Let's talk about Turmeric or should i say Turmeric latte also known as Golden milk which sounds pretty interesting to me but not only that...Turmeric latte has so many benefits just because of Turmeric itself. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory which means it can relieve muscle and joint pain as well as arthritis so it's very good for people that have an autoimmune disease or is always in pain due to some sort of arthritis. Ladies, thanks to it's inflammatory properties when you are on that time of the month Turmeric is literally your best friend because it helps combat pre-menstrual syndrome that causes physical and emotional symptoms like; bloating, headache, flu like symptoms and muscle ache. Emotionally women can feel irritable, experience depression and mood swings. Turmeric also delays the onset of type 2 diabetes, lowering blood glucose levels and reversing insulin resistance. Since Turmeric is anti-bacterial, it can help prevent stomach ulcers and reduce infection in the gut, it can also help relieve stomach pain making it great for people with irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease.
Golden Milk aka "Turmeric Tea" is a blend of spices, milk, and a touch of sweetener. The spices (which are very similar to chai) are gently simmered, and their flavor steeps into the milk. From there it's just a choice between serving it hot or cold! It's been crazy hot in San Diego lately. making this into an iced latte was mandatory !
SERVES: 2 servings
- 2 cups of milk of choice ( I used almond milk )
- 1 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
- 1 Tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 Tsp ginger, ground
- 2-4 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- pinch or black pepper
- Ice cubes if serving cold
Set a medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk together the milk, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper in the saucepan. Increase the heat to high, and bring the mixture to a boil, whisking frequently to keep the mixture from scorching on the bottom.
When the turmeric tea/golden milk has reached a boil, lower the heat and keep for another 2-4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, pour the vanilla extract and your sweetener of choice.
Serve the tea immediately for a hot version, or cool ir completely in the fridge and serve as desired over ice within a week.
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