Fall is just about here, which means it’s time for jackets, boots and warm seasonal beverages. But rather than run to your nearest Starbucks for the “first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season,” why not try something new? Something rich in flavor and health benefits yet just as warm and “fall” as the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Golden milk has been around for ages but is often lost in the sea of espresso/tea beverages. This season we are looking to golden milk lattes to bring us good health and all the fall vibes.
Golden milk gets its rich gold color from a healthy scoop of turmeric which is the star of the drink. The turmeric, however, does a lot more than just give the beverage its milk golden yellow hue. Turmeric’s active ingredient is called curcumin and it is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This means that on its own turmeric can aid in boosting health and reduce inflammation caused by stress or other medical issues. The other key ingredients of golden milk are not to be forgotten, as the combination of them together is what makes golden milk such a stunner. To make true golden milk you’ll need to mix turmeric and black pepper until well dissolved into warm coconut milk. Black pepper has its own health benefits and when mixed with turmeric its benefits are significantly increased. The two blended with coconut milk aid in digestion and help boost vitality.
Black pepper aside, golden milk can be the warm fall beverage of your dreams. In a saucepot add spices like cardamom, cinnamon or saffron and sweeten with organic honey or agave. Once mixed together, pour your creamy golden concoction into your favorite mug and top with crushed pistachios, almonds or a sprinkle of raw chocolate shavings. Fall is here and so is your new favorite fall latte, so take the leap and try something new and comforting this season.