Happy New Year 2015: Tumeric and Ginger Milk

C – Tumeric is the “new” thousand-year-old fad.

I always laugh when I see “new” trends that have been around for a long time in other countries. Like coconut water and coconut milk. Stuff that I have been drinking since I was a kid.

Tumeric has also been in my life for a long time. Yet, it’s a “new” presence everywhere I turn.

Grocery stores have drinks with tumeric and ginger that cost $5 to $10. I still can’t understand why. It’s funny to think about the price of these things. When I grew up they were so cheap at Asian grocery stores.

Since tumeric has been trending for the past year, I had to see what the hype was all about. I honestly hate the taste of tumeric and the long lasting yellow stain that gets everywhere.

Maybe I have to give it another try. It does have its health benefits. It’s full of antioxidants which helps with the immune system. It also helps with joints and skin, as well as having many other benefits.

When I started seeing more and more people make drinks with tumeric, I had to try making one. This tumeric milk is almost like a chia tea, but with tumeric and other spices. I love that it’s thick and smooth. It coats the throat. It’s very nice when you are sick with a cold. I really like it.

Happy New Year 2015: Tumeric and Ginger Milk
Recipe type: Drinks
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 2
  • 1 thumb-size piece of fresh Tumeric, peeled and grated
  • 1 thumb-size piece of fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 thumb-size piece of fresh lemon grass, minced
  • 1 Tbsp honey, more if needed
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups coconut or almond milk
  1. Place everything in a sauce pot and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain through a fine mesh strainer.
  3. Serve.
  4. Enjoy!


Fresh tumeric is better than the powdered form. if you can’t find the fresh, use the powder. Use about ½ a teaspoon per serving. A little can go a long way.

Here’s to your health. I wonder what’s next in “new” thousand-year-old trends?