Gorgeously golden, this unique drink is a spin on an Ayurvedic curative remedy from India. It is an acquired taste, but if you are not afraid of turmeric it can be an incredibly healthy toddy to restore exhausted adrenals, cleanse the liver, beautify the skin, and jump-start the cardiovascular system.
Turmeric latte is one of my favorite superfood lattes to indulge in during the colder months.
Reasons Why You Should Drink Turmeric Latte (Golden Milk) Everyday
Turmeric milk or haldi doodh has been used as a natural medicine in Indian families since immemorial. Today, however, it is a global drink known by names like turmeric latte or golden milk.
What makes it such a rage, and why should you have it every day? Let’s look at the health benefits!
Loaded with Antioxidants: Cucurmin is an active component in turmeric and has been used as a natural antioxidant in Ayurvedic medicines for thousands of years. For those who did not know, antioxidants have been known to prevent cell damage, and may therefore, help lower the risk of infections.
Helps Reduce Inflammation: Studies suggest that diets rich in anti-inflammatory compounds may reduce the risk of heart diseases or chronic diseases.
Improves Memory & Brain Function: According to research, some of the components in golden milk, like turmeric and ginger, may help preserve memory as well as promote the growth of brain cells.
Antibacterial, Antiviral & Antifungal Properties: Indian grandmothers have always touted turmeric milk for it’s ability to help fight infections and colds. The strong antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties in turmeric milk ensure that it provides a natural boost to your immune system.
Promotes Better Digestion: The anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric latte go a long way in managing digestion, preventing diarrhea and stomach ulcers.
Fights Respiratory Issues: Turmeric milk is known for eliminating infectious agents from the respiratory system. Therefore, it is an effective long-term remedy for bronchitis and other lung conditions.
Promotes Weight Loss: The dietary fibre in turmeric when combined with milk helps to prevent weight gain by helping to boost your metabolism and burning fat.
Turmeric Latte Before Bed?
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Studies suggest that the turmeric in the latte helps to turn on that ‘rest and digest’ so that you can get to sleep faster and stay in that ‘rest and digest’ mode. This turmeric latte is perfect for a late-evening soothing beverage for your adrenals before bed.
Golden Milk Turmeric Latte Recipe
- 1.5 cup oat milk or almond milk
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maple syrup or natural sweetener of choice
- Pinch of black pepper
- In a small pot, pour in the ingredients and heat over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Take off the heat then whisk thoroughly using a whisk or frother.
- Serve in a mug and enjoy!