Golden Milk Latte

 

Golden milk lattes are so pretty and super delicious. They're popping up everywhere recently and if you haven't been so adventurous to try - I highly encourage.

 

Coffee addicts beware - golden lattes are caffeine free, but they're a pleasant break from the acidic Americano and lend richer flavors and textures than a cup of tea.

I may have fallen in love.

Food fads usually make me cringe - but for such a popular drink they score far higher for health than any frap-a-latte-chino. Turmeric makes it pretty and yellow and is basically the super-man of the herb world. Its main constituent, curcurmin, is a powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidant and is one of those super powerful spices that helps:

  • Reduce arthritic pain
  • Improve digestion and digestive related disorders (like IBS, IBD, dyspepsia, ulcers) 
  • Reduce cholesterol levels 
  • Reduce inflammation and fight heart disease
  • Decrease risk of cognitive and degenerative related diseases like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimers
 

 

Here's how to make it ... 

(for 2)

  • 2 c almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • Pinch of sea salt

Heat the almond milk on the stove top - bring to a simmer (not a boil). Combine the hot almond milk, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and honey to your blender for 30-60 seconds until frothy.

Optional: add the spices directly to the pan with milk and use a milk frother to combine.

. . . your blender might turn yellow. Sorry / not sorry. 

Enjoy!