Are you looking to add more antioxidant rich spices to your diet? This Golden Milk Latte recipe will do just that, plus it will kick up the flavor a notch!

Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant rich in curcumin. Research studies support it's ability to reduce inflammation and significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and even depression.

3 Important Ways to Boost Turmeric/Curcumin Absorption for Anti-Inflammation:

  1. Eat with a Fat Source. One of the main reasons curcumin has limited absorption is that it isn't very water soluble. However, curcumin does like to attach to fats, so we can help curcumin get absorbed better by eating or drinking it with a fat like coconut milk, 2% or higher cow's milk, or various nut milks on the supermarket shelves.
  2. Heat it. Exposing turmeric to gentle heat helps to increase absorption by making it more water soluble. A warm drink like this latte is the perfect delivery system!
  3. Make sure Black Pepper is an ingredient. Piperine is the active ingredient in black pepper. One study concluded that combining turmeric with black pepper increases absorption of curcumin by 2000%! Whether you're drinking this delicious latte or making your favorite Indian food dish, don't forget to add the black pepper.

Golden Milk Latte

Are you looking to add more antioxidant rich spices to your diet? This Golden Milk Latte recipe will do just that, plus it will kick up the flavor a notch!

Golden Milk Latte

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 2 cups unsweetened milk or milk alternative of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice (maple syrup, agave, honey, stevia)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 inch grated fresh ginger (or 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder)
  1. Place small pot on a burner and add milk or milk alternative of choice. Bring to heat over low to medium setting. Stir in vanilla extract and sweetener of choice.
  2. Add cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, and ginger. Stir well.
  3. Bring mixture to a slow simmer, and then remove from heat.
  4. Divide into 4 small mugs and serve immediately.

Notes

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Total Time: 5 minutes, Yield: 4 servings 1x, Category: Beverage, Cuisine: American, Diet: Gluten Free

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 35
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 95 mg
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g

I hope you enjoy this recipe and take comfort in knowing you're doing positive things for your health! Tag @nutritiondynamixRD to share how YOU are enjoying your Golden Milk Latte!

Check out my other articles about inflammation: 6 Chronic Inflammation Warnings; Is ORGANIC Produce Important for Anti-Inflammation?