Fall Recipe: Warm Golden Almond Milk

Fall Recipe: Warm Golden Almond Milk

By Melissa Macchione RHN

The main ingredient in this recipe is turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identified as its primary active component and which exhibits 600 potential health benefits of turmeric – which include antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Adding black pepper to turmeric enhances curcumin’s bioavailability by 1,000 times increasing your body’s absorption of turmeric by 2000%. This is due to black pepper’s hot property called piperine.

I find having a cup before bedtime helps with my digestion and also is quite calming and grounding.

Warm Golden Almond Milk

What you’ll need:

1 tsp turmeric

½ tsp ground cardamom

½ tsp ground cloves

½ tsp ground black pepper

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground ginger

1 tbsp sweetener (raw honey, maple syrup or agave nectar)

2 cups almond milk (get the recipe for my Homemade Almond Milk)

What to do:

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl

Warm almond milk on stovetop at a very low temperature for 2 mins.

Add dry ingredients and warm almond milk to desired temperature (do not allow milk to boil)

Pour milk into your favourite mug and stir in sweetener

Makes 2 cups



Melissa Macchione is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and empowering others to exceed their nutrition and lifestyle goals. In the past 12 years, she has studied nutrition, fitness and currently is opening herself up to learning mindfulness meditation to deepen her spiritual practice. She holds numerous professional qualifications, including being a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, 2010) STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, TRX Suspension Trainer, and is soon-to-be a Booty Barre® Instructor.