Scooch on over coffee. There’s a new hot cup in town. Golden Lattes are the new “it” drink, and their a blonde-tastic concoction you can enjoy morning, noon or night. If you’re a fitness fiend or just looking to spice things up, give a mug of golden deliciousness a try. The concoction has several aliases including “golden tea,” “turmeric tea” and “golden milk.” Whatever you call it, the combination of spices can help keep you healthy and ease some of your post-workout aches and pains.
The thing that makes Golden Lattes so special is the primary ingredient, Turmeric. Turmeric has been used for centuries in many cultures to treat all sorts of ailments from colds to skin infections and more…so much more. Scientific studies have shown that the curcumin in turmeric, the stuff that gives the spice its bold yellow color, renders many benefits due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies Indicate That Turmeric (Found in Golden Lattes!) Can Help:
- Ease digestion and quell an upset stomach.
- Enhance joint function by decreasing pain and inflammation in achy joints.
- Potentially give the brain a boost and benefit certain individuals memory.
If you mix turmeric with the anti-inflammatory properties of cinnamon, black pepper and ginger in Golden Lattes, you’ll give a quadruple-whammy knockout punch to inflammation.
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There are several Golden Latte recipes out there that involve many minutes of spice grating and grinding. However, something that is supposed to soothe your joints boost mental clarity, rev up the immune system and help you distress should not be complicated. It’s a beverage, not brain surgery.
Here’s a Simple, Yet Sensational Golden Latte Recipe to Try:
It makes two cups, which is ideal. You can drink one hot and save one for later. Some like it hot! But, it tastes delish cold and is a perfect post-workout replenisher. Dairy milk gives muscles a protein boost, delivers calcium to your bones and provides carbohydrates for energy. But, if you don’t do dairy, any milk (almond, coconut, cashew, etc.) will work.
- 2 Cups Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 Teaspoon Honey
- ½-1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon (to taste)
- 4 Cardamom Pods (Crack them open and deseed them. You’ll use the seeds)
- A Pinch- ¼ Teaspoon Ground Ginger (to taste)
- A Pinch of Black Pepper (to taste)
Add all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat while whisking. Make sure it’s well mixed and turn the heat to low when you notice steam rising from the liquid. Taste it and adjust spices and sweetener to your liking. Let it simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
That’s it! Enjoy your golden elixir (and wipe down your stove, so the turmeric doesn’t stain)!