Simmering up a warming turmeric milk drink and sipping it just before bed always helps me to sleep better. I really like the gently spiced flavour and actually prefer the more savoury twist the drink gives me over traditional hot chocolate.
Turmeric is a lovely bright yellow spice, usually added to curries, it comes with a long list of health benefits and properties. However if you’re thinking of adding turmeric to your diet as an alternative medicine or to treat a specific ailment you should always check first with a doctor or qualified health professional.
There’s lots of different ways to make turmeric milk, you can use fresh root, ground turmeric all different types of milk and add other spices into the mix too. I like my lovely easy turmeric milk – just a small pinch of turmeric, a pinch of cinnamon warmed in the milk and a tiny twist of honey to sweeten it slightly.
Soothing milky drink
- Pinch turmeric
- Pinch cinnamon
- 200ml semi skimmed milk
- 1/4 tsp honey
- Mix the turmeric and the cinnamon together with a drop of cold milk.
- Blend in the rest of the milk and warm in a saucepan for around 4-5 minutes.
- Add a drop of honey and stir.
- Pour into a cup and drink.
How to serve turmeric milk
- I like to sip this just before bed