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Dr. Kumar’s Golden Milk

Servings 1


  • 1 cup of hemp or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of grated organic turmeric root
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 1 grind of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of crushed cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of grated ginger
  • 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup
  • a pinch of cinnamon optional


  1. Boil all ingredients on low heat for 10 min until incorporated and the milk is fragrant with a deep yellow color.
  2. Strain and transfer to a mug and add honey or maple syrup. Add a pinch of cinnamon if you desire.

Recipe Notes

I use grated fresh turmeric root as it is less bitter when used in Golden milk and less likely to have contaminants than turmeric powder.
* The piperine (active ingredient) in black pepper increases curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) absorption by up to 2,000% in the human body as curcumin by itself is not well-absorbed by the body on its own.