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Golden Milk

This warm, creamy, and subtly sweet drink can be a great start to a hectic day, or a great way to end one! It can be made vegan, but either version offers up some good nutrients, like calcium, potassium, protein, and vitamins D and B12.


1 c soy beverage (unsweetened, can use regular milk)
2 t honey (plus additional to taste - to make vegan, swap maple syrup)
1 1⁄2 t almond butter (optional)
1⁄2 t vanilla extract
1⁄2 t cinnamon (ground, plus additional for serving)
1⁄4 t turmeric (ground)
1⁄8 t ginger (ground)

Yield amount

1 Servings

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

5 minutes

Total time

10 minutes


  1. Combine the milk, honey, almond butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, and any optional spices in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium until warmed through, whisking briskly so that the almond butter does not stick to the bottom and the spices incorporate. Do not let boil. 


Optional additions: tiny pinch of ground black pepper, ground cardamom, or ground cloves.

To store - keep leftovers in an airtight container, such as a mason jar or travel mug, for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

To reheat - warm on the stove, stirring to recombine the spices and almond butter. If reheating in the microwave, stir every 20 to 30-second interval, and keep a close eye on it so it does not bubble over.

Equipment you’ll need:

  • Measuring cup and spoons
  • Saucepan
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