I have been searching for a warm bedtime drink that I could have before heading up to bed. As an avid tea drinker the obvious option was calming , caffeine-free tea, but I longed for that warm, milky drink of my childhood – Ovaltine.

The Hormone Diva recently came to my aid with a recipe for Golden Milk. A warm, milky mix of turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger.

Turmeric is known for its potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and I try to add turmeric to as many meals as possible to assist with my Fibromyalgia pain management. Turmeric is also helpful with balancing blood sugar and flushing toxins from your liver.

Here’s how I make this brilliant nightcap:

A mug of non-dairy milk (I use either almond milk or coconut milk)
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
Pinch of black pepper (helps to activate the turmeric)

I also add some raw honey if I have a bit of a sweet craving.

I add all of these to a pan and then while whisking together, heat the pan slowly until it almost reaches a boil.


Do you like a bedtime drink? What do you find helpful for assisting with sleep? Have you found turmeric a good pain reliever?