Drink Yourself Healthy with Golden Milk


BRR! Not sure if you had the chilly start to your day that we did this weekend, but it was a shock to the system! It is strange for us thinking that the weather is getting colder here, but we are going to be heading to a place that was over 100 F yesterday….in just a few weeks, EEEK!

Steve and I had a much needed relaxing weekend after NCAA Regionals in Charlottesville on Friday. We drove down with the team, and I had some nice bonding time with the teams. They are now finished for the season and have some well earned downtime (as does my Steve!). I was even able to squeeze in a visit with Max while I was at UVA,ย which was lovely!


I am sorry to announce (for anyone I said I would see next weekend), that I am not going to be racing the Rothman 8k. Do not worry, nothing is wrong. I am healthy and well, just can tell I am on my limit for pushing it too far with traveling, and you know I am all about listening to your heart. My heart is telling me that emotionally I am not ready for another race.

But I want you to put all your supportive love and cheering into two of my best friends who are racing; Frances Koons in the 8k, and Liz Phillips in her debut marathon. And of course best of luck to anyone else racing next weekend. There seems to be quite a few of you ๐Ÿ™‚

Last week I shared my best tips with how to get over sickness if you get hit race week, and one of the suggestions I made was to drink golden milk. Quite a few people said they were interested, and so I thought I would share the recipe today, so you can get started drinking it (it can take a few days to get used to!). It is a very unique taste, but the purpose of it is an anti-inflammatory. I found I needed a lot more honey than the recipe I used recommended, but you may need more or less.

This is not my recipe, but I did change a few things. I hope you enjoy this, and be sure to check out my co host Confessions of a Mother Runner and the other recipes in the linkup, especially as mine is not technically a meal as such.

Feeling sick? Or fatigued from training? Stay Healthy & Reduce Inflammation with golden milk once a day. Elite runner Tina Muir drinks it, and you should too.

Golden Milk

Serves 1

Preparation time: 5 minsย plusย 10 mins to soak the flavor


1 cup almond milk

1/2 tsp tumeric

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 tbsp honey


Add first 3 ingredients to a small sauce pan. Heat over a medium-high heat, stirring very often to keep it from burning. I would add the milk first, then the spices.

Once it is starting to bubble around the edges (small bubbles), remove from the heat, stir in the honey, and cover for 5-10 minutes. Stir a few times during this.
Drink, and fill your body healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

What is your go- to health boost? Are you ready for winter?

cold, cold remedies, golden milk, running while sick

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  • It’s still not that cold here but this weekend was slightly chillier than it has been. The longer we go without cold temperatures the harder it will be when real winter comes! Thanks for the link up!

  • It was really chilly here on Saturday. So windy!!! I’ve already had one wicked cold this winter and I don’t want anymore. I’m definitely trying this!

  • Ah, I’ve been wanting to try turmeric milk! And with the honey, this sounds like perfection!

  • carla birnberg
    November 16, 2015 5:38 am

    it was COOOOLLLLD here this weekend too (ok for HERE :-)).
    I need to buy tumeric.
    It’s time.

  • The cold snap has definitely hit, although it’s still not too bad around here. I definitely want to try this milk, especially now since you’ve peaked my interest about the taste ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you’re listening to your mind and body and not racing!! Wise choice.

  • The weather here is mild for this time of year but it’s getting colder. I’m not complaining about mild.

  • I wish I liked tumeric. But I just don’t! Hella jealous that you were in Cville!

  • I NEED to try this! I love almond milk, turmeric and ginger- never thought to combine them though!! YUM!

  • I love making turmeric milk! I use it in smoothie form too. with chia. Perfect for chilly weather. xxoo

  • Jessica DeGore RD
    November 16, 2015 7:53 am

    I’ve heard of golden milk- but never made it, will definitely have to try it this winter season! I’m running my first full in Philly this weekend- nervous because I’m battling hip bursitis but super excited!

  • I’ve never heard of this, but it has some great things in it! I’m glad you are listening to your body and getting a break.

  • Lisa@runningoutofwine
    November 16, 2015 8:08 am

    This is great to know! It seems like everyone around me is getting sick lately, and with my marathon next week I may need to drink this just to prevent myself from getting sick:)

  • I’ve never heard of making milk this way-really interesting. I think my daughter would love it.

  • If you want to try the traditional Indian version of this drink – search for golden milk on my blog! I have my mom’s recipe up ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tumeric milk is one of my favs, I also like to add a little cinnamon to mine and it’s especially good with homemade almond milk!! It has been unseasonably warm here lately as yesterday it was 62?!? Not normally for mid Nov in Minnesota but since we have so much going on with the home remodel that could be pushed back by extreme cold and snow I’ll take it!

  • Hmm, this sounds very interesting, Tina! I’m going to have to give it a try; it can’t hurt, right? I’ve got people that I work with who have been ill, people I run with, etc.; I’m willing to do whatever I can to stay healthy, at this point. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  • This sounds so warm and delicious. Perfect for a weekend morning. I’m bummed I won’t see you in Philly, but hopefully we’ll run into each other at another race ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I think I may need to try this today after a busy weekend! And I think I may need a tad bit more honey too!

  • That looks so soothing and comfy! It’s getting chilly here — we even made chili yesterday.

    Get it?:)

  • That’s a bummer that you aren’t racing an 8K, but as always you’re so smart in listening to your body! Best of luck to your friends who are racing! This milk sounds so good – I love the combination of turmeric and ginger but I’ve never thought to try it in a drink.

  • idratherbesweating
    November 16, 2015 1:56 pm

    This looks awesome and I will be trying this tonight for sure! When temps drop are start to crave tea at night but I am going to have to try this instead!

  • Hi Tina! I’ve seen so much about Golden Milk lately but haven’t tried it yet. Thanks for the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • My health boost is LOTS of water…steam rooms…SLEEP! I am not really sure I am ready for winter, but I am excited for the holidays…Starting to feel festive, which I LOVE!

  • This looks fabulous! I’m in the midst of marathon training, so will have to give this a try to warm up after one of my long runs this Winter!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sunday morning was so windy and freezing! And then today it hit 60 degrees. But winter is definitely on its way. Tumeric is really powerful as an anti-inflammatory, I love this combo idea!

  • My coach gave us a list of spices we should use as frequently as possible and both tumeric and and ginger are on his list. I will definitely give this a try, but doubt I could talk my husband into trying it.

  • It’s still warm and sunny here in Florida, but I’ve been trying to trick my mind with making cold weather foods! I’ve been wanting to try turmeric milk. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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