With flu season in full swing, it is important to take good care of ourselves, which includes what we put into our body. Diet plays a big role in how well we are able to fend off viruses and illness. That said, I’ve put together a turmeric latte, aka “golden milk”, recipe that has a handful of health benefits and remedial properties.
Many know it as the spice that gives curry its yellow hue, but turmeric contains countless medicinal compounds. Turmeric is a potent natural anti-inflammatory and has powerful antioxidant effects. This recipe also calls for cinnamon, which can help to reduce cholesterol levels, and ginger, which is a known superfood that is often used to remedy digestive issues and nausea.
Whether it’s flu season or not, this recipe is delicious and I promise you will be doing yourself, your health, and your body a major favour.
Ingredients (Serves 2):
2 ½ cups of unsweetened almond, cashew, soy or coconut milk
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon powdered ginger
1 teaspoon honey, pure maple syrup or agave
In a pot over medium heat, mix your preferred milk, turmeric and coconut oil/ghee
Stir until the mixture is well combined and warm but not boiling
Transfer mixture to heat-safe blender and add the remaining ingredients
Blend for 1-2 minutes
Serve in a mug and add cinnamon or nutmeg on top
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