Food

Golden Latte

01/23/17

‘Golden latte’ is a divine drink. It is a mix of non dairy-milk (either coconut or almond milk);different spices such as cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, even chai spices (nutmeg, clove, cardamom) and pepper.

This golden drink is not only delicious, it’s also a very good ally to your health. The turmeric gives the drink its yellow color but most of all, associated with pepper, it’s one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients on the market.

You can easily find ground turmeric nowadays in organic stores. Ideally, try to find some fresh turmeric (the same sort of root look as ginger, only its core is deep orange) and to grate it in the drink. Same for fresh ginger. No need to buy an expensive juice machine. A good blender will do.

You can prepare a ‘classic’ version or add the chai spices for a stronger option. No need to add a lot of sugar as the dates will provide some. Use honey or unrefined sugar such as agave syrup, rice or coconut sugar.

Serves 2 people.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric + some extra to serve
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch pepper + some extra to serve
  • 1 pinch grated ginger
  • 1 pinch grated fresh turmeric + du curcuma en poudre pour servir
  • 2 mejdool dates, stoneless
  • 1 tsp fresh vanilla (or extract if you do not have any)

Chai spices you can add if you feel like a stronger version:

  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground clove

Recipe:

  1. Pour all the ingredients in a blender
  2. Mix well till you have an homogeneous drink
  3. Heat the golden latte in a pan and serve immediately after sprinkling an additional pinch of curcuma and pepper.

Enjoy !

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