Golden Latte is a twist of Turmeric Milk commonly known as haldi wala doodh in India. The lovely golden colour that is seen when turmeric is mixed in milk gives it this beautiful name – ‘The Golden Latte’. Cafes from Sydney to San Francisco are spicing up their menus with turmeric latte. It’s a healthy alternative to coffee, it tastes great – and it’s easy to make your own. Indians have been using it for centuries and is the most popular remedy from grammy’s kitty when one is down with a cold, flu or a sore throat. Unfortunately a former younger version of me always ran away from this drink due to it’s strong flavour. I wonder to myself, would I have had it happily had my mother dolled it up for me or presented it differently or if the flavour would have been milder? May be, May be not!
This year the flu caught me bad :(. There was phlegm everywhere, throat so sore that couldn’t talk and the occasional bouts of high temperature twice in three months. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with a viral infection, which means no medication would help. My best bet was drink plenty of fluids and rest. After the first bout I wanted to make sure I don’t suffer like this again. During the second bout of flu I had this golden latte each day for a week and recovered much faster than earlier.
Turmeric has unbelievable health benefits.
- Turmeric has natural anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
- It is an effective against hazardous environmental toxins and harmful microorganisms.
- The spice heats up your body and provides quick relief from lung congestion and sinuses.
- Hot milk with turmeric is an excellent source of antioxidants that fight free radicals. The free radicals are known to damage our skin, causing loss of glow and elasticity.
- Turmeric milk is considered an excellent blood purifier and cleanser. It can revitalize and boost the blood circulation in the body.
- It is known to help in joint pains.
Now that you learnt of its benefits I am sure you want to give it a try. I am going to share with you the quick experiment with the traditional haldi wala doodh to make it more appealing to my taste buds and eyes.
- Fresh Milk – 1 Cup (Substitutes – Almond milk goes great with this if you want to go vegan)
- Turmeric Powder – 3/4 tsp (yes that’s right, the trick to make it lighter on the taste buds is to go with 3/4 tsp instead of 1 tsp of turmeric – as one says less is more 😉 !!)
- Cinnamon – a pinch (optional)
- Honey – 1 tsp (optional; Substitute – brown sugar for my vegan friends out there)
- Heat up the milk in a pot.
- Add the turmeric powder and cinnamon powder.
- Froth the milk with a milk frother. If you don’t have one I have a trick. I use a whisk and whisk up the milk while its heating. Trust me the froth and whisking makes all the difference.
- Add honey to the empty cup.
- Pour the golden latte with the froth on top of the honey into the cup.
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There are tons of other health benefits. But to keep it short and simple, who doesn’t want a great skin and a solid immune system!! I decided to continue drinking it on a regularly basis and I can feel the difference. How about you? Try it out the tell me how you liked it. Would love to hear about your experiences.
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