Why Golden Milk is all the Rage

Golden Milk, Turmeric LatteWatch out Chai Tea and Bulletproof Coffee, Golden Milk is here and it already has a cult following!

Google “Golden Milk” and you will promptly be rewarded with recipe upon recipe to make this sought after drink that apparently cures everything from hair loss to arthritis.

Thank goodness that this is not yet another product that contains actual gold!  Golden Milk is what you get when you infuse milk (almond, dairy, coconut or soy) with turmeric.  Many other spices and superfoods, like coconut oil, can be added into the mix to enhance the flavor and ramp up the health benefits.

Also known as a Turmeric Latte, this drink is nothing new in India where it has been used as a popular remedy for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.

So what is all the fuss about?  According to webmd.com, curcumin, a substance found in turmeric, is believed to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.  The list does not end there though!  Curcumin has also been found to protect against the following:

  • High Cholesterol
  • Colitis
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • Viral Infections

Ready to swap your Cappuccino for a health-boosting Turmeric Latte?  Here is a recipe from wellnessmama.com for you to try:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of milk (any type of milk you prefer)
  • 1 tsp dried turmeric spice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • ¼ dried ginger powder or a tiny piece of fresh, peeled ginger root
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp raw honey or syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

Blend all ingredients together in a blender.

  1. Pour into a saucepan and heat up for 3 – 5 minutes over medium heat until it is hot, but not boiling.
  2. Enjoy immediately.

Don’t feel like making it yourself?  No worries, Cape Town rarely disappoints when it comes to staying on trend!  Try this drink at the Superlatte drinks bar at the Oranjezicht City Farm Market in Granger Bay.

Have you tried this?  Share your thoughts and leave a comment below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

On August 18th, 2017, posted in: News by , ,

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