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Turmeric Ginger Sleep Steamer

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5 from 3 reviews

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Turmeric Ginger Sleep Steamer is the perfect drink for before bed! Similar to Moon Milk, this caffeine-free recipe is comforting and the perfect way to wind down in the evening. Easily vegan with tons of anti-inflammatory ingredients.


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  • 1 1/2 cups plain nondairy milk (such as oat, coconut, cashew, or almond)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated (or 1/4 tsp ground)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh turmeric, grated (or 1/8 tsp ground)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg, optional
  • A few twists of black pepper
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp maple syrup


  1. Add milk. ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg if using, black pepper, vanilla, and maple syrup to a small pot.
  2. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook for 3-5 minutes, until warmed through and slightly reduced. Stir a few times to prevent burning.
  3. If you’d like, strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve before drinking (this is recommended if you used fresh ginger and turmeric). Best enjoyed right away!


Nutrition information is an estimate, calculated using a base of unsweetened plain almond milk. 

  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: Indian-Inspired


  • Serving Size: One half of recipe
  • Calories: 46.8 calories
  • Sugar: 5.5 grams
  • Sodium: 130.8 milligrams
  • Fat: 1.8 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.6 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 7.4 grams
  • Fiber: 0.4 grams
  • Protein: 0.8 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 grams