Blood Orange Cherry Turmeric Milk

Blood Orange Cherry Turmeric Milk

I’m having a passionate love affair with turmeric! Its earthy flavor, vivid deep golden orange color, versatility and amazing health benefits keep me coming back for more! Today I’m sharing one of my go-to recipes for yummy blood orange cherry turmeric milk.
Turmeric milk also know as golden milk is a traditional Ayurvedic recipe that has a long history of use as a nutrient-rich warm drink used for digestive health, colds, sore throats and restful sleep. Most golden milk or turmeric milk recipes use cow’s milk, turmeric and black pepper. If you’ve never heard of turmeric let me tell you all about it!



Turmeric is a rhizome and spice that has been eaten by many different cultures for thousands of years. Turmeric is a staple in Ayurvedic medicine and has been used and studied extensively for digestive health, liver health, arthritis pain, chronic inflammation, diabetes, wound healing and protection against cancer. To learn more about turmeric visit PubMed to see all the thousand of articles about its health benefits.

Turmeric is a rich source of nutrients including antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Turmeric is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties making it a powerful spice.

I personally love using fresh and ground turmeric on a daily basis. I add it into smoothies, soups, salad dressing, homemade mayonnaise, curries, bone broth, quinoa, elixirs, tonics, honey, milk and desserts. Here’s some of my favorite recipes using turmeric: creamy broccoli turmeric soup, superfoods spicy hot chocolate, anti-aging pineapple banana green smoothie, pain relief & inflammation fighting pineapple cherry turmeric smoothie and cold & flu fighting apple green tea turmeric tonic.

Blood Orange Cherry Turmeric Milk
My blood orange cherry turmeric milk recipe is a wonderful drink that you can make for a nice snack or bedtime tonic. This recipe has coconut milk, blood orange juice, pitted dark cherries, tart cherry juice, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, black pepper and raw unfiltered honey.

The cherries, tart cherry juice and blood orange juice add sweet and juicy fruit flavor that tempers the earthiness of the turmeric and makes the turmeric milk so delicious! The ginger and black pepper add a touch of spice which warms your insides. Black pepper is also great for enhancing the absorption of curcumin which is the active ingredient in turmeric that provides its fantastic health benefits.

All of the ingredients in my milk tonic supercharge it with extra antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties making it a superb drink to enjoy on a regular basis for fighting chronic inflammation and maintaining vibrant health.

I hope you make my blood orange cherry turmeric milk soon so you can reap the benefits of this wonderful drink!

Have you ever tried turmeric milk? How did you like it? Please contribute to the conversion by leaving a comment.

Share this recipe with family and friends and let’s all get healthy and radiant together!


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Blood Orange Cherry Turmeric Milk -a wonderful healing drink for fighting chronic inflammation!


Blood Orange Cherry Turmeric Milk

Paleo, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Makes 2 servings

2 cups homemade coconut milk or organic regular or light coconut milk (I used this brand)

1 tablespoon fresh grated turmeric or 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger

10 pitted dark cherries

⅛ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper or 2-3 black peppercorns

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon (I used this brand)

2 tablespoon raw honey

Juice from one 1 medium blood orange

2 tablespoons organic tart cherry juice concentrate (my favorite brand)


1. Place all ingredients except raw honey, blood orange juice and tart cherry juice into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat for 20 minutes to allow flavors to meld together. Do not boil the milk.

2. After 20 minutes, add in the raw honey, blood orange juice and tart cherry juice and place the hot turmeric milk into a blender or use an immersion stick to blend the milk until smooth. Pour into two mugs and enjoy immediately!

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  1. Hi Shelley. I have used tumeric in curry, but I didn’t know that it was such a beneficial spice. This looks yummy. I guess I’m going to have to figure out how to order ingredients online. I’d have to drive 150 miles to get fresh tumeric, and I rarely see blood oranges. I love living in the middle of nowhere, but it does have some disadvantages. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    All the best,
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  2. Great recipe, I love Turmeric and all kinds of Indian spices… No wonder with an Indian husband. Love your “healing” blog, Shelley!
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  3. I’ve never heard of a drink like this, I bet it tastes great and I know it has amazing healing benefits!

    • Thanks Rachel! Turmeric milk is a traditional Ayurvedic drink that is really great for supporting your body’s natural healing abilities. I made my own dairy-free version of it and added fruit juices to make it more tasty and even more nutrient-rich than the plain versions of the recipe. I hope you enjoy it!
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  4. What a fun combination of flavors and ingredients you’ve created. How healthful and delicious!!

  5. Wow this sounds amazing! I love everything about it.
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  6. Ok I think I could actually drink this one! I’m not a huge turmeric milk fan but I think I would love this! I also think I want to try a turmeric drink with grated turmeric instead of the powder – I think I might like the fresh taste better?
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  7. Lovely recipe! And I always love the brightly colored backdrops you use:)
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  8. I have to admit. I hate turmeric. There aren’t many ways I like it. I think with the blood orange and the cherry though it might taste much better. I know it’s good for me..I have to try. 🙂
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  9. What a great recipe. Golden milk is so good for you.
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  10. I have never been a fan of turmeric drinks. They are so bitter to me, but your recipes should yummy. I will have to try it again.
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  11. Hey Shelley!

    While I’m definitely new to all the potentially wonderful healing benefits of adding
    Tumeric to my daily diet.

    I must confess that your pineapple banana green smoothie, even without the anti aging element, sounds awfully good!LOL!

    Thanks as always, for keeping us informed about how to enjoy a much healthier and tastier daily diet!
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  12. This looks delicious! I am a huge fan of blood orange, we make blood orange kombucha every day. I would really like to try this as turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory! Thank you for sharing!
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  13. These look so good. I doubt I’d be able to replicate it very well in my own kitchen, but I’d sure be willing to pay to have someone make it for me.
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  14. I was not aware that tumeric has so many benefits. I have used in rice and quinoa and not in drinks or soups. Thanks for sharing your recipe, it looks yummy, I will try it.
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  15. Thanks Siphosith! Turmeric is amazing and so versatile! I hope you enjoy my recipe!
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  16. Wow — I knew turmeric was valuable, but didn’t know just how many ways! I’d never heard of golden milk before. Thank you for another great recipe!
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  17. o very good and fantastic blog… i just find it..plz keep it up

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