise to try this recipe!
    Kim

  • My blender recently broke, so if I had a Vitamix I would love to try this recipe or any other soups like butternut squash or carrot!

  • I would make this amazing tea every night, creamy vegetable soups, nut milks, smooth smoothies, the list goes on! Love ? your site – lots of great recipes! Happy New Years!

  • I would like to make healthy vegetbable frinks and fruit smoothies for myself and family. Trying to reduce my coffee intake also and choose more healthy drinks instead.

  • The first thing I would make is the winter spice golden milk. I love slow food, so after that, the sky is the limit. Dressings with fresh ginger, turmeric and sesame, pureed pumpkin with skin on for more fiber…I love smooth soups…oh, I am SO excited about this contest!!!

  • I would invite my mom for breakfast and make gorgeous waffles with cashew cream. Then… I would give it to her as a gift.
    She loves cooking, her blender is long gone (it was awful…), and I know she would love a Vitamix. She gives a lot to others and barely makes time for herself. She taught me the joy of cooking – whether it was for us or for others. It has always been our mother-daugther thing. I would love her to have a new tool so she can make all those creamy soups, sauces, smoothies, and more. Finally, a quick word to say that I love your blog and recipes. 🙂

  • I would make this delicious pear butter recipe I received from a friend! It’s best when super creamy and vitamix does the job like nothing else!

  • Most definitely I would make the Golden Milk! I have made it off and on on my stove but have never blended it..the creaminess described sounds heavenly!

  • It’s winter and it’ so cold right now in Canada so I’dlove to make a creamy comforting soup with the Vitamix ? and a golden milk before cocooning under the blankies.

  • I would make smoothies, soups, sauces, everything! All of mine never turn out as smooth as i want them, my emersion blender just is not doing the trick. I feel like every vegan needs a vitamix.

  • My favourite old blender just broke down beyond repair after 20 years of working hard for me. I would keep making daily smoothies as well as sauces, soups, and nut milks… There’s nothing a good blender can’t help out with!

  • I would love to make homemade cashew milk and experiment with other milk alternatives! I’ve seen people make matcha lattes as well and would love to try this as well instead of using my handheld milk frother 🙂 Thank you for this generous giveaway!

  • That’s so nice of giving the vitamix I definitely would like to make your golden milk and smoothies and soup I am drinking this milk from last two months I am drinking it hot at night time

  • I would make soups to keep warm for the winter! Both raw and cooked. I love steaming veg in Ziploc Steam bags to cut back on cooking time: with that and a vitamin to blend it up you can make delicious cooked soups from scratch in like 10 minutes!

  • I want to make this beautiful milk! I’ve seen many recipes for tumeric-infused beverages, but this one takes the cake. It looks incredible!

  • Ayeeeee Butternut Squash/Quinoa/Sweet potato Curry and Tumeric Soup Alll Day and after that recipe you shared A Latté which I never thought to put in a blender or put dates this is great.

  • I gave up juicing because I felt like I was wasting to much of the good stuff. I would love a vitamax it would
    Certainly jump start my new eating habits!

  • Yummy!! The first thing I would try is this delicious looking Winter Spice Golden Milk! ?☕️❄️ Looks delicious! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Ohhh yeaahhh
    Vitamix rocks it all service long in our restaurant kitchen! It really is the hardest working tool.
    I’d whip up a jalapeno carrot puree~

  • I would love to start the new year on a healthier and happier note. A Vitamix would help me make smoothies, soups and nut butters. Also looking forward to trying the winter spice golden milk. It feels perfect for the -40 weather we’ve been having! :))

  • I would love to make fresh nut milk rather than using the packaged store bought varieties. A family member has a Vitamix and loves it, unfortunately they live a little to far away for me to get to love it as well. Thank you for your generosity.

  • I’m starting on a new health plan and this blender would be such a boon for my morning smoothies and juices. My old blender just couldn’t handle the strain. Love Vitamix!!

  • As a senior I need to make healthier changes, one of which is weight loss. Being recently diagnosed with Diabetes 2, I need/want another 20 years of a healthy life style.
    Three things I need and enjoy,,,,
    making green drinks my new found love for healthy living,
    entering into a gym schedule
    And staying healthy so I am around for my 13 grandbabies “weddings”

    Marlene

  • I’d love to make my kids some breakfast smoothies in the new Vitamix 🙂 We’d love to win, Santa didn’t bring us one this year, again, LOL.

