Creamy, slightly spicy, perfectly sweet and super healthy – there are many reasons why we adore this perfect afternoon or evening drink rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
You must try this healthy, healing and delicious this creamy hot drink.
Apart from being an addition to cereals, sauces and meat dishes, turmeric is widely used in India as a medicine and very often as a beverage for cleansing the body. It is rich in iron, vitamin B6 and fiber. It strengthens immunity, helps with colds, stimulates circulation and digestion, alleviates hunger attacks and also has a stimulating effect like coffee. Because of all this, the West has embraced turmeric as a spice in the kitchen and an effective detox spice.
Turmeric latte or ‘golden milk’ is a traditional Indian drink that has its roots in Ayurvedic medicine.
Golden milk or turmeric latte, as Westerners call it, is used instead of coffee – many start their day with it because it warms the body, gives it an ‘energy’ injection, but also because of many health benefits.
Also known as haldi doodh, ‘golden milk’ has a good reputation for its healing, anti-inflammatory properties, mainly thanks to the curcumin found in turmeric. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for conditions such as breathing problems, joint pain, fatigue, digestive problems and more.
Modern research also claims that turmeric is a powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial and anticancer effects. Although turmeric gets the most attention in this drink, the other spices in ‘golden milk’ also have a health effect – both ginger and cinnamon are known for their anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits.
There are numerous variants of this drink, and we usually make the next one, ready in literally five minutes.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE A TURMERIC LATTE (GOLDEN MILK)
120 ml of milk of your choice
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Half a teaspoon of coconut oil
A piece of grated fresh ginger or half a teaspoon of powdered ginger
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
A pinch of pepper
Honey or some other sweetener of your choice (coconut sugar, agave or maple syrup) quantitatively depending on the desire for sweetness
Add milk and all other spices to the pot and stir over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for about 4 minutes and remove from the heat just before boiling. That’s it – enjoy a hot drink!