Golden Milk with Turmeric, Cashews and Cardamom

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person

Turmeric is used in Ayurvedic medicine to stimulate and protect the digestive organs. It also has many anti-inflammatory properties as well as is loaded with antioxidants, making it an all-around good thing. If you're already suffering from a cold, we suggest you mix turmeric in a glass of water with some lemon. For a tastier treat, try this recipe with cashew milk (directions below!)


How It's Made: Turmeric Paste


  • 1/4 cup of ground turmeric
  • 1/2 cup of filtered water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper


  1. Prepare the turmeric paste by mixing all the ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes maximum, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes a thick paste.
  3. Let cool and keep in a small airtight container in the refrigerator. The paste should last for 7 to 10 days.

Homemade cashew milk


  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Drizzle of maple syrup to taste


  1. Soak the cashews for 30 minutes. Rinse and drain.
  2. Mix the cashews, water, salt, and maple syrup in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy.
  3. Cashew milk will keep in a mason jar in the fridge for 5 to 7 days.




How It's Made: Golden Milk


  • 1 cup of cashew milk (or Almond or Coconut Milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon (or more) of turmeric paste
  • A pinch of ground vanilla 
  • Maple syrup or honey to taste


  1. In a small saucepan, mix all the ingredients and heat for several minutes.
  2. Once heated, transfer to the blender and mix for several seconds so the ingredients emulsify.

For a quick anti-inflammatory & antioxidant fix:


  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 tablespoon of Turmeric Paste
  • A squeeze of lemon


Stir all ingredients together in a mug and enjoy! This quick fix makes a great drink for when you're suffering from a cold. Not only will it warm you up from the inside out, but turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties will help with that stuffy nose!
Emilie Gaillet
Recipe By

Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.


Aaaahhhh-mazing Written By: Steve
Simple, delicious, thank you

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