  • Amazing post and great recipe. I work and support homeless shelters and have been teaching those less fortunate about the benefits of having healthier life styles. If I won this blender i would travel with it everywhere I go helping and teaching others about eating well and for a better life.

  • Anybody would love a gift like this! However, I do have an older model, which still works and I am very happy with it! May the real need be met! Happy New Year!

    • Your so kind and generous. When I typed I’d retire mine, I then thought should I win I should give the new one to our son and his family and just keep my old one! It still works, why retire it!

  • With a Vitamix I would pick tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil fresh from my garden and after sauteeing, would blend it to make the smoothest most velvety, luscious tomato sauce ever. My dad started teaching me how to cook as soon as I could hold a spatula, and my most favourite thing to do with him is make pasta. I’d throw that velvety richness on some homemade pasta and get to serve him and my mom a dish as simple yet beautiful as those he would always cook for us!

  • I love enjoying my smoothies in the morning and would like to experiment on different flavours. I would like to explore the many ways I can use Vitamix in my kitchen,

  • I Love my “very old” Vitamix! I would love to win a new one and retire this one. The first thing I would make in my “New” Vitamix would be a new recipe I just received from a friend. It’s called “West African Peanut Soup”.

  • I’ve been wanting a Vitamix for a long time now as the healthy food plan I’ve been on for over a year has so many great smoothy & blender mixed recipes!

  • This would just be a dream. Would like to use it to make my own almond flour, and almond milk. What I use now takes a lot of time.

  • I would probably make a huge green smoothie to help my control the symptoms of lupus, then probably some delicious hot soups for this cold weather.

  • I’d love to win a Vitamix, my husband and I want to change our eating habits to a much healthier way. What a better way but with a new Vitamix to make our smoothies in. I will want to try your Winter Spice Golden Milk so I’d make that my first drink! (but….. I’m going to make it tomorrow as it sounds so delicious!) Thank you for your generous offer!

  • I love turmeric anything! My favourite blender recipie right now is butternut squash soup, so warm and cozy in the cold winter 🙂

  • What a treat! I would definitely whip up lots of vegan sauces and cozy turmeric butternut squash soup. I crave warm and hearty dishes in the winter!

  • A cashew-based vegan cheese sauce (which my current blender has some trouble with!). That’s comfort food at its best! 🙂

  • #goldenmilkallwinterlong 🙂 Sweet giveaway!!! If I won I’d actually give it to a friend who’s trying to get more into making nutritious food & drinks at home. Enjoy the rest of your trip, soak up some sun for me, happy new year and hope I get to see more of you in 2018!! xoxo

  • Étant une fan finie de soupes & potages, je commencerais assurément par un potage réconfortant de courge, panais, poire et curcuma 🙂

  • Oh man! I love my Vitamix! I loaned mine to my nephew when his jaw was wired shut following mouth surgery. His family loved it so much, I’d gift them this. I love making smoothies in mine.

  • J aimerais gagner le Vitamix! Hummus, nut butters and vegan cheese are all recipes where the Vitamix would be a great help! Hope to win! Merci!

  • I’d like to make smoothies in a new Vitamix. My old blender is on the fritz and my smoothies are more like “chunkies”!

  • Hi. I love your motto on the green life about helping all of us to live a more intentional life and creating more self love and generously giving us information for living a healthier life. Like adding coconut oil to our smoothies to help absorb the turmeric that I also add to the smoothies. I never knew that. I also would love to win the vitamix. Right now we chew our smoothies as our blender does not pulverize the vegetables well and the smoothie is chunky. My family would love the vitamix so we don’t have to chew our smoothies anymore. And I would love to make cashew milk and nut butters so my family doesn’t eat anymore processed food and make other spreads to help all of us to cut down on our sugar cravings. Having the vitamix would allow us to make food in a more appetizing and more appealing way for sure and therefore allow us to live a more healthier life. Thank you.

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    • We would love to win the vitamix! We would make vegan cheeses and vegan butters and nut milks and vegan spreads and vegan soups. This vitamix would be awesome! Too expensive to buy for sure. So to win one would allow us to live the dream of a healthier life for sure! Thank you for the chance to win the vitamix and thank you for your generosity.

