Healthy Turmeric Tea

Teresa Trimm
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
77 Calories
4g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 3g
Calcium 106mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This healthy and cleansing hot turmeric tea recipe is a hot drink made with milk (any kind is fine, either dairy, soy, or almond milk), almond oil, and a bit of sweetener with the key main ingredient: turmeric. Yes, I know it sounds a bit odd, but it's actually quite soothing and pleasant tasting, believe it or not. This version of turmeric tea comes from my old college roommate, but I'm not sure where she got it from.

It's quite similar to the original "golden milk tea" prescribed by Yogi Bhajan for joint health and Ayurvedic health.


  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup milk (soy or dairy)
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon honey (or agave nectar or maple syrup, to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Bring water to a boil and add turmeric.

  2. Allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring to make sure the turmeric is fully dissolved. Reduce heat, add milk and oil and stir well.

  3. Add sweetener if desired and enjoy!