Thirsty Thursday

Turmeric Milk


  • Decreases inflammation, which can relieve heartburn and indigestion
  • Decreases risk of heart attacks, due to the effects of curcumin
  • Slows progression of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Fights cancer
  • Protects the brain, due to the effects of turmerone
  • Decreases joint pain, such as arthritis
  • Improves sleep

*Caution:  Turmeric may slow blood clotting, thereby individuals who consume anti-coagulants need to be careful about adding turmeric to their diet.


  • 2 c. Coconut Milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1″ piece of Ginger or 1 tsp. ground Ginger
  • Raw Honey (amount as desired) (optional)

*Caution:  Omit black pepper for individuals who have intestinal ulcers, as this ingredient can make small incisions in the bowels of individuals with Crohn’s disease.


Add all ingredients (except raw honey) to a saucepan and whisk to combine. Apply medium heat until mixture starts to bubble. Turn heat down and simmer for approximately 5 minutes. Strain out ginger. Add raw honey and stir. Enjoy before bedtime!

To make this drink and save for later:

In a small jar, combine 3 tablespoons turmeric, 2 teaspoons black pepper, 1 tablespoon ground ginger. Cover jar and shake. Mix 1 teaspoon go powdered mixture with 1 cup of warm milk (of choice).






About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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