Who doesn’t love a good cup of latte? It is probably the first thing we’re looking for in the morning. It wakes us up and prepare us to start the day. But how about the decaffeinated alternatives of latte that does the same job? PLUS other health properties that soothes our body and mind? Care to find out? Check this article below!
What is Turmeric Latte?
We could say that Instagram is probably the first place where people showcases their creativity in fashion, beauty and even food and beverages. Some people call it turmeric latte, some call it golden milk, it is the latest trend of healthy beverage that have been in the spotlight for the past few months.
It is mainly made of turmeric (indeed) but don’t be surprised that this drink actually does not contain any coffee properties at all! Instead, we serve it with almond milk which make this drink even tastier!
We love its colour! It has a mixture of orange and yellow due to the component of turmeric itself. Instagram universe is crazy about this latte due to its pretty and vibrant colour which makes a good object for Instagram posts. Also turmeric itself is a healthy spice with numerous health benefits that most of nutrients experts have forecasted to be a huge trend this year. If you prefer a pink latte or a charcoal latte, do not worry, they are trendy too!
Health Benefits of Turmeric
For some of us, turmeric latte might sound extraordinarily unique because we know that turmeric is used to make curry. However, this latte is not any new for Indian and Middle Easter people.
They have been consuming turmeric latte for much longer than we have, and they have been using the spice as a home remedy. Due to its medicinal properties, ancient Indians tried to preserve their knowledge about turmeric health benefits and tried to implement it in diverse ways: medicine, food, drinks….
Turmeric has multiple health benefits such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant. It improves brain function, detoxes, clears the skin from acne (phew!), helps with weight loss and treats menstrual issues. Sounds promising for us ladies, don’t you think?
How to Take Turmeric
It is clear now that turmeric has numerous of health benefits. However, health experts suggested that human body can only take 200-500 milligrams of turmeric (1 tablespoon). Our blood system is unable to process too much turmeric component in our body.
Therefore, if you are new in consuming turmeric and want to start adding this spice into your diet, we would recommend you to start little and gradually add more. It is consumable but of course you will need some time to get used to it!
Making Your Own Turmeric Latte!
Follow these simple steps to make your own vegan turmeric latte!
2 cups of milk of choice (we recommend almond milk!)
1 tsp of freshly grated organic turmeric or 1tsp of organic turmeric powder
½ organic cinnamon
A pinch of black pepper
1-2 tsp of organic coconut syrup (to taste)
1 freshly peeled organic ginger (cut into pieces)
Blend all ingredients until it is smooth. Rinse to get rid of big chunks. Stir in the saucepan and enjoy while it’s warm! It soothes your body and feels really relaxing!
Attitude Organic hopes that you are convinced to try this drink ASAP! A big thank you to Eka Yuniarti for writing this article and for helping us to adopt and always healthier lifestyle!
Bonus for our lovely Londoners
Here is the list of the 5 best cafes where you can enjoy a Turmeric Latte! For those who do not live in the capital, make those places a must-go when you travel to that crazy city.
Friend Of Ours
Friend of Ours is a very cosy cafe in Hoxton (East London). We love their latte because they offer the option to prepare it with oat milk, which is not so usual.
That cafe, located in Neil’s Yard, is pretty central. We really enjoy that place because it also serves a delicious Turmeric Hot Chocolate!
Pret a manger
Although Pret is a pretty big chain, we like that it is convenient to stop by and to get your Turmeric Rush! They also serve 2 types of Turmericthat you can choose from: golden turmeric (with coconut milk) and turmeric tonic latte (with ginger and lemon).
Final Reasons to switch to that delicious latte
People love hot drinks all day long and usually turn towards coffee as a reflex. Our funder, Marine is 100% guilty of that but she realised while reading about ways to keep her stress under contral that coffee is an ennemy.
According to Mayo Clinic, “two or more cups of coffee a day can increase the risk of heart disease in people with a specific — and fairly common — genetic mutation that slows the breakdown of caffeine in the body.”
Coffee also stimulates the production of cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine that are stress hormones. As a result, it will be harder for your liver to detox and to regulate your hormones as it should. To make it clear, it gives it uncesseray extra work and it will create unbalances. You will then suffer from unbalanced hormones symptome, such as fatigue, mood swings, headaches and acne!
Coffee can still be good if you limit it to one cup per day. Indeed, according to Dr. Charles Fuchs in Harvard Health Publishing, studies suggested that coffee can have some positive health impacts. “Regular coffee intake has been associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, and it may be that through a similar mechanism, coffee may also improve outcomes for people with advanced colon cancer,”.