Turmeric milk, also known as the ”golden milk” has its origins in India and is having a real moment everywhere you turn your head to 🙂 It is a delicious drink, with great ”looks” because of its wonderful bright yellow colour and it is also super healthy. I am going to explain a little what turmeric latte contains, its benefits and how you can prepare it.
This healing golden milk is the perfect nourishing blend to boost your immune system during the cold season. Laced with anti-inflammatory spices such as turmeric, ground ginger and cinnamon, this spicy winter blend makes the most grounding and nourishing drink for your morning or afternoon ”tea” or you can even have it in the evening as a stress reliever.
Curcumin, the antioxidant that gives turmeric its golden hue, has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, gastrointestinal health properties, which have been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth and management of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease.
The high antioxidant and anti-bacterial content in turmeric also means it is great for helping to reduce the symptoms of cold and flu ( it works great on this!!). It has a lot of nutritional benefits, so in addition turmeric is rich in manganese, zinc, B group vitamins and iron, which can help support a healthy metabolism. Turmeric is a true superfood because it’s classified as an adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt to stressors like environmental toxins, inflammatory foods, and lack of sleep.
How you make it
250 ml vegetable milk ( coconut, almond,etc)
1 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 whole cinnamon stick ( or 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon )
1 pinch ground black pepper
Sweetener of choice
Warm up the milk, then add all ingredients to a big glass. Mix everything with a foam mixer and serve immediately. That.s about all. Enjoy!