Maca-Infused Golden Milk Turmeric Tea

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I’ve been telling my patients, friends and family all about the benefits of this Golden Milk Turmeric Tea and I’m very excited to share this recipe with you today! Whipping up this tasty treat is win-win since it not only tastes amazing but also is absolutely phenomenal for your health!

This tea is my go-to remedy when I’m feeling tired or burned out and needing a boost. This maca-infused Golden Milk Turmeric Tea a fabulous tonic to boost your energy, lift your libido and help prevent conditions like cancer, depression and arthritis.

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I’ve been telling my patients, friends and family all about the benefits of this Golden Milk Turmeric Tea and I’m very excited to share this recipe with you today! Whipping up this tasty treat is win-win since it not only tastes amazing but also is absolutely phenomenal for your health!

This tea is my go-to remedy when I’m feeling tired or burned out and needing a boost. This Maca-Infused Golden Milk Turmeric Tea a fabulous tonic to boost your energy, lift your libido and help prevent conditions like cancer, depression and arthritis.

The primary active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin, which provides the majority of turmeric’s outstanding antioxidant properties. Curcumin has quickly become a superstar in the health and wellness world over the past few years because of it’s potent anti-inflammatory actions. It has been the subject of multiple studies in the treatment of inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis (1), rheumatoid arthritis (2) and inflammatory bowel disease (3). In one particular small study (2), patients with rheumatoid arthritis given a concentrated curcumin extract had greater improvement in their pain than those taking diclofenac (a common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication). These are amazing results!

Turmeric tea is a fabulous way to incorporate this healing spice into your daily diet to reap the anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects of this superfood.

The active anti-inflammatory ingredients in turmeric are fat-soluble, which is why heart-healthy coconut oil is added to this tea. Coconut oil also has the added benefit of promoting fat-burning and metabolic function! Optionally you may also add a small pinch of black pepper to your tea, which dramatically increases the absorption of curcumin to the bloodstream (4). If you have inflammatory bowel disease or find that black pepper isn’t well tolerated then I suggest leaving it out.

Turmeric powder

Turmeric is a safe herb and significant quantities are required to achieve therapeutic effects. For those experiencing more significant inflammation, taking a concentrated curcumin extract may be advantageous.

There’s a second all-star in this Golden Milk Turmeric Tea called maca root, which gives this recipe it’s energy, mood and libido boosting effects. Maca is an herb originating from Peru and is often referred to as “Peruvian ginseng”. It has long been touted as an aphrodisiac and as a remedy to increase stamina and endurance. It can be used in males and females to boost fertility, energy and mood through supporting healthy hormone production. It has a mild nutty flavour and can be purchased in capsule form or as a raw powder (I use this brand here). For this recipe you will need the powder and not the encapsulated maca.

Maca-Infused Golden Milk Turmeric Tea

This recipe makes 2 delicious cups of Golden Milk Turmeric Tea. It can be enjoyed daily, and I suggest incorporating it as a part of your healthy morning routine for a natural, caffeine-free energy boost! It’s a fabulous way to kick start your day!

Please let me know how you enjoy this recipe in the comments section below and rate the recipe by clicking on the stars in the recipe card. It’s by incorporating these healthy daily rituals that you can take big steps forward in owning your health!

Enjoy!



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Maca-Infused Golden Milk Turmeric Tea
This tea is my go-to remedy when I’m feeling tired or burned out and needing a boost. This maca-infused Golden Milk Turmeric Tea a fabulous tonic to boost your energy, lift your libido and help prevent conditions like cancer, depression and arthritis.

Servings: 2 cups
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups coconut milk (carton, not canned)
  2. 1 ¼ tsp cinnamon
  3. ½ tsp nutmeg
  4. 2 tsp turmeric
  5. 2 tsp maca powder
  6. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  7. 2 tsp maple syrup or honey

  8. Optional: small pinch of black pepper
Instructions
  1. Add the coconut milk, maca powder, turmeric, cinnamon and nutmeg to a small blender and process on high speed to combine.
  2. Transfer to a saucepan and warm over medium heat, stirring frequently. Heat until hot but not boiling.
  3. Add the coconut oil and maple syrup and stir to combine.
  4. Distribute the Golden Milk Turmeric Tea to 2 cups and enjoy daily to combat inflammation and boost your energy! Please note that extra spices will settle to the bottom of your cup. If you prefer a smooth tea without the remaining undissolved spices you may optionally filter the tea through a piece of cheesecloth or small mesh strainer prior to serving. Leftovers may be stored in the fridge for up to several days.
Allergen Info
  1. Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, Vegan
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Dr. Kimberley O'Brien is a Naturopathic Doctor with a medical practice in Nelson, BC. She is the founder of Healthy Life Redesign and creator of the Elimination Diet Meal Plan online program. Her mission is to help you own your health and live a life you love!


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  1. Too much of tumeric =kidney stones. 2 tablespoons a day is way too much from the readings l have been doing. Even maca has daily limits as well

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      Hi Feyi,

      Yes definitely any ingredient can be unhealthy if the daily dose is too high. However it’s important to note that there are only 2 teaspoons of turmeric in this recipe, which equates to 1 teaspoon per individual serving. This is well within what would be considered to be a safe range.

  2. I’m so happy that I found your site and this post! I’ve been searching for a tea like this. I’ve been on my journey to better health through food for a little while now and have also discovered Ayurvedic practices. This tea is perfect for my Dosha and also incorporates much needed Maca into my diet. Thank you!

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  3. Great recipe! Combine Gaia Herbs Golden milk…with the herbs in your recipe. Theirs has ashwaghanda, cardamom, turmeric, dates, with black pepper already in it. I would also recommend ginger and cayenne to add!

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  4. You are in Calgary! So am I, part time though. Other times I am in California.
    I have started taking maca and Ashwagandha in acup of warm milk . But one I will start your recipe .
    Taking Avodart for BPH has totally ruined my libido. I M hoping to recover with this formula.

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  6. I love using turmeric in my cooking! My wife and I also give it to our dogs as a supplement as an anti inflammatory and to boost the immune system. I keep keep sneaking turmeric into any recipes I can! Since I drink tea on a daily basis,I am looking forward to trying this out! Just need the Maca powder.

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  7. This tea sounds like a miracle maker. I love all the ingredients and have heard so much about tumeric in the past little while. I use it in many of my fusion dished and Indian recipies. Awesome post and great tea.I am definately going to try it.
    Thanks Loreto.

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  8. OH man, I bet this is lovely! I love maca! I happen to have everything on hand for this recipe so I might just need to give it a try this weekend. If I’m a little nervous that I might not like it, do you think I should cut down on the turmeric a bit or am I just being silly?

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      Right!? Maca is totally the best. Healthy yet tasty too!
      I was honestly surprised by how much turmeric I could load into the tea without it seeming overpowering. There isn’t really any spice at all and it provides more of a warm and comforting taste. If you’re unsure though it’s not a bad idea at all to try less initially and add more if you’re up for it! You may also want to filter the tea to remove any undissolved spices through a mesh strainer before drinking it (this is optional…I don’t typically do it but it will make for a smoother tea experience).
      If you do end up giving it a try this weekend Brittany please let me know how it turns out!

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