If you've never heard of a Golden Milk Latte or Turmeric Tea, then you're in for a serious treat today. This cozy, Fall "latte" is both delicious and packed with health benefits, and it's starting to pop up on menus at all of the cool, healthy restaurants in LA. Before we dive right into this easy recipe, let's back up a minute discuss the star of the show, turmeric.
Turmeric, which is that vibrant orange spice that's found in curries, is one of the most powerful healing spices out there, and it's been used for thousands of years for its amazing medicinal properties. Curcumin, the main compound in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory effects and boasts major antioxidants. It also fights against cancer, depression, helps fight/manage pain, reduce blood sugar, and even works towards healing gut issues.
You may be used to seeing turmeric as an ingredient in your favorite indian dishes, but you're a little skeptical about drinking it as your tea latte. Trust me on this one, when paired with the other delicious ingredients and spices, the flavors really come out and it tastes like the holidays in a cup - warming, comforting, and perfectly sweet. I've been drinking it every night after dinner and it's my favorite way to unwind for the night.
Something to note about the ingredients . . . Since we all want to make the most of those curcumin health benefits, it's important to add a pinch of black pepper as it improves the absorption of turmeric in our bodies. Curcumin is also fat soluble, which is why you'll always see coconut oil as an ingredient for Golden Milk lattes! Cool right? Ok let's make the holidays-in-a-cup, shall we!?
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Pinch of pepper
1. Pour almond milk into a small pot over medium heat.
2. Add all other ingredients and stir well.
3. Once warmed (but not boiling), remove cinnamon stick, then pour liquid into your blender.
Note: Make sure not to seal the blender completely with the lid as the heat can make it burst! So leave
the top slightly open on one side and blend on low. Blending makes it nice and frothy.
4. Pour into a mug and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and turmeric.
So excited for you to try this healthy Fall latte! Enjoy!
Photography by Kristen Schellenberg
July 28th, 2016
December 6, 2016
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.