Golden milk turmeric latte is a wonderful, nourishing Ayurvedic drink.
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest traditional mind-body medicine systems. It originated in India thousands of years ago.
It literally means science of life and focuses on the strong connection between mind and body, where balance is closely connected to consciousness.
Nutrition plays an important role in our life and health and therefore has an essential place in Ayurveda.
This warm and grounding drink golden milk turmeric latte has healing properties for the body and calming ones for our mind. It is full with anti-oxidants, healthy fats and other important nutrients.
Golden milk is good for digestion, boosts your immune system, purifies blood, has strong anti-inflammatory properties, stimulates cell health and helps promote a healthy sleep.
Its main ingredient is Turmeric, also known as the spice of life, which is known for its powerful medicinal properties. The curcumin in Turmeric is known to have anti-cancer properties and many other important health benefits.
Besides all that it does for our health it’s also a very tasty, warming drink which is especially soothing during cold fall or winter seasons. The different heating spices which go so well with the creaminess of coconut milk.
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon fresh turmeric or dried ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
(this is important for absorption of the turmeric)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Mix everything besides the maple syrup in a small saucepan and cook for 10 minutes on low fire.
Turn off the fire and mix in the maple syrup.
Serve warm, make sure to stir well before drinking, especially if you’re using ground turmeric.
Enjoy and stay warm!
PS: turmeric stains, so be careful with your clothes, kitchen textiles, wooden utensils etc.
It has a strong natural color, which is why I love using it in different recipes, such as these pastel bounty balls.