It’s that time of the year again (in Canada anyways) to pull out your winter boots, coats, and find any and every way to keep your immune system rockin’ so you don’t catch the flu bug going around. Aside from a cozy hot tea or the occasional morning latte, I decided to jump on the Golden Milk train. Golden Milk lattes have been a fan fave of mine since last year but they’re not always easy to come upon in a cafe and if they are you’re paying $5+.
Do you catch colds easily? Are you always that person who’s sick this time of the year? Your immune system might need a check, and if you’re not then good on you! Our immune systems are affected by a number of things such as stress levels, lifestyle, diet, using toxic chemical products on a daily basis, bad gut health, and the list goes on.
Turmeric, what gives Golden Milk Latte’s their colour, has a number of incredible properties that should be consumed regardless but especially at this time of the year:
- Powerful anti-inflammatory to help our bodies ward off harmful bacteria and diseases
- Strong antioxidant
- It can relieve pain
- It can improve liver function
- It can aid in digestion
* When taken on a regular basis
I decided to spice it up and make a Chai Golden Milk Latte, adding a few extra ingredients full of powerful properties to boost your immune system. Since there is no caffeine this latte can be a delicious, warming treat before bed or a nice wakeup to your morning. I like using canned coconut milk for my Golden Milk Lattes because of how rich and delicious it makes it, and it provides a significant amount of healthy fats which will keep you feeling full longer. Consuming healthy fats is a really good idea during the cold winter months when all you want to do is sit inside and eat carbs.
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/2 cup milk substitute (almond, coconut, etc.)
- 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch allspice or cardamom
- 1 drop doTERRA Ginger Oil or 1 tsp grated ginger
Combine all ingredients in a blender (I use my Blendtec). Blend all ingredients for 30 seconds or until you get a good layer of foam (about an inch). Once all ingredients are blended pour into a pot and heat it up on medium. Once it’s hot slowly pour into your mug making sure to leave some foam for the top. Sip and enjoy!