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Feel Good Effect: Golden Milk Every Day

Feel Good EffectRobyn DownsComment

The Feel Good Effect is a series exploring the habits, tactics and mindsets that you can use in your real life to feel good, everyday.

How it works: Each week I adopt a new Feel Good practice and trial it in my own life for 2 weeks. At the end of the 2 weeks I share what I did, how it went, and the Feel Good Effect.

Feel Good Effect: Drink Golden Milk Everyday

Feel Good Week 3: Golden Milk Every Day

Feel Good Practice

Drink a cup of Golden Milk every day.

Time Commitment

3-10 minutes to prepare the drink, plus the time required to purchase all the ingredients.


Purchase all the required ingredients  and prepare the drink.


Varies depending on the ingredients used, about $0.75 to $2.00 per serving if made at home with organic ingredients.

Why I Tried It

Golden Milk is made by whisking turmeric with other warming flavors together with milk (any kind; almond, rice, dairy, etc.) to create a drink that can be served either warm or cold.

The golden-colored drink has gained popularity in the past few years due in large part to the health-giving properties of turmeric.

Studies have shown that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems, and Golden Milk is a delicious way to add more of the super-food into your daily routine.

I wanted to try drinking Golden Milk to add more turmeric to my diet and to find out how the drink would make me feel overall.


Feel Good Effect: Drink Golden Milk Everyday

My Feel Good Experience

I’ve tried Golden Milk from time to time in the past, but was never able to make the habit stick. When I set out to drink it everyday I realized right away that the reason I wasn’t able to make it a daily habit in the past was the number of steps and ingredients required. 

After some trial and error, I realized that I need to streamline the prep process.

I experimented with creating a Golden Milk Concentrate, which could be prepped ahead and then easily swirled into a warm mug of milk or mixed with milk and poured over ice.

Prepping the Concentrate ahead made whipping up a daily glass much easier, and I was able to stick with the practice each day.

I can’t say I noticed an immediate effect on my body, but turmeric is one of those things that takes awhile to work its magic.  

The daily ritual of preparing a warm mug, swirling the Golden Milk Concentrate into the milk, and sipping the nourishing mix was really quite soothing, and I looked forward to the ritual each evening.

Also, sipping Golden Milk in the evening helped to curb my sweet craving, and was a nice way to wind down and relax in the afternoon or at the end of the day.


Gathering the ingredients and the initial cost may be challenging for some. Since I had most of the ingredients on hand already, the initial set-up pretty easy.

As mentioned, preparing the drink each day was a bit cumbersome, but the Golden Milk Concentrate make the process much easier.

Feel Good Effect

While I didn’t notice an immediate effect from the turmeric on my body (which is to be expected, given the time frame), I enjoyed the ritual of preparing a warm mug of Golden Milk.

Sipping on the Golden Milk was calming, allowed me to unwind after a long day, and helped curb cravings for sweets.

I’ll definitely keep the practice going, and plan to switch to an iced version once the weather warms.

Overall Feel Good Effect: Medium

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Is Golden Milk a daily Feel Good practice for you? How do you incorporate it into your routine? What positive effects have you experienced as a result?