Golden Milk Latte
1 May 2019
This is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up when you need something to tie you over till dinner. (👇scroll to bottom for health benefits!) The health perks alone have made it a daily ritual for us. Anything anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich is a win in our books.
The herbs used all have their own health-supporting properties for the body, but of course the main star is turmeric, which is where the “golden” color comes from!
➕1 1/2 cups light coconut milk (canned is best)
➕1 1/2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk
➕1 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
➕1/4 tsp ground ginger
➕1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
➕1 tbsp coconut oil
➕1 pinch ground black pepper
➕sweetener of choice (i.e. maple syrup, coconut sugar, or stevia to taste)
In a small saucepan, add coconut milk, almond milk, ground turmeric, ground ginger, cinnamon stick, coconut oil, black pepper, and sweetener of choice (we added 1 tbsp (15ml) maple syrup).
Whisk to combine and warm over medium heat. Heat until hot to the touch but not boiling - about 4 minutes - whisking frequently.
Turn off heat and taste to adjust flavor. Add more sweetener to taste or more turmeric or ginger for intense spice + flavor.
Serve immediately, dividing between two glasses. Best when fresh, though leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat on the stovetop or microwave until hot.
💥Are you ready to discover the amazing benefits of golden milk? We’ll look through each ingredient to see what they have to offer by drinking this soothing beverage.
Turmeric. It has been used to treat liver disease in ancient medicine as well as respiratory illnesses, gastrointestinal problems, muscle and joint pain (including arthritis), skin disorders, and to promote healing all over. Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, this spice is highly beneficial for chronic disease and autoimmune disease where inflammation is prominent.
Preliminary research also shows that turmeric can improve and stabilize blood sugar, detoxify the liver from environmental toxins by neutralizing free radicals, treating food allergies and intolerances, preventing degenerative cognitive illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, and even treating cancer and depression. Do you need any more reasons to start cooking with this spice?
Coconut oil. Has a ton of health benefits, including promoting a healthy weight, healthy heart, healthy immune system, digestion, and may help prevent liver and kidney disease. It’s also an effective wound healer & moisturizer.
Coconut milk. Magnesium, vitamin B, electrolytes, a source of fatty acids that can combat weight gain, helps stabilize blood sugar, and promote joint health. Yes, please!
Black pepper. Helps ease cold symptoms, fights anemia, aids digestion, and combats free radicals. Black pepper will also help your body to absorb the turmeric!
Ginger. Helps digestion combats nausea, and helps ease cold symptoms. Ginger may even help muscle pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties, help with blood sugar, and ease the menstrual pain in addition to other types of pain.