Think comfy, cozy and luxurious with all the warm fuzzies.
That’s what this Golden Milk Turmeric Latte brings to your coffee mug.
But without the caffeine and boosted with inflammation-fighting properties. Since I’m on Day FOUR of my break from coffee (ugh…) I’ve been sipping turmeric lattes (aka liquid gold) like no other. So I thought you guys might want in on this deliciousness too?
My bestie texted me yesterday, “Are you really taking a break from coffee..?”.
Um, unfortunately, yes. Cue the headaches…
After feeling totally burnt out and exhausted even with 7 hours of sleep each night, I decided maybe taking a break from caffeine is a good idea? Give my body a break?
I don’t know… I don’t even drink that much! One, two cups at the most per day. No shots of espresso… no energy drinks (ew). I love an occasional homemade matcha latte in the afternoon but there’s hardly any caffeine in matcha. Maybe one or two cups every day for who knows how many years takes a toll on your body… LOL duh. I know its acidic and hard on the body. My occasional coffee breaks while doing the 5-day Cleanse didn’t last that long… what can I say, coffee makes me happy. (P.S. I do recommend a nightly golden elixir throughout my cleanse that is similar to this drink!).
Sometimes our bodies need a break though. We’re constantly going going going, reaching for more caffeine to get us through and that puts a lot of unnecessary stress on the body. I doubt my break up with caffeine will last long but maybe? Who knows.
I think it’s the whole experience that has me addicted, as well as the caffeine part. Pouring fresh water in the coffee pot. The intoxicating scent of ground coffee as I measure out each scoop. The familiar, energizing aroma that fills my apartment while I slowly wake up. Then enjoying each piping hot sip until its gone. It’s how my mornings start. I don’t think about it that much while it’s happening ha, but I imagine subconsciously, thats what happens in my mind.
Now I want it more than ever… !
Until I decide to reconcile my relationship with coffee, I’ll drink Golden Milk Turmeric Lattes all day if I want. Peppermint tea is another energizing option I love but there’s something to be said for warm almond milk whizzed up with warming spices and a subtle hint of sweet, especially in the colder months.
What makes this cup of heaven so beneficial for the body?
A true wonder spice! Vibrantly golden in color, this is a spice that I’ve grown to love. Coming from a root similar to ginger, it contains curcumin which is loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Not to mention how it aids in healthy, glowing skin! Anytime I can add turmeric to a recipe, I’ll do it.
So healing and friendly on our digestive system. If you’re ever feeling nauseous, ginger is the cure. With natural cold fighting properties, it helps with congestion as well, while boosting immunity.
For natural sweetness and it’s bold, delicious and distinct flavor. Cinnamon is warming and calming, while also balancing blood sugar levels and stimulating digestion.
Only a teeny pinch! You won’t taste the pepper, but it’s essential to allow proper absorption of the curcumin from turmeric to take place.
Whisked together over the stove with almond milk and lightly sweetened with maple syrup (or honey; if not vegan). I’ve also heard of people using medjool dates in place of sweetener and blending it in a blender, then warming whichever way you prefer. You could also warm the almond milk in the microwave, then blend in the spices using a frother for a smooth, creamy cup with extra frothiness (I just ordered this new frother on amazon!). A mug of this will bring a sense of calm to your day!
- 1 + 1/4 cup cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any plant milk)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of black pepper (to help absorb the curcumin in turmeric!)
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup, to taste (or other liquid sweetener)*
- In a small pot over the stove, heat and whisk all ingredients together on medium heat until smooth and hot. You can also warm the almond milk in the microwave and then whisk in all the ingredients using a whisk or a frother.
- *If you want to replace the sweetener with medjool dates, blend all ingredients in the blender and then warm on the stovetop or in the microwave.
Let me know what you think 🙂