This golden latte is a one of my favourite. It is spicy and sweet, delicate yet packs a lot of flavour. It is an amazing drink for the times when you feel you might be coming down with a cold, a digestive issue, or just because it tastes amazing. All the ingredients here work in work together to support the digestive system, the immune system, and your taste buds 🙂
Turmeric has been traditionally used in the Indian cuisine. Curcumin being the active ingredient in turmeric is known for it’s amazing powers. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and a potent anti-oxidant. It’s bioavailability is greater when combined with ground black pepper, so you may add just a pinch of ground black pepper into the blender to make sure you are absorbing all the goodness it has to offer. Because of all these characteristics, turmeric is great for the liver and overall detoxification.
Ginger is known as the “cure-all” super root. It helps with digestive upset of all kinds, nausea, and even morning sickness during pregnancy. In Ayurveda, the old Indian practice of natural medicine, ginger is believed a warming food, playing a big role in helping the circulatory system, keeps us warm during winter months and strengthens the immune system. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and an immune booster.
Coconut – Fresh coconut is so good and anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-viral which means your immune system loves it. It is packed with fibre, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, and fats that are so good for you. For a very long time coconut and the oil derived from it, were considered a no- no. Latest research has shown that the MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) in coconut are metabolized in the liver for energy right after you’ve consumed it. That means you are not storing the fat but rather using it for energy right away.
- 1 cup nut milk, check out my homemade cashew milk
- 1 inch cube fresh ginger
- 1/2 – 1 tsp organic turmeric powder (or use half-inch fresh turmeric root)
- 1 – 2 tsp raw unpasteurized honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil or coconut butter
- Add the nut milk or water to a pan, bring to just before boil.
- Remove and pour into a blender.
- Add all ingredients and blend.
- Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy.