Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Latte
Hiii! Lots of requests for this recipe and I’m sorry for the delay in posting it! My reasoning for the delay, which I never understood until now, is that when I make this superfood latte, I just sort of feel out how much of each ingredient I put in. A sprinkle of this. A sprinkle of that. My best friend always told me that’s how she made her golden milk latte, and I never understood it. I get it now! Anyway, I finally sat down to figure out just how much a sprinkle of this and a sprinkle of that translates to.
For the turmeric and ginger part, make sure you do the fresh turmeric and fresh ginger-not powdered. You want to get all of the anti-inflammatory properties this latte has to offer (which you can read more about here).
Some of these ingredients may seem a bit odd to throw into a latte that’s supposed to be sweet. Think of it kind of like a chai latte. It’s supposed to be kind of “spicy”. The maple syrup will help give you that soothing, sweeter, taste.
1 ½ cups of almond milk
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1 1/2 inch chunk of turmeric, peeled
1 1/2 inch chunk of ginger, peeled
1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
A generous pinch of black pepper
Heat up your almond milk to 140 degrees on your stove-top. While your milk is heating, start measuring out the rest of your ingredients into a high-speed blender. Remember, when you get to your black pepper, you want to make sure it’s a solid pinch-spicy is good for this particular superfood latte. Once your milk has reached 140 degrees, or (if you don’t have a thermometer) it starts lightly bubbling around the edges, pour it into the high-speed blender to join the rest of your ingredients. Blend on high for about 30 seconds, or until everything is well-blended, the turmeric and ginger roots are completely blended and broken down, and you’ve got some nice froth going.
Grab a strainer and hold over your mug of choice. Pour the contents of your blender over the strainer into the mug to ensure all of your ginger and turmeric chunks don’t make their way into your latte. And walla! A golden milk latte.
Orrrrr if all of this seems like too much….just come over and I can make you one. Golden milk latte-making is my current favorite pastime…;)
Okay that’s all for now!
Thanks and happy golden-milk latte-ing,