      • We would love to make this winter spice golden milk drink in a new vitamix! What a fantastic and generous offer. Happy New Year!

  • That’s a beauty Vitamix! Would love it to get my kids into breakfast smoothies, so they start the day off right. Also want to try making raw desserts… which look amazing and are healthy too 😉

  • Hi! I would make matcha lattes, cashew based vegan pasta sauces, vegan cheese, nut milk, pesto, cauliflower pizza dough, and tons of yummy recipes!!! ?

  • The first thing I would make using the Vitamix is your recipe, Winter Spice Golden Milk! I have always wanted a Vitamix! Life in the kitchen would be so much easier with a Vitamix! Thank you for the opportunity, loving your blog always xx!

  • Live his, I’m all about golden milk drinks this time of year, I truly believe that’s why I haven’t had a cold yet his winter (knock on wood). What I would make in the vitamix – homemade hummus! My old time blender just can’t get it smooth enough!

  • I want to make vegan cheescake! Creamy cashews make the perfect dairy substitute but unfortunately my blender is too weak to blend cashews. I’ve always dreamed of owning a Vitamix, I would use it every day!

  • Ah du hummus c’est une bonne idée, j’ai lu dans les commentaires. Du pesto aussi et des potages, genre crème de carottes.

  • Hi there! I love to make “ricotta cheese” made from soaked cashews, roasted pumpkin/squash, almond milk, salt, olive oil and salt! Delicious, healthy, filling and versatile! Goes great in a lasagna or over a salad.

  • The golden milks looks delicious! I would love to own a Vitamix to make beverages, but also soups and creams of vegetables.

  • C’est tout simple, je rêve d’un Vitamix depuis des lustres. La vie serait tellement plus efficace pour faire mes smoothies et mes jus. ???????

  • I’d love to make this golden milk !! But also, been super into savoury creamy hemp dressings lately and I think it would be extra luscious blended in a vitamix. <3

  • In the winter I try to make one energetic drink a day like golden mylk, matcha latte, adaptogen hot chocolate and of course smoothie every morning !

  • I’m so happy I came across your blog via a friend. You have so many recipies I need to try. I’ve been making Golden Spice Milk for a bit now but I didn’t know the tip regarding black pepper thank you for that. If I won the Vitamix I would make nut butter right away. I’ve been trying in my old blender now for ages and it never come out smooth or it takes adding so much oil 🙁 If I could make nut butters at home without the salt ond oils it would make me one happy gal.

  • I’d love to make this recipe for Golden Milk. And I know I would regularly make enormous batches of my very favourite sweet potato soup. ?

  • I will be so grateful to win a Vitamix i would use my brother canadian adress and get him to send it to me in France ??
    I would use the Vitamix for every dam thing! From a creamy dressing, a nana ice cream, smoothie, nut blender… ANYTHING! I would use it everyday! Oh god, let me dream, it would change my Life!!! ????✨

  • I would teach my mother how to use it to make smoothies and banana nicecream. She dangerously low in potassim and needs to eat more potassim rich foods but she hates eating banana, but loves them in smoothies and nicecream. I’ve saving to buy her a really nice blender this would be a great one for her. Thank you for having a contest for us Canadians! With love Sarah from Montreal.

  • I love love love golden milk and think your recipe looks delicious! I just tried it for the first time one month ago and have been making it weekly since! As for s vitamix, I would be so excited to win one! I have been wanting one for a couple of years now. The first thing I would make would be a creamy vegan friendly soup to warm my belly ( since it’s been -18 here!!). Secondly, I would try making a healthy hot smoothie ( perhaps apple pie flavour!!!) ❤️ Thirdly, yummy blender muffins for my mini me who has been obsessed with making things in her play blender for months now ( now 2.5 years old )

  • It would be a dream to win this giveaway, a Vitamix has been on my wishlist for ages. I would make the smoothest smoothies, and add lots of greens, which my current blender has a hard time with. I also love Golden milk, and will definitely try out this recipe whether I win the giveaway or not. ?

  • Would love to win this vita mix and would make larger kick ass super foods smoothies than I can right now. Also butter coffee!

  • I would love to use this vitamin to make amazing smoothies for breakfast and lots of healthy soups during the winter! 🙂