A Full-Body Warm Up
A Golden Milk Latte is a delicious herbal elixir made from turmeric and other warming spices. Golden milk has been used for centuries in ayurvedic medicine and has recently made a resurgence in the health and wellness community.
Why should you drink golden milk?
- Promotes clear and glowing skin
- Anti-inflammatory (helps with PMS symptoms)
- Supports liver detoxification (important for hormone balance)
- High antioxidant content
- Increases circulation
- Warms the body
- Supports healthy cholesterol levels
- Enhances wound healing
- Suppresses symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and MS
Golden Milk Latte, Natural Hormone Healing-Style
Although you can find many different recipes and methods to make a golden milk latte, you need to try my version.
When I want to get the perfect latte texture, I blend the warm milk with coconut oil or ghee. Another key is to use a high-speed blender to give the elixir a frothy and creamy texture. You can also make this drink into a complete meal by adding collagen peptide protein powder; which will provide protein without affecting the texture or flavor. 2 Tablespoons of collagen peptides from Vital Proteins is equal to 18 g of protein.
You can purchase fresh turmeric root at most health food stores, Asian or Indian supermarkets. I like the flavor of this recipe best with fresh turmeric.
I hope you enjoy this recipe; it’s one of my clients favorites.
- 2 cups unsweetend almond, coconut or grass fed organic milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 cardamom pods
- 1 tsp turmeric powder (or freshly grated turmeric root)
- 1 Tbsp lucuma powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp raw honey
- pinch of ginger powder
- pinch black pepper, freshly ground
- 2 Tbsp collagen peptides
- Add the milk, cinnamon, cardamom, and turmeric and heat over low for 15 minutes until warm. Do not boil.
- Remove from heat and remove the cinnamon stick (you can reuse it up to 3 times). Strain the milk to remove the other herbs.
- In a blender, combine the golden milk, lucuma, coconut oil, honey, ginger, black pepper and optional collagen peptides. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into mugs and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder.
Pin it for a weekend warm-up!
Photos by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy
Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles. She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune, and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.